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Azure Virtual Machines Automation - Deployment

Azure Virtual Machines Automation – Deployment

Welcome to this series where you will learn the various best practices for deploying Azure Virtual Machines and how to manage them at scale. To get started, we are going to take a look at various deployment options; how you ... continue reading
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SUSECON 2022: Powering Business Critical Linux workloads on Azure

Since 2009, Microsoft and SUSE have partnered to provide Azure-optimized solutions for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES). SLES for SAP Applications is the leading platform for SAP solutions on Linux, with over 90 percent of SAP HANA deployments and 70 ... continue reading
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Infrastructure as Code (IaC): Comparing the Tools

When you go to deploy a server or any part of our infrastructure manually, how long does it take you? Can you do a manual deployment end to end without any mistakes? Now, how do you scale that? This is ... continue reading

Manage Linux anywhere with improved Azure Hybrid Benefit and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure

For organizations looking to accelerate innovation through improved IT operation and hybrid cloud migration, we’re pleased to announce expanded management capabilities and preview offerings for Linux workloads running on Azure at this year’s Azure Open Source Day. Azure Hybrid Benefit ... continue reading

Expand hybrid management tools with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Azure

Organizations are looking to accelerate innovation through improved IT operations, better platform resiliency, and a unified hybrid cloud control plane. For Red Hat and Azure customers, we’re now expanding the set of Red Hat management tools that run on Azure ... continue reading
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Desired State Configuration Extension and the Replica Domain Controller ARM Template

By now, you have probably examined my code (if not, please click the link). If you are familiar with ARM Templates, the code should seem relatively straightforward. There is one piece that may seem foreign though: the Desired State Configuration ... continue reading

Configure Ansible to use a Managed Identity with Azure Dynamic Inventory

Hello again, Chris Wallen here and in this post, I’m going to show you how to configure the Ansible Azure Dynamic Inventory plugin to use a managed identity. If you’re not familiar with managed identities, see this overview of managed ... continue reading

Learning from cryptocurrency mining attack scripts on Linux

Cryptocurrency mining attacks continue to represent a threat to many of our Azure Linux customers. In the past, we've talked about how some attackers use brute force techniques to guess account names and passwords and use those to gain access ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading
Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II - Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

Azure Cloud Shell Tips for SysAdmins: Part II – Using the Cloud Shell tools to Migrate

As an Azure Advocate, one of the things I spend my time doing is learning the easiest ways for beginners to use Microsoft Azure. Today I want to share with you a few ways to utilize some tools that are ... continue reading