Tag Archives: ARM

Start/Stop VMs during off-hours

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 […]

Visualizing ARM Templates and Generating Diagrams

Index of all blogs in this Step by Step ARM Templates series is located here: Step by Step Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates – Index When developing ARM Templates, from time to time you will need to: Visualize your ARM Templates Generate Diagrams for your ARM Templates Microsoft has provided an Open Source tool for […]

What is in an ARM Template – Understanding All Components

As we discussed earlier in the introduction Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file that defines one or more resources to deploy to a resource group. It also defines the dependencies between the deployed resources. In this post, we will deconstruct any basic ARM template and will understand it’s various […]

JSON 101 for IT Administrators

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates are written in JSON or JavaScript Object Notation. To understand ARM templates, you need to understand few quick basics about JSON. These will enable you to lay a great foundation which will enable you to understand ARM templates very easily. JSON or JavaScript Object Notation (pronounce like “Jay-son”) is a […]

Creating a Site-to-Site (S2S) VPN with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows 2012R2

This setup consists of 2 steps — Step 1, setting up and configuring Azure, and Step 2, setting up and configuring your Windows RRAS server. Let’s begin: Setting up/Configuring Azure: Step 1: Create a Resource Group For the complete blog post, please visit, SCOMandOtherGeekyStuff.com.

Let’s try modifying that ARM Template

[Cross-Post with ALMRocks.com] I deployed the default template as it was created by the wizard.  But I didn’t like some of the default names, including: VM Name Network Interface PublicIPAddress Virtual Network Storage Account   I figure there must be  a way for me to configure those names in the Visual Studio Project. Read the […]

Moving OMS Workspace between Resource Groups

This will be a short one. Azure Resource Manager is a powerful beast and Operations Management Suite is gaining more of its functionality every day. And by that statement I do not mean OMS features specific to Azure. I mean the API, management and  orchestration stuff of Azure Resource Manager. Full article here.