To use an Azure Storage Account with Morro Data, you'll need to:

  1. Create a storage container.
  2. Add the container as a Cloud Storage Group in the Morro Cloud Manager.


Notes:

  • Any Azure Storage Account type can be used as long as it supports Blob storage.  More information on the types of Azure Storage Accounts available can be found here.
  • Choose the location physically closest to your CacheDrives.
  • Standard vs Premium Performance - Choose based on your performance vs cost requirements.
  • Replication - Locally Redundant Storage (LRS) is generally good enough with 11 9's durability.
  • Hot access tier is highly recommended.  Lifecycle management can be used to move blobs to Cool storage after a certain period of time to possibly reduce costs, but they should never be moved to Archive storage.
  • Container public access level should be set to Private for better security.



Creating the Storage Container

  1. Go to the Azure Portal and log in.
  2. Click Storage Accounts, then select the account you'd like to use.
  3. Click Containers and create a container for Morro Data.
  4. Click Access Keys under Settings.  You will need these values when adding the container as a Cloud Storage Group in Morro Cloud Manager.



Adding the Container as a Cloud Storage Group

  1. Go to Morro Cloud Manager.
  2. Click File System, then Add Cloud Storage.
  3. In the popup, select Your Object Storage for Sync and select the Azure icon under Providers.  The following options will appear:

  4. Add a name for the Cloud Storage Group.  This is how it will appear in MCM and any characters can be used.
  5. Account Name is the Storage Account Name from the Access Keys screenshot.
  6. Access Key is key1 from the Access Keys screenshot.
  7. Container name is the name of the container created for Morro Data.
  8. Click Create.
  9. Verify that the Cloud Storage Group appears in the File System page in MCM.