Monday, February 18, 2019

AZ-102 Study notes - Part 2

Continued from a previous series. Here are my notes created from studying for the AZ-102 exam.
The LinkedIn Series here was helpful:


Implement and manage storage (5-10%)

Configure Azure files

Create Azure file share

Simple process if you've done it before, create a storage account > file share > New File Share.
Use connect to mount the share via CMD / powershell / Linux.
Quota is 5 TiB
Powershell you can create this with the key with the cmdlet New-AzureStorageShare after setting the storage context with New-AzureStorageShare

Create Azure File Sync service

Azure file sync is a "local" Windows Server copy of the Azure file share.
Configure the service from the Azure portal - Create a new Azure File Sync resource from the marketplace.
Configure the on-premise server - disable IE enhanced security. Install the Azure File Sync Agent. Register the server.

Gotchas:
Only local non-removable volumes are supported.
Module is named Az.StorageSync
Server 2012 R2 and above (Standard and DC versions) 2GB of memory is required.
DFS - DFS-N good - DFS-R not unsupported - but recommend replacing with Azure File Sync.

Create Azure sync group

Add a new SyncGroup from the portal. Select a storage account. Select a fileshare. Easy.
Add server endpoint from the cloud console.
Cloud tiering (only hot files on the cloud) has a lot of gothcas (no VSS, limited attributes, no system volume, etc).
.SystemShareInformation folder is used like the System Volume Information folder - no touchy.

Troubleshoot Azure File Sync

Don't remove the server endpoint as this could wipe your data.
Agent install troubleshooting: StorageSyncAgent.msi /l*v Installer.log
Changes can take up to 24 hours to in Azure File Sync.
Portal: Sync or Endpoint Health
Server: Applications and Services Logs\Microsoft\FileSync\Agent\Telemetry event logs.
AFSDiag tool
PDC role needs to be Server 2012 R2+
StorageSync.sys and StorageSyncGuard.sys are the two drivers you need to know.


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