AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 2 – Implement and manage storage

This is part 2 of 5, in which I cover all objectives / skills measured in AZ-103 exam.
Part 1 can be found here: AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 1 – Manage Azure subscriptions and resources

Implement and manage storage (15-20%)

Create and configure storage accounts

Before ticking off the objectives, I would highly recommend you to first start reading the introduction:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction

 

configure network access to the storage account

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-network-security

Azure Storage firewall provides security for a storage account. Network rules apply to practically all network traffic, except: virtual machine disk traffic, and traffic within the same VNet

 

create and configure storage account

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-quickstart-create-account?tabs=azure-portal

To create a new Storage Account with Powershell:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-account-upgrade

You can upgrade from General-purpose v1 to General purpose v2. This is permanent and cannot be undone.

In Powershell:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blob-storage-tiers

Working with Blob Storage and General Purpose v2 accounts, Access tiers enable you to choose Hot, Cool, or Archive tier. Hot and Cool can be set at account level. Archive can be set only at object level.

 

generate shared access signature

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1

 

install and use Azure Storage Explorer

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vs-azure-tools-storage-manage-with-storage-explorer

 

manage access keys

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1

 

monitor activity log by using Log Analytics

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/platform/collect-activity-logs

I’m a little surprised to see this objective here, btw. But the Docs webpage seems to contain the intended information

 

implement Azure storage replication

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-redundancy

Reminder: you can easily change from LRS to GRS to RA-GRS from within the Azure Portal. However, to change from or to ZRS, you need to copy manually, or request a live migration at Microsoft.

In addition, quickly review this site for better understanding:

https://insidemstech.com/2018/03/23/azure-storage-replication/

 

Import and export data to Azure

create export from Azure job

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-from-blobs

 

create import into Azure job

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-to-blobs
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-import-export-data-to-files

 

Use Azure Data Box

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/databox/

 

configure and use Azure blob storage

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-blobs-introduction
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-quickstart-blobs-portal
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-quickstart-blobs-storage-explorer
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/blobs/storage-quickstart-blobs-powershell

List blobs in a container

 

configure Azure content delivery network (CDN) endpoints

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-optimization-overview

 

Configure Azure files

create Azure file share

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-how-to-create-file-share

 

create Azure File Sync service

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-planning

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-deployment-guide

 

create Azure sync group

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-deployment-guide?tabs=azure-portal#create-a-sync-group-and-a-cloud-endpoint

 

troubleshoot Azure File Sync

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/storage/files/storage-sync-files-troubleshoot?tabs=portal1%2Cazure-portal

 

Implement Azure backup

configure and review backup reports

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-configure-reports

 

perform backup operation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/quick-backup-vm-portal

 

create Recovery Services Vault

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-recovery-services-vault-overview

 

create and configure backup policy

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-arm-vms-prepare

 

perform a restore operation

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/backup/backup-azure-restore-files-from-vm

 

Continue to part 3:
AZ-103 Study Guide – Part 3 – Deploy and manage virtual machines (VMs)

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