Terraform Workflow with Azure: Write, Plan and Apply

This post is the second part of a multi-part blog post and video on Terraform with Azure.  The previous video located here went over configuring an environment for Terraform and Azure.  This post reviews the basic Terraform workflow.  In the process, we create our first deployment to Azure with Terraform.

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Getting started with Terraform and Azure: Overview and Setup

If you landed here, I assume you know what Terraform is and why to use it.  If that’s not the case, check out the monolog on my video below that covers those topics.  This post, however, is dedicated to the steps required to prepare a Windows 10 computer for Terraform.  The steps are similar if using Windows 11.  The most significant difference is the start menu is in the center bottom of your screen.

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Autoscale with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) Scaling Plans

AVD

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) now has an integrated session host scaling solution built into the portal.  This video goes over how to configure the custom role required for autoscale, then create a scaling plan and schedule and assign it to a host pool.

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Azure Virtual Desktop; “The sign-in method you’re using isn’t allowed”

ADV

Azure Virtual Desktop now has the option to join session hosts to Azure AD in addition to Windows AD and Azure AD Domain Services.  I got the error message below while logging in.

“The sign-in method you’re using isn’t allowed.  Try a different sign-in method or contact your system administrator.”

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SMB Multichannel with Azure File Shares

Azure File Shares Premium support SMB multichannel, a way to improve throughput for applications and services.  This video goes over what it is and how it works.  It also goes over performance, network, and Azure VM considerations to help make the best of Azure Files premium.

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