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Disaster Recovery solution within Azure – Part 1

We know that in the Public Cloud, special Azure, we are cover by the SLA. Although some organizations like to be redundant where it comes to critical workloads. In this post I will cover how you can setup a Disaster Recovery solution within Azure. In this case I have all my critical workloads running on West US 2 region and the East US 2 is my disaster recovery site. The...

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Interview with MVP

Kevin Kaminski is a Windows and Devices MVP, he had this brilliant idea of creating The Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski series  various people. I had the honor to be the first one. Here is more details about is series and in special about this episode “The Virtually There with Kevin Kaminski series is a concept where I interview various people in the industry that I’ve come to know over...

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Deploy ARM Templates using Key Vault

I’ve been deploying to Azure a lot of resources, one of my favorite things is to create templates where I can reuse for other situations. But sometimes, and in some situations, you need to increase the security. That is where I started to leverage the Key Vault to store my secrets. Over the years, I have been creating a linked template reference where the main template passes parameters and the...

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Azure Resource Manager PowerShell Module

If you are like me that like to have all the tools on your desktop/laptop, special the Azure PowerShell module, now your live is way easier. Not long time ago, you had to download the Azure PowerShell module through the Web Platform. But now, there a simpler way. I found this when I need to replace my Surface Pro. Through PowerShellGet module, all the modules related to Azure are on...

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Load Balanced and Availability Set with multiple VMs

When it comes to best practices to how to setup multiple virtual machines using a load balanced and availability set, the information out there is either outdated or hard to find. What is the scenario? Imagine that you need to set a few VMs that need to be shared the configuration and some files between them. How you could do it? After a few searches on the web, I come...

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Azure Updates Series – August 2017

From the all the enhances or new features that Azure releases on the month of August, there was 2 that will make our live easier, at least in my opinion/experience/area of work off course: Public Preview of Azure Event Grid Enhance of Azure Monitor with new capabilities for diagnostics Azure Event Grid is an important solution how to handle the challenging world of IoT. Most of the actual application based...

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Multiple Azure Subscriptions with one OMS Workspace

I was this week at one of my costumers, and one of the topics that came to the conversation was, how I can connect several Azure subscriptions within the same tenant to OMS? One of the things that I like about Azure, is you have different ways to achieve the same goal. In this case, I found (once more), that Azure Monitor can really help on this one. It is...

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Multiple level alerts with ARM Template

If you run into the situation, that you want to set multiple activity alerts into a resource that you want to monitor, but when you configure or want to edit the alert, you only see a single level of alert (picture below), you normally create another alert into the same resource. That is a way to solve the issue, but you can create or have multiple level of alerts into...

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Move VM between VNETs in Azure

This week I come into this scenario, I would like to move a virtual machine in azure between different VNETs. You might have different reasons to do it, but what is the best way to do it? First you have to understand the scenario, is between VNETs on the same region, or between regions? Same subscription or different subscriptions? And at last same tenant or between different tenants? The way...

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Create AzureRM VM from existing VHD

While I was helping a costumer creating a Azure RM virtual machine from an existing VHD, I adapt one of my existing scripts, with some search on internet, to improve my script, that I normally used to create Azure RM virtual machines. In this case, I need to create the VM from an existing VHD on a Storage Account. Usually when you create a new VM, you have to setup...