Azure Service Health

Service HealthI 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.

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Azure Disk Encryption, V2

Disk EncryptionThe 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”

Alerts Based on Rolling Averages in Log Analytics

This post will go over how to create an alert for Log Analytics that evaluates two recent time periods for comparison. It’s a little, let’s say, “in depth” as far as Log Analytics queries go. The alert is intended to trigger when a variable threshold is met based on the recent baseline as opposed to a static metric. Used with my PingTimeLog tool found here, alerts can be triggered if recent response time goes over a rolling average value. I also include a disk free space alert to identify when a large amount of data is added to a disk.

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Azure Global VNet Peering

This video that goes over how to enable and use Microsoft’s newly announced Global VNet Peering. This feature expands on existing VNet peering, allowing for connectivity between VNets in two different regions. More information can be found here 

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Azure AD Application Proxy and IIS

I had the pleasure of spending a significant amount of time elbows deep in a Remote Desktop Services deployment this week.  As part of the effort, I published the RDS RDWeb IIS page with the Azure AD Application Proxy so MFA can be leveraged for remote desktop services.

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Configure Prerequisites for a VM with Azure Resource Manager

This is the first part of a two part video on configuring the prerequisite and deploying a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure Resource Manager.  The video gives an introduction to Azure Resource Manager and Resource Groups as well as Virtual Networks and Storage Accounts.  This video is intended for people new to Azure or Azure RM.  The script used in this video can be found below.

Click here for part two.

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Deploy a Basic VM in Azure Resource Manager

This is the second part of a two part video on configuring the prerequisite and deploying a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure Resource Manager.  This video is intended for people new to Azure or Azure RM.  The script used in this video can be found below.  

Click here for the first video on setting up prerequisites.

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