Migrate application workloads and data to Azure

Data Engineer
Solution Architect
Azure SQL Database

Determine a migration approach for on-premises workloads and databases and ready those resources for migration to Microsoft Azure. Migrate on-premises Hyper-V-based application workloads and relational data to the cloud using Azure Migrate.


  • Knowledge of cloud and traditional architecture concepts
  • Knowledge of networking, compute, and database systems
  • Familiarity with virtualization concepts like VMs, virtual networks, and virtual hard disks
  • Ability to manage cloud identities with Azure Active Directory
  • Basic familiarity with relational data
  • Basic familiarity with SQL Server
  • Basic familiarity with Azure SQL Database

Modules in this learning path

Minimize the time and resources required to migrate your on-premises environment to Azure. Assess your current systems with Azure Migrate, and migrate them with Azure Migrate and Azure Database Migration Service.

Choose an agentless Hyper-V migration approach. Create an Azure Migrate project, enable Azure AD permissions, prepare the on-premises environment, and deploy the Azure Migrate appliance. Your on-premises workloads are now ready for the actual migration.

Enable VMs for replication by registering the Hyper-V host(s) to the Azure Migrate project. Configure Hyper-V VMs for replication, monitor, and run a test failover. After migration complete, migrated VMs should have security controls added.

You will explore different migration tools and migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database.