Working with Azure File Shares

Lab Details

  1. In this lab we will go through various steps to create azure file shares and how to work with it. 

  2. Duration: 30 minutes

Introduction

What is Azure File Share ?

  • Azure Storage is the Azure platform's managed service for providing cloud storage. Azure Storage is composed of several core services and supporting features. It is highly available, secure, durable, scalable, and redundant. 

  • Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via the industry standard Server Message Block (SMB) protocol or Network File System (NFS).

  • Azure file storage mainly can be used if we want to have a shared drive between two servers or across users. In that case, we will go for Azure file storage. 

  • We can create an unlimited number of file shares within a storage account. Once we create a file share, then we can create directories, just like folders, and then we can upload files into it. Once we create a file share, we can mount that on any virtual machine, whether it is in Azure or outside.

  • The SMB protocol is a client-server protocol for accessing shared files, printers over network, and for enabling inter-process communication. 

Task Details

  1. Launching Lab Environment

  2. Create a Storage Account

  3. Create a File Share

  4. Upload a File

  5. Connect to the File Share