In my last post, I went over JSON as it pertains to Azure ARM Templates. In this post, I’m going to dig deeper into the parts that make up an ARM Template. I will use a simple VNet deployment as an example. The goal is to define each part of the ARM Template and how the pieces fit together to make a deployment.
ARM Templates are written with JSON and are at the core of Azure Resource Manager deployments. I have used and developed templates for months. Although successful, I ran into issues with formatting and syntax this week and decided to take a step back and get a better understanding of the underlying JSON used in these templates. In this post, I start from the beginning, exploring JSON as it relates to ARM templates. Continue reading “JSON and ARM Templates”
Computer Groups in Azure Log Analytics can easily be overlooked yet they are very useful. Computer Groups are based off custom log searches or linked to Active Directory, SCCM or WSUS and based off groups in those systems. Continue reading “Computer Groups In Azure Log Analytics”
My head is still swimming from all the information at Microsoft Ignite this year. In this post I’m going over three reoccurring topics that makes managing and compliance of an Azure environment easier. These are Management Groups, Policies and Blueprints.
This week I noticed an issue with no data showing in the Azure Network (Total), Network Out (Sum) and Network In (Sum) tile in the Azure Virtual Machine Overview. I recall noticing this before but couldn’t remember how long ago that was. Looking at other VM’s, most of my them were missing the Network Total information. The only servers that were showing data are virtual firewall appliances. Continue reading “No Data in Network Overview Tile”
I recently returned from Microsoft Ignite with a lot of information to share. Top of the list is Azure Service Health. If you are not familiar with Azure Service Health, keep reading. It’s a simple service that is incredibly important to managing your Azure Environment.
In this video I go over the two methods of starting a runbook from another runbook. This is referred to as a parent child runbook relationship that facilitates a modular approach to creating runbooks. I go over the two different ways to start a child runbook, by Inline Execution and with the Start-AzureRMAutomationRunbook cmdlet. Continue reading “Parent Child Runbooks and Shared Variables with Azure Automation”
The only constant is change. I noticed some new information came out this month while working on a project that requires encrypting disks. This information significantly changes how Azure Disk Encryption can be applied to Windows and Linux VM’s. This is an update to my previous article on Azure Disk Encryption with the intention of outlining the new, easier method of encrypting Azure disks. Continue reading “Azure Disk Encryption, V2”