Step 5: Prepare Azure resources for VMWare replication to Azure

Use the instructions in this article to prepare Azure resources so that you can replicate on-premises machines to Azure using the Azure Site Recovery service.

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Before you start

Make sure you've read the prerequisites

Set up an Azure account

Set up an Azure network

  • Set up an Azure network. Azure VMs are placed in this network when they're created after failover.
  • Site Recovery in the Azure portal can use networks set up in Resource Manager, or in classic mode.
  • The network should be in the same region as the Recovery Services vault
  • Learn about virtual network pricing.
  • Learn more about Azure VM connectivity after failover.

Set up an Azure storage account

  • Site Recovery replicates on-premises machines to Azure storage. Azure VMs are created from the storage after failover occurs.
  • Set up an Azure storage account for replicated data.
  • Site Recovery in the Azure portal can use storage accounts set up in Resource Manager, or in classic mode.
  • The storage account can be standard or premium.
  • If you set up a premium account, you will also need an additional standard account for log data.

Next steps

Go to Step 6: Prepare VMware resources