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Aug 7, 2018
1h 51m

One of the most common Microsoft Azure use cases is "lifting and shifting" physical and virtual machines into Azure virtual networks. In this course, Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot both server and database migration from on-premises to the Microsoft Azure cloud. First, you’ll learn how Azure Site Recovery and the Microsoft database migration tools work. Next, you’ll explore how to set up virtual machine replication and migration. Finally, you’ll discover how to migrate physical servers and SQL Server databases to Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a robust knowledge of physical and virtual machine migration that will help you as you move forward in your career as a Microsoft Azure IT operations professional.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Tim Warner. Welcome to my course, Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure. I'm a Pluralsight staff author, Microsoft MVP, and Azure solutions architect. Your business may have plans to migrate its Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines into Azure. The company may also have physical hosts that need the lift and shift treatment. How do you get started? This course gives you a thorough grounding in using Azure Site Recovery to migrate physical and virtual machines into the Microsoft Azure cloud. By the end of the course, you'll understand from start to finish how ASR orchestrates the physical and virtual machine replication, failover, and migration processes. You'll also know how to use Microsoft database migration tools to move SQL Server workloads into Azure SQL database, and other Azure database hosting platforms. I hope you'll join me on this journey to master workload migration in our Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure course at Pluralsight.

Evaluating the Migration Environment
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and I'd like to welcome you to our course, Migrating Physical and Virtual Servers to Microsoft Azure. This is a three-module course, and we're in the first one today. This is entitled, Evaluating the Migration Environment. Here's what we have in store for this module. We're going to begin by introducing what Azure Site Recovery, ASR for short, is, and what its major use cases are. We'll then consider another Azure cloud service called Migrate. We'll then spend time with the ASR Deployment Planner, paying particular attention in the demo to the Hyper-V to Azure migration scenario. And then we'll look at migrating SQL Server databases to Azure using the Database Migration Assistant. Now there's a lot of tools and technologies we'll be covering. Don't feel too overwhelmed now, because we have two additional modules in this course, and we're going to run the scenario across all three of them so that you can see how this migration process works end-to-end. Let's get started. If you've studied my Pluralsight courses before, then you know that I like to include exercise files. From the Pluralsight web player, you'll want to go from the Table of contents tab where you normally watch the clips, to Exercise Files, and then on the Exercise Files tab click Download exercise files. You'll get a PDF representation of all of my PowerPoint slide decks, and you'll also get links lists that accompany each module. This is going to save you some Bing searching when you're going online in the Azure documentation.

Migrating VMs to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. This module is entitled, Migrating VMs to Microsoft Azure with Azure Site Recovery. My name is Tim Warner. I have three learning goals for us in this module. We're going to review our sample topology. If you're coming to this module directly from the first one in the course, and I hope you are, then you know that we're going to walk through the Hyper-V VM to Azure migration scenario using ASR step by step, and then we're going to test and complete the failover migration. Notice that I have the slash between those words. If we were using ASR for business continuity/disaster recovery, then we would test failover and during an emergency actually perform failover and failback, but here we're just concerned with failing over and then stopping replication in order to, from now on, use the cloud version of our on-premises environment. Let's get right to it.

Migrating Physical Servers and Databases to Microsoft Azure
Hello there, and welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Tim Warner, and this module is entitled Migrating Physical Servers and Databases to Microsoft Azure. Here's what I have in store for you learning wise. We're going to begin this module by reviewing the Azure Site Recovery migration story thus far. If you've been working through this course sequentially, we worked through an on-premises VM migration scenario to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. And you'll recall that we also used the Data Migration Assistant, or DMA, to run an assessment with an on-premises SQL Server database. So we're going to look at what we've done thus far to make sure that you understand, and you remember, and you're ready to move forward. In this module, we're going to migrate a physical server to Azure, and this is important, because I find in my Azure consulting practice that most of my customers assume just naturally and reasonably, I think, that they have to use some tool or toolset outside of the Azure ecosystem to do a physical to virtual translation, and that's no longer the case. ASR includes first-class support for physical servers. So we're going to work through that scenario, and then we're going to revisit the SQL Server migration and perform the migration. We'll use our friend Data Migration Assistant again, but we'll also take a look at Azure's own Data Migration Service. As usual, there's a lot to do, we're going to finish this course with a bang, so let's get right to it.