Tag Archives: Azure Resource Manager

Build Azure Kubernetes Service cluster with bring your own Virtual Network on Azure

At Build this year Microsoft announced the Custom VNET with Azure CNI integration for Azure Kubernetes Service. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/kubernetes-on-azure/ Even this was some month ago I would like to walk you through the necessary planning and deployment steps for the bring your own Virtual Network option here. Before we start a deployment, we must ensure to meet the Read more [...]

Configuring Azure Kubernetes Service via the Terraform OSS Azure Resource Provider to use a custom DNS server for domain specific name resolution

I have already written about on how to use a custom DNS server for domain specific name resolution with AKS a couple of weeks ago. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/using-custom-dns-server-for-domain-specific-name-resolution-with-azure-kubernetes-service/ Today I am writing about how you can leverage the newly announced Terraform OSS Azure Resource Provider for the same configuration with Read more [...]

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 [...]

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. New-AzureRmResourceGroupDeployment : 14:27:53 - Resource Microsoft.Compute/virtualMachines/extensions 'azst-crp4/BitLocker' 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 [...]

Microsoft Cloud Germany now available

What a day for us at Microsoft today. We recently announced the availability of the new Microsoft Azure regions Germany Central and Germany Northeast. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-germany-now-available-via-first-of-its-kind-cloud-for-europe/ -> https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/09/21/microsoft-cloud-expands-with-first-of-its-kind-offering-for-europe/ So Read more [...]

Azure Storage Service Encryption – Azure Resource Manager template

Enabling Storage Service Encryption for an Azure Storage account in the portal is only a one click show. As well with PowerShell it is very easy. Set-AzureRmStorageAccount -ResourceGroupName "smt" -Name "azcdmdncloudwitness" -EnableEncryptionService Blob -Verbose Currently there is no Azure Resource Manager QuickStart template available on GitHub for SSE. Therefore you have to dive into the Read more [...]

Dealing with Azure Disk Encryption and Windows OS disk resizing

When you are enabling Azure Disk Encryption on your Azure VM, the process will shrink your existing OS partition a bit to implement the System Reserved partition. The System Reserved partition is placed at the end of the OS disk. When you resize the OS disk, then the free space is added after this partition. Trying to extend the OS partition, forces you to create a new partition, because you have Read more [...]

Set up the Azure Usage and Billing Insights Portal for demo purposes

Last week Microsoft announced the availability of the Azure Usage and Billing Insights (AUBI) Portal. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-release-of-the-azure-usage-and-billing-portal/ A setup guide is provided on the GitHub repository. https://github.com/Microsoft/AzureUsageAndBillingPortal/blob/master/Documentation/HOWTO.md So what is the intention of this blog post? Read more [...]

Free tools for your daily work with Microsoft Azure / Azure Stack

When you are working with Azure or Azure Stack you have to use additional tools to keep your work easy. I would like to present some free tools, I am using at my daily work with Azure and Azure Stack Let us start with the area storage explorer, something you want to use instead of the portal itself. In the beginning we had the Azure Storage Explorer, a CodePlex project, that is not developed Read more [...]