Welcome back to part 5 of the ASM to ARM series.
In this blog we will show how to prepare the ARM failover infrastructure.
The infrastructure part consists of following elements:
– ARM Resource Group
– ARM Storage Account

(know that the creation of VNET and Storage Account MUST be done in the SAME region as the ASR Vault!)

Create a new ARM Resource group.
It’s better to create a new RG as this will later give us the option to remove the previous ‘asm2arm’ RG with all its child objects in a single command.


Create ARM Storage Account
For the storage part, previously you needed to select Geo Redundant storage for this failover scenario.
Luckely MSFT has made it possible to now also select Local Redundant storage, which also offers better price setting for the failover solution. You can also select Standard or Premium Storage for this (or mix and match).
(If you select a pure Premium Storage for the failover location, you will also need to create a standard storage account for log collection)

In the next chapter we will discuss how to create the replication policies for our VMs.

part 6: create the recovery plan 

Previous blogs in this serie:

part 1: create the ASM resources
part 2: create the recovery vault  
part 3: Network Configuration  
part 4: Mobility Agent installation 
part 5: Prepare failover infrastructure