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

Azure Managed Disks | Easy Scale, High Available, Secure Azure Managed Disks is almost five months old – Start using it, it’s simple, easy to scale, high available and secure. As Microsoft says, “Let Azure takes care of your disks”. The idea is simple, choose the performance tier and the size you want. After that, you

Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage This post is my view of a complete guide, from A to Z, including both the Windows Server part and the Azure Portal part on how to build a Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage. Following this guide you will have a functional two server

Save 40% on Windows Azure VM made easy

Thursday, 27 April 2017 by

Save 40% on Windows Azure VM made easy creating a new Windows Azure VM you will notice a new selection at the Basics step. It is the Hybrid Use Benefit. Using this benefit you can save up to 40% on a Windows Azure VM cost using your own license with software assurance. You just need to

Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 by

Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing Azure Active Directory Application Proxy is a very easy and secure way for web application publishing using the extremely secure Azure AD authentication mechanism. There are a tone of features, like SSO and 2 Factor Authentication. But lets see the basic here. You have a web application that you

Azure VM Backup directly from VM’s blade

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 by

Azure VM Backup directly from VM’s blade Azure makes the VMs’ administration simpler every time. Today we will view a very nice new feature, the Backup shortcut at the VM’s blade. Just click on the VM and select Backup All you have to configure is the Backup Vault name and the Backup policy at the

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Auto-Shutdown Hyper-V free with UPS

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

Recently i installed a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server (the free version) but my UPS doesn’t support Windows Core. No problem, we have PowerShell!! after some search on various sites – blogs – etc i end up creating the following script. It checks the battery status every 3 minutes, using WMI and when the battery drops

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AzureRm | Create Site to Site VPN

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

This post is part of a general idea, to create an end-to-end high available application infrastructure solution in Azure using internal load balancer with the new AzureRm commands and Azure PowerShell v.1.0 preview. We will create a Gateway, request a Public IP and establish a Site to Site VPN. At the time I am writting

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Calculate Azure VHD actual/billing size

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

Azure blob storage is billed based to how much data you use. So you can have an 1023 GB disk but if you use only 20 GB you will be billed for 20 GB. But, ???? , if you write more data, lets say 50 GB and then you erase them, the free space will

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If we need to do local installation of Office 365 to many computers or we need to do it offline then we need to first download the Deployment package and then deploy it using the Office Deployment Tool. 1. Download the Office Deployment Tool, the current link is: 2. Extract it and we have two files, the

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