This blog post will describe needed steps to configure Azure File Storage. Azure File Storage offers shared storage for applications using the standard SMB 2.1 or SMB 3.0.
In this post we are using Azure Preview portal, because we want to show how to manage different things from there.
First, login to Azure preview portal https://portal.azure.com
When creating Storage Account you need to choose Deployment Model. If that is not quite clear for you, please read following article HERE.
Now we have all needed components and we can start creating Azure File Storage.
You can create File Share via Azure Portal or Azure powershell.
Creating File Share from Azure Portal:
Browse to your Resource Group -> Storage Account -> Files
Creating File Share via Azure Powershell:
First we will create a context for our storage account and key + new file share.
# create a context for account and key
$ctx=New-AzureStorageContext storage-account-name storage-account-key
# create a new share
$s = New-AzureStorageShare logs -Context $ctx
Now we can test our File storage from client:
net use z: \\afilestorage01.file.core.windows.net\data /user:afilestorage01
That´s it. You can get more examples from from Microsoft Azure documentation HERE.