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Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration

This course teaches you the tools and resources necessary to assess your on-premises workloads to determine whether or not they're ready to migrate to Microsoft Azure.
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(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 9, 2019
Duration
1h 14m
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Course info
Rating
(18)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 9, 2019
Duration
1h 14m
Description

More often than not, something will get overlooked when your investigating a major upgrade or migration. In this course, Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration, you will learn foundational knowledge of the what it takes to determine your datacenter's workload Azure readiness. First, you will learn what tools and resources you will need to get the job done. Next, you will discover how to create an Azure Migrate project and discover your VM workloads. Finally, you will explore how to assess your on-premises SQL instances and whether or not they can make the shift. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Migrations needed to assess and plan your migration to Microsoft Azure.

About the author
About the author

Michael Teske is an Author Evangelist with Pluralsight helping people elevate their skills. He has 20+ years of experience in IT Ops, including 17 as an IT instructor at a community college.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Michael Teske, and welcome to my course, Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration. I'm an author evangelist at Pluralsight. Today's enterprise is evolving at a rapid pace by taking advantage of what cloud services can offer. More than ever, companies are re-imagining their data centers and leveraging the cloud's scalability, while driving down capital expenditures. This course is focused on assessing your on-premises environment and determining what workloads, virtual machines, and databases are ready to make the move, and if not, what can you do to improve their Azure readiness while reducing downtime during the migration. You can't get the job done without the right tools. I'll introduce you to the wide range of resources and tools to get your assessment completed with confidence. We'll create an Azure migrate project to estimate what sizes and costs are involved in this process, while identifying any workload dependencies which cannot be overlooked. And finally, we'll assess your SQL instances and identify their readiness for Azure as well. By the end of this course, you'll be able to confidently identify your on-premises workloads and databases that are Azure-ready, or almost ready. Before beginning the course, you should have a general familiarity with the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, as well as an intermediate understanding of managing on-premises VMs along with VMware vCenter. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to assess your workloads with the Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration course at Pluralsight.

Preparing for Assessment
Welcome to Assessing and Planning Microsoft Azure Migration. This is the first module, Preparing for Assessment. Hi, my name is Michael Teske, and I'm a Pluralsight author. This course is dedicated to assessing the workloads we hope to migrate to the cloud. Before we start assessing, we need to figure out what are the different types of migration strategies we'll have to perform. We'll discover this by locating the different assessment tools provided by Microsoft, which will help us determine which migration strategy we'll have to employ. Along the way, we'll note some of the different migration tools which will help us move to our workloads in the cloud, and we'll also do that in future courses. You can find the exercise files for this course in the Pluralsight Player. Click the Exercise tab and then click Download Exercise Files. The files will contain PDF copies of the slide decks for note taking as well as any links to resources we explore throughout the course, along with other information I thought would be useful. So, really, no scrambling to pause or jot down the URLs, it's all in there.

Assess VMware Workloads for Migration to Microsoft Azure
Welcome to Assess VMware Workloads for Migration to Microsoft Azure. Hi, I'm Michael Teske, and I'm a Pluralsight author. This course is dedicated to assessing the workloads we plan to migrate to Microsoft Azure. We'll discover the Azure Migrate service, and learn what information it can provide about our workloads and their Azure readiness. We'll create a Migrate project in Azure, download the collector appliance, import it into our vCenter, and configure it for our Migrate project. I want you to think about a few things as we're going through this. First, can Azure Migrate assess Hyper-V workloads? How long can I retain my assessments in Azure? Also, how does the data get collected? You can find the exercise files for this course in the Pluralsight Player. Click the Exercise Files tab, and then click Download Exercise Files. Files will contain PDF copies of the slide decks for note-taking purposes, as well as any links to the resources we explore throughout the course, along with other information I thought would be helpful. Jotting down web addresses is not fun, I know that. It's all in there.

Creating Server Assessments
Welcome to Creating Server Assessments. Hi, I'm Michael Teske, and I'm a Pluralsight author. This course is dedicated to assessing the workloads we plan to migrate to the Microsoft Azure cloud. In the last module, we created our Migrate project, located where we can download the Collector appliance, and then we verified its integrity by comparing hash values and importing it into our vCenter environment. In this module, we will pick up where we left off, begin our discovery process on our on-premises workloads. Once the workloads are discovered, we'll create an assessment in Azure. Next, we will review the findings of the assessment report. Let's get started. As always, you can find the exercise files for the course in the Pluralsight Player. Click on the Exercise Files tab, and then click Download the Exercise Files. Files will contain PDF copies of the slide decks for note-taking purposes, as well as any links to resources we explore throughout the course, along with other information I thought would be helpful. Jotting down web addresses is not a lot of fun. You will also find scripts with the commands demonstrated in this course as well. It's all in there. I have found these files to be invaluable as a Pluralsight user and refer to many of them to this day.

Creating Server Dependency Mapping
Welcome to Creating Server Dependency Mappings. Hi, I'm Michael Teske, and I'm a Pluralsight author. This course is dedicated to assessing the workloads we plan to migrate to Microsoft Azure. In the last module, we configured our Collector appliance and ran it against our VMware environment, sending the collected data to our Azure Migrate project. From there, we created assessments based on the various assessment properties. We also discovered how to create groups for our migration project. In this module, we'll pick up where we left off and build our assessments by creating dependency mappings. We will revisit some of what was covered in the last module, just to keep the information fresh. We need to install and configure both monitoring agents, as well as dependency agents. Once that's complete, we can visualize our machine dependencies and group any related machines accordingly. And then finally, we will review our assessment reports and discover other methods of gathering information within those reports. Let's get started. As always, you can find the exercise files for this course in the Pluralsight Player. Click on the Exercise Files tab, and then click Download Exercise Files. The files will contain PDF copies of the slide decks for note-taking purposes, as well as any links to resources we explore throughout the course, along with other information I thought might be helpful. Jotting down web addresses is not a lot of fun. You also will find scripts for the commands demonstrated in this course as well. It's all in there.

Creating Database Assessment Report Using Data Migration Assistant
Welcome to Creating Database Assessment Report Using Data Migration Assistant. Hi, I'm Michael Teske, and I'm a Pluralsight author. This course is dedicated to assessing the workloads we plan to migrate to Microsoft Azure. At this point, we've talked exclusively about migrating our virtual machines. In this module, we'll look at our on-premises SQL workloads and identify our options for migration. First, we'll download and install the Data Migration Assistant. This is a lightweight tool we can use to connect to our SQL instances for assessment. Next, we'll identify the supported database platforms and find where we can locate that information. And finally, we'll create an assessment report based on MS SQL targeting Azure SQL. As always, you can find the exercise files for this course in the Pluralsight Player. Click the Exercise Files tab and then click the Download Exercise Files. Files will contain PDF copies of the slide decks for note-taking purposes, as well as any links to resources we explore throughout the course, along with other information I thought might be helpful. You will also find scripts with the commands demonstrated in this course as well. It's all in there. I found these files to be invaluable as a Pluralsight user and refer to them on a daily basis.