For the last several months Pete Zerger, Tao Yang, Kevin Greene, Anders Bengtsson and me have been working hard to update Inside OMS book. With the latest changes we are now on version 3 of the book and with new name: Inside Azure Management.
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 […]
As I still see people confused and not informed about OMS I’ve decided to write this blog post and lay my thoughts around the end of OMS.If you are not sure what is OMS that is ok and you do not necessary need to know but if you are curious you should check out my […]
Not so long ago in Azure we only had resource group level deployment but a couple of months ago subscription level deployments were implemented. On resource group level we deploy resources like Azure VMs, Service Apps, Azure SQL databases, etc and on subscription level we deploy policy definitions and assignments, resource groups (yes they are […]
“Don´t be a dinosaur, learn how to stay on top of your it Infrastructure when transitioning into Azure” — Join Niklas Akerlund, MVP, Cloud and Automation Expert to hear about the latest developments with Azure migrations. You can check out his blog here. Change is happening incredibly fast in today’s IT delivery, and for a service provider, it’s about embracing […]
With the increased uptake of cloud technologies across the board, Kelverion have seen a significant shift in companies moving their automation from on-premise to the cloud. We are also getting a lot of requests from companies looking to understand if cloud automation is right for them, what’s involved in migrating and what will automation look like in the […]
In my blog post Defining Input Parameters For Policy Definitions in ARM Template I’ve showed you how to use deploy policy definitions with parameters via ARM template. I didn’t described completely on why such workaround is needed but I think now it is good time to explain that as well. The topic is a little […]
Azure Policy team has a GitHub repository of Policy definitions examples. Recently I’ve been looking at some of the examples there and I’ve noticed that one of them was not working correctly. Specifically I am referring to Platform Image Policy. Additionally the example contains only the rules. It does not have ARM template for deploying […]
Recently I’ve came into the following situation. I needed to store a json as Azure Automation string variable. To do that is easy as you just need to pass the json as text by first escaping it. That is easy peasy when using PowerShell. But what if you want to pass the json as object […]
Subscription Level Template deployments is relatively new feature. Support for Azure CLI was added in version 2.0.40 and for AzureRM PowerShell module is yet to come. Basically instead of deploying resources at resource group you are doing that at subscription level. This opens a lot of possibilities some of which are: Full blog post here.