Tag Archives: Cloud

Azure Germany services URLs and IP addresses for firewall or proxy whitelisting

When you are working with Azure Germany sometimes you have to whitelist specific IP address ranges or URLs in your corporate firewall or proxy to access all Azure services you are using or trying to use. Some information like the datacenter IP ranges and some of the URLs are easy to find. Other things are more complicated to find like calling IP addresses of specific Azure services or specific URLs. The Read more [...]

Azure storage performance health check script

When you are working with Azure IaaS services especially with Azure VMs, it comes down to one critical component you have to look very accurately during the design phase and that is Azure storage. It does not matter whether you going to use standard storage accounts or premium storage accounts. Why I am telling you this? Because it is easy to overload a storage account and you will epxerience a Read more [...]

Using MFA in Azure Germany

Using multi-factor authentication as an additional security layer for your accounts in Azure Germany is very easy. Just login to the Azure Germany portal (https://portal.microsoftazure.de) with a Global Administrator account and jump to the Azure Active Directory blade. Next, click on Multi-Factor Authentication in the overview pane to access the MFA portal. There you can activate MFA for a single Read more [...]

SAP workloads on Azure Germany

Different SAP workloads are certified to run on Microsoft Azure and that does also counts for Microsoft Azure Germany. But which SAP solutions can be run on Azure Germany? First of all, all the necessary OS images are available in the Azure Marketplace in both regions Germany Central and Germany Northeast. But have a look at the following tables to get the information in which region in Azure Read more [...]

Microsoft Technical Summit 2016 sessions online available

The Microsoft Technical Summit 2016 took place again in Darmstadt from 6th December till 7th December and the sessions are available since a few weeks through Channel 9. Most of them are in German and only a few in English. -> https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/microsoft-techncial-summit/Technical-Summit-2016 My sessions were about “Azure IaaS Security” and “Providing test environments Read more [...]

Azure services URLs and IP addresses for firewall or proxy whitelisting

When you are working with Azure sometimes you have to whitelist specific IP address ranges or URLs in your corporate firewall or proxy to access all Azure services you are using or trying to use. Some information like the datacenter IP ranges and some of the URLs are easy to find. Other things are more complicated to find like calling IP addresses of specific Azure services or specific URLs. The Read more [...]

Free trial subscriptions for Azure Germany

Today at the Microsoft Technical Summit in Darmstadt, Scott Guthrie announced the availability of the free trial subscriptions for Azure Germany. If you want to test Azure Germany for 30 days, just sign up and create your free trial. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/germany/ -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/clouds/germany/ Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Route Table effective routes evaluation

Another hidden gem in Azure is the effective routes evaluation. The effective routes evaluation can be found under the category SUPPORT + TROUBLESHOOTING in each Route Table or NIC. You only have to select the subnet and the VM’s NIC. Now you get an overview which routes are applied to the VM’s NIC. For an offline analysis there is a download option, that generates a CSV file of Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group effective security rules evaluation

Ever faced the problem that you had defined rules in your Network Security Groups, attached one to the virtual subnet and the other one to the VM’s NIC and finally lost the view which rules of which NSG are applied to the VM? If you can answer the question with yes, then Azure provides the solution for it. A hidden gem: the effective security rules. The effective security rules evaluation can Read more [...]

Using Azure Active Directory in Microsoft Azure Germany for Microsoft Azure Stack

When you want to use the Azure Active Directory in the national cloud or sovereign cloud Microsoft Azure Germany you have to adjust two files in the Azure Stack TP2 bits. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/clouds/germany/ The two files are: -> X:\CloudDeployment\Configuration\InstallAzureStackPOC.ps1 ->X:\CloudDeployment\Common\AzureADConfiguration.psm1 Let us start Read more [...]