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Bulletproof manage your Azure VMs

Wednesday, 31 January 2018 by

Continuing the Azure Security Center posts, today we will see a new feature of the Security Center, called Just in Time VM Access. As best security practice, all the management ports of a Virtual Machine should be closed using Network Security Groups. Only the ports required for any published services should be opened, if any.

At this series of posts we will make a walk along the Azure Security Center, to see some common usage scenarios. Like how we can use it to protect from a Virtual Machine to a whole Data Center. To make it easier to understand we will start with a typical Azure IaaS scenario. A Virtual

As we have already saw at a previews post, we can use the Service Endpoints to protect an Azure SQL Server inside an Azure Virtual Network. Today we will see how we can protect a Storage Account. First we need to enable the Microsoft.Storage Service Endpoint to an existing Virtual Network or create a new

Secure your Azure SQL locally inside your vnet  using service endpoints For many companies, a throwback of using Azure SQL was the Public Access. After the latest Azure updates you can use the service endpoints to  Secure your Azure SQL locally inside your vnet! For the time, the feature is available only at the West

Create Azure File Shares at your ARM template using PowerShell Using Azure Resource Manage template deployment, you can create a Storage account but you cannot create File Shares. Azure File Shares can be created using the Azure Portal, the Azure PowerShell or the Azure Cli. Mainly, the idea is to run a PowerShell script that

Add multiple managed disks to Azure RM VM

Thursday, 28 September 2017 by

Add multiple managed disks to Azure RM VM In this post I have created a PowerShell script to help add multiple managed disks to an Azure RM Virtual Machine. The script to add multiple managed disks will prompt you to login to an Azure RM account, then it will query the subscriptions and ask you

  Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Web Server At my previous post, Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM, I described how to create a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM with the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. Now we will see how to use a Hyper-V Nested VM as a Web Server

  Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V Replica on Azure After my Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM post on how to create a Nested VM inside an Azure VM, I am following with how to have Hyper-V Replica on Azure. To accomplish this we will use the Azure VM and the

  Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM With the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes Microsoft has released the Nested Virtualization, meaning you can simply have a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM. In this post I am testing the Nested Virtualization functionality creating a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM and

Azure VM Image

Friday, 25 August 2017 by

  Azure VM Image Following one of my earlier posts, about Azure Managed Disks, lets see how easy it is to create an Azure VM Image from an Azure VM that uses Managed Disks. The first step it to Sysprep/Generalize the source VM. Otherwise the VM that will be created will not start. Select Generalize

Azure Backup Reports

Thursday, 29 June 2017 by

Azure Backup Reports A new feature is in public preview, the Azure Backup Reports. Now we can have the Azure Backup Reports at the OMS Workspace, Event Hub and Power Bi. You can use Power BI to view report dashboard, download reports and create custom reports The configuration has two steps, one to configure the

Azure Log Analytics | CPU Performance Monitor In this article we will create a CPU Performance monitor View for our servers at the Azure Log Analytics (OMS) Portal. At the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) portal press the + button to create a new View The View Designer workspace will open. Select the “Line chart

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