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Provisioning a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake

Hands-On Lab

 

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Brian Roehm

Azure Training Architect I in Content

Length

00:45:00

Difficulty

Beginner

In this hands-on lab, we will provision a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake instance, create folders in the data lake, and implement a zoned folder structure.

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Provisioning a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake

Introduction

In this hands-on lab, we will provision a Gen 2 Azure Data Lake instance, create folders in the data lake, and implement a zoned folder structure.

Connect to the Lab

  1. On the main lab page, click the Open Azure Portal button.
  2. Enter the username that was provided for you in the Credentials section of the lab instructions page.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Enter the password that was provided for you in the Credentials section of the lab instructions page.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Welcome menu, click Maybe later.

Provision a Gen2 Azure Data Lake Instance

  1. In the Azure dashboard, click All resources > Add resources.
  2. From the Azure Marketplace, select Storage > Storage accounts.
  3. Click +Add or Create storage account.
  4. On the Create storage account page, configure the following settings:
    • Resource group: (Select the existing resource group.)
    • Storage account name: adlsample (or other name if taken).
    • Location: (US) Central US
    • Performance: Standard
    • Account kind: StorageV2 (general purpose v2)
    • Replication: Read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS)
    • Access tier (default): Hot
  5. Click Next : Advanced >.
  6. For Hierarchical namespace, select Enabled.
  7. Click Next : Tags >.
  8. Click Next : Review + create >.
  9. Click Create.

Implement a Zoned Folder Structure

  1. When the deployment is complete, click Go to resource.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Storage Explorer (preview).
  3. Right-click on FILE SYSTEMS, and click Create file system.
  4. Name the file system "test", and click OK.
  5. Click the name of the newly created file system (test) to open it.
  6. Click + New Folder.
  7. Name the new folder "Raw".
  8. Click OK.
  9. At the refresh prompt, click Yes.
  10. Click + New Folder.
  11. Name the new folder "Processed".
  12. Click OK.
  13. At the refresh prompt, click Yes.
  14. Double-click the Raw folder name to open it.
  15. Click + New Folder.
  16. Name the new folder "Application 1".
  17. Click OK.
  18. At the refresh prompt, click Yes.
  19. Click + New Folder.
  20. Name the new folder "2019".
  21. Click OK.
  22. At the refresh prompt, click Yes.
  23. Click + New Folder.
  24. Name the new folder "Jan".
  25. Click OK.
  26. At the refresh prompt, click Yes.
  27. Click + New Folder.
  28. Name the new folder "01".
  29. Click OK.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you've successfully completed this hands-on lab!