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SecretManagement and accessing Linux VMs in Azure

SecretManagement and accessing Linux VMs in Azure

Hello folks, A couple weeks ago I wrote about how I leveraged PowerShell SecretManagement to generalize a demo environment. In that article I only talked about Windows virtual machines running in Azure. However, my colleague Thomas Maurer revisited the topic ... continue reading
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Leveraging PowerShell SecretManagement to generalize a demo environment

Hello Folks, I’ve been working with some colleagues on a shared demo environment, and one issue came up during a session with customers that highlighted a problem.  If any of us change the local admin password of the servers or ... continue reading
Raising the minimum bar with Azure Automanage

Raising the minimum bar with Azure Automanage

Hello Folks, I’ve always believed that one of the true roles of IT in any organizations is to help the business units achieve their goals while maintaining adequate control over company resources. This is not an all-encompassing rule. It’s just ... continue reading
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Building a Policy to deploy the new Azure monitor Agent

Hello folks, Following my recording with Shayoni Seth (Senior Program Manager on the Azure Monitor Agent team) regarding the use and deployment of the upcoming Azure Monitor Agent (AMA) currently in preview. We established that there are 2 key parts ... continue reading
ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

ITOpsTalk: Azure Monitor Agent

Have you ever wondered if there is an option to limit the number of agents you need to deploy on your servers to allow for proper monitoring? There is the Azure monitor Agent, the performance monitoring agent, the Desired State ... continue reading
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Azure Blueprints vs Azure Resource Manager template specs

Hello folks, I’ve had a few conversations lately with IT pros and operations folks that made me think that there may be a disconnect or some confusion about the role of Azure blueprints and ARM templates specs. There were comments ... continue reading
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Leverage PowerShell History across multiple machines

Hello Folks, If you have not seen the content our team has put together for our “ITOpsTalks: All things Hybrid” online event? You can still watch all the sessions online. To the point of today’s post. During the OPS117: PowerShell ... continue reading
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Mount Blob storage on Linux VM NFS 3.0

Hello Folks! Not so long ago I was working on an internal project that required me to deploy Linux VMs that were hosting a workload that saved a copy of any number of video live feeds to blob storage for ... continue reading
OPS118: Deep dive on Onboarding customers into Lighthouse

OPS118: Deep dive on Onboarding customers into Lighthouse

In this session Archana Balakrishnan (Principal PM, Azure Lighthouse) and Pierre Roman demystify the intricacies of onboarding customers in Azure Lighthouse from a service provider's perspective. We will briefly, go over what is Azure Lighthouse and what the onboarding experiences ... continue reading
OPS116: Monitoring and Responding to alerts in hybrid environments using Azure Monitor

OPS116: Monitoring and Responding to alerts in hybrid environments using Azure Monitor

A deep dive on how Microsoft Retail has leveraged Azure Monitor, Log Analytics, Azure Automation, PowerShell and other readily available products to monitor all their on-prem system, including in-store Video walls.In this session we will discuss how you can respond ... continue reading