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VMSS, VMSS Flex, what are they? And what’s the differences?

VMSS, VMSS Flex, what are they? And what’s the differences?

Hello folks, I’ve been looking at ways to scale regular VM up and down without having to create a full VM template used by the existing VM Scale Set. And I wanted a way that did not force me to ... continue reading
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Faking DDNS with Azure Services

Hello folks, Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve all been mostly stuck to our home offices.  And since I’ve been concentrating of the hybrid services that Azure can provide I setup a simulated on-prem environment at home with left-over ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center - Backups and Good Governance

Azure Backup Center – Backups and Good Governance

Hello folks, Today, there is increased scrutiny and demand for oversight on your data. Furthermore, the requirements dictated by laws and regulations present a growing set of challenges to your organisation. For example, the ISO/IEC 27001:2013(E) Information technology — Security ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Azure Backup Center: Monitor and operate

Hello Folks, We are ITPro, Operation Specialist, Cloud Architects, backup admins…. Regardless of what label we tie ourselves to, we have a responsibility to ensure the proper operation and protection of the environments we are charged with. Included in those ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Azure Backup Center – Report on and Optimize your Backup environment.

Hello folks, In the first post in this series, we explored the overall capabilities ABC is the one single place for all simplified backup needs. As mentioned before, everything in one interface one place to discover and configure, to operate ... continue reading
Azure Backup Center – Your one-stop for all things backups.

Azure Backup Center – Your one-stop for all things backups.

Hello Folks, We live in a world where the only constant is change. Actually… There might be one thing that has not changed for IT pros and operation folks… The need for an appropriate backup strategy. Today, in this world ... continue reading
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