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Creating Storage Accounts in Azure with PowerShell

In this lab we walk through using Azure PowerShell to create a Storage account. This beginner-level hands-on lab covers several concepts, including the following. * Creating variables to store key parameters. * Identifying the proper cmdlets to create the new Storage account. * Creating the Storage account and entering the correct parameters. This hands-on lab uses the Azure Cloud Shell, so there's no need to install any software. This way it's possible to follow along at work or home using the web browser.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Dec 20, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create the Variables

    Use the instructions below as a guide. Refer to the video for complete steps.

    Note: The resource group has already been created.

    1. Log in to the Azure Portal using the provided credentials.
    2. Navigate to the Cloud Shell using the >_ icon in the toolbar.
    3. Use PowerShell in the Cloud Shell.
    4. Identify the existing resource group with Get-AzResourceGroup.
    5. Set a variable for the existing resource group name.
    6. Set a variable for the location.
  2. Challenge

    Create the Azure Storage Account

    Create the new Azure Storage account with the following information.

    • Resource group: Use the variable created in the previous task.
    • Name: Create a unique name for the storage account.
    • Location: Use the variable created in the previous task.
    • SKUName: Standard_LRS
    • Kind: StorageV2
    1. Create the Storage account with New-AzStorageAccount.

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