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Dealing with deployment blockers with Bicep

Dealing with deployment blockers with Bicep

Hello Folks! Have you ever had a deployment blocked because the behavior you get from the portal is different than the deployment you get from an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template or a Bicep deployment? Well, I had that issue ... continue reading
Azure Monitor agent and Data Collection Rules

Azure Monitor agent and Data Collection Rules

Last week Sonia Cuff wrote about finding your Azure Log Analytics agent deployments in your environment in preparation for the Azure Monitor agent migration. This was in response to an email you might have received if you are currently using ... continue reading
Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Managing Demo environment with Managed Disk Snapshot

Hello folks, I have been doing some setups for demos on migrating VM to Azure. In good “cooking show” fashion I needed to have my environment ready to be reset so I can run the demo again. Well, instead of ... continue reading
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: 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