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PART 8: CREATING AND MANAGING STORAGE ACCOUNT USING MICROSOFT AZURE ARM AND AZURE POWERSHELL

October 20, 2016 05:28PM

My networking is fully established and configured now and no further changes are require now, I can see some data bytes flow between gateways. But I need to test in real action. I will be deploying one VM on the Azure and try to Ping it from on-Premise machine or vice versa. Before that I will complete some prerequisites for creating VM and deploy storage account to store VM data (VHD) files. (Storage Accounts are as same as VMware Datastore, But we can keep different type of data files, VHD, Tables etc. and has lots of other use), I will try to cover basics on Storage Account here. 

In the Resource Group (POC-VPN), Click Add and type/search Storage Account in Everything and click it in the found Results.

Microsoft azure create new storage account for vm vhd blog file

New pane for Storage Account will open Click create.

Microsoft Azure provides scalable, durable cloud storage, backup, and recovery solutions of any data, big or small. It works with the infrastructure you already have to cost-effectively enhance your existing applications and business continuity strategy, and provide the storage required by your cloud applications, including unstructured text or binary data such as video, audio and images. The cost of your storage account depends on the usage and the options.

In the Create storage Account pane, select some unique name. Deployment model will be ARM resource manager, Account kind type is General Purpose, So i can keep all type of data, To keep VM file I require Page blob as it is optimized to run VHD files, It is already included in General Purpose. Next Performance is standard, it will have lower cost, I/O,  scalability compare to Premium storage.

Replication is one of the interesting optionI am selecting LRS (Locally redundant Storage) It is Locally redundant storage (LRS) replicates your data three times within a storage scale unit which is hosted in a datacenter in the region in which you created your storage account. A write request returns successfully only once it has been written to all three replicas. These three replicas each reside in separate fault domains and upgrade domains within one storage scale unit., Other option is Storage service encryption and selecting it disabled as it it not required right now, this is a security feature.

Other options are self explanatory as discussed in earlier series articles, and Create to proceed.

Microsoft Azure create Storage account deployment model performance Replication encyption

Within few minutes once refreshed resource group you can see new storage account is created it is fairly easy.

microsoft Azure newly created storage account resource manager blob and files, queue, tables

As this is very small article I will try to cover Powershell way of creating storage in the same. Before hand I have deleted the resource. Use below command to create one.

New-AzureRmStorageAccount -Name storage21sept16 -ResourceGroupName POC-VPN -Kind Storage -SkuName Standard_LRS -Location 'East US 2' -EnableEncryptionService Blob

Microsoft Azure Powershell new-AzureRmStorageAccount Kind storage, enabled encryptionservice sku name

If I see how storage looks like, It has 4 types of objects, When Virtual machine created and this storage account selected. Data is stored under blob.

Microsoft Azure storage account Blobs Files Tables Queues standard performance Replication LRS

PART 1 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATION AND CONFIGURATION OF VPN TUNNEL SERIES
PART 2 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING RESOURCE GROUP 
PART 3 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING AND ADMINISTERING VIRTUAL NETWORK (VNET)
PART 3.1 : MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL CREATING AND ADMINISTERING VIRTUAL NETWORK (VNET)
PART 4 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING AND ADMINISTRATING LOCAL NETWORK GATEWAY VPN
PART 4.1 : MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL CREATING AND ADMINISTRATING LOCAL NETWORK GATEWAY 
PART 5: VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT ON MICROSOFT AZURE
PART 5.1: VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT USING MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL
PART 6: INSTALLING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER ROLE (MICROSOFT RRAS)
PART 6.1: CONFIGURING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER DEMAND-DIAL (MICROSOFT RRAS AZURE VPN)
PART 6.2: CONFIGURING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER ROUTER (MICROSOFT RRAS AZURE VPN)
PART 7: MICROSOFT AZURE CREATE CONNECTION IN VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY
PART 7.1: MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL VPN CONNECTION IN VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY
PART 8: MICROSOFT AZURE ARM AND POWERSHELL CREATING AND MANAGING STORAGE ACCOUNT
PART 9: CREATING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM) USING MICROSOFT AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER PORTAL

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