Before Ignite 2018 Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and specifically ARM templates are the only deployment option available. I am excluding Azure CLI, AzureRM PowerShell, SDKs, etc. from this list of course. At Ignite 2018 Microsoft has announced two other options – Azure Blueprints and Azure Deployment Manager (ADM). This blog will express my opinion on […]
Quick and Practical Guide to ARM Templates is a very non-conventional book. The objective of the book is to help you “Become Experts in Developing ARM Templates for Microsoft Azure without any prior knowledge”. This book is for both a beginner and intermediate users. This is a quick and practical approach to learning ARM Templates for […]
Seems the new year bring us some bad surprises in terms of security. There has been some rumors and now turned out to be truth that certain processors are vulnerable to certain attacks. Yes processors. That means that affects a wide variety of Operating Systems. As Microsoft puts it: Microsoft is aware of a new […]
Yesterday Dave announced that there is a new Azure VM extension that deploys the Service Map Dependency Agent. The example provided was only for PowerShell so it was natural that we need ARM template as well. Read full post here.
If you’re like me, you have probably banged your head against the wall a few times with the Login-AzureRmAccount cmdlet… I reached out to the Azure Development team and not only is this a known issue, but there is currently no solution at the time…. Hmm. Here is a bit of the background story, followed […]
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This post is a series of blog posts for Azure Site Recovery (ASR). ASR for VMs being hosted within Azure ASR for a Hyper-V hosted On-Premises, coming soon… ASR for an ESXi hosted On-Premises, coming soon… Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site […]
So, you have a bunch of virtual machines in Azure, and want to ensure they are backed-up, you know, just-in-case.. Here is a step by step walk-through on how to go about setting up and configuring ASR (Azure Site Recovery) and backing up your Virtual Machines (VMs) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM). First things, first, […]
This blog post is for you if: You want to backup an Infrastructure configuration/setup in Azure and want to redeploy it to another environment then this blog is for you. You want to create similar infrastructure as one of existing deployments in Azure You want to modify the configurations of existing Azure IaaS infrastructure and […]
Starting and Stopping VMs during off-hours can mean lots of cost optimizations for you. We have been implementing this via custom Runbooks and schedules for various customers. Now there is out of the box support for this within Azure. The feature is currently in Preview but you can build on this. What do I need […]