Tag Archives: Public Cloud

Adding value to your DevTest Labs users with additional Azure services

If you are working with Azure DevTest Labs you already know that all the nice things are built around to provide a test environment for Azure IaaS VMs. So far so good, but what can you do to provide your DevTest Labs users with access to PaaS services? Azure DevTest Labs got you covered with a feature called environments. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-devtest-labs-support-for-creating-environment-with-arm-templates/ Environments Read more [...]

Deploy NSG augmented security rules with Azure Resource Manager templates

In my previous blog post “Working with NSG augmented security rules in Azure” I described what the NSG augmented security rules are and how you can leverage them with PowerShell. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/working-nsg-augmented-security-rules-azure/ In this blog post I will briefly describe how to implement the augmented security rules in your Azure Resource Manager template. First, Read more [...]

Working with NSG augmented security rules in Azure

At Microsoft Ignite this year Microsoft has announced several networking improvements and features in Azure. Most of them are currently in public preview and can be tested like the augmented security rules for NSGs in Azure. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-features-for-nsgs/ What are augmented security rules? In short, they extend the rule set, so you can specify Read more [...]

Deploying a Kubernetes cluster on Azure Germany via acs-engine

Currently the Azure Container Service is not available in one of the regions of Azure Germany, that supports you creating an Kubernetes cluster in an easy way. But do not be afraid. There is a handy tool called the Azure Container Service Engine or short acs-engine available on GitHub to generate the necessary ARM templates for you. -> https://github.com/Azure/acs-engine To start with Read more [...]

Monitoring Azure B-series VM banked credits

In mid-September Microsoft announced the new B-series VM size. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/ Have a look at the following description to understand how the B-series VMs are working. The B-series burstable VMs are ideal for workloads that do not need the full performance of the CPU continuously, like web servers, small databases and Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite session recording of Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices and learnings from the field available

I am back from an awesome Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. If you missed my session at Microsoft Ignite or you were not able to attend the conference in Orlando, have a look at the Microsoft Ignite YouTube Channel where nearly all sessions are published now. Here is my session about Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices and learnings from the field. -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hoIHXQTSbo The Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 2 and 3 recap – Azure announcements

During the last two days at Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft announced more new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. Payment Processing Blueprint for PCI DSS-compliant environments -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/payment-processing-blueprint-for-pci-dss-compliant-environments/ Azure Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 1 recap – Azure announcements

Today Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando kicked off. Microsoft announced a ton of new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. I know the selection is big, but it is worth it to take a look at it. New Azure advancements remove cloud barriers for enterprises at Ignite 2017 -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-advancements-remove-cloud-barriers-for-enterprises-at-ignite-2017/ Automation Read more [...]

Enabling Azure Disk Encryption on Windows Server 2016 Server Core in Azure

Beside the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter image, Microsoft also provides an image with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - Server Core in Azure. If you are using the Server Core image and want to enable Azure Disk Encryption for the VM, you will see the following error message. The official solution is described in the Azure documentation. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-disk-encryption-tsg#troubleshooting-windows-server-2016-server-core You Read more [...]

Integrate auto-shutdown configuration in ARM template deployments for Azure VMs

In November 2016 Microsoft introduced the auto-shutdown feature to Azure VMs which was originally available in Azure DevTest Labs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/set-auto-shutdown-within-a-couple-of-clicks-for-vms-using-azure-resource-manager/ The auto-shutdown feature can be simply enabled through the Azure portal after a VM is deployed. If you are doing a lot of VM deployments, Read more [...]