Azure Automation is a process automation tool hosted in Azure. It provides the ability to run scripts or Runbooks in Azure, other clouds, or On-premises by a schedule or other event trigger. In addition, we can manage inventory and change tracking with Configuration Management, keep computers up to date with Update Management, and share resources such as modules, schedules, and credentials with share resources.Continue reading “Introduction to Azure Automation (again)”
This video demonstrates how to automatically sync Blob files in Azure Storage to a local file system. I show how to configure Event Grid to trigger a webhook that starts a runbook in Azure Automation when a new file is added to Azure Blob Storage. The Runbook runs on a Hybrid Worker and downloads the file from Azure Storage to a local file system.Continue reading “Copy Blob Files Local with Event Grid and Azure Automation”
Azure Automation is Microsoft’s cloud-hosted automation solution. It uses Python or PowerShell based scripts, referred to as runbooks, to launch automation jobs in Azure or on-premises. These runbooks are started in multiple ways. The information below details starting automation jobs with a webhook.Continue reading “Webhooks and Azure Automation Runbooks”
Today I am publishing a utility called PingTimeLog. The idea is simple; ping a group of servers and write the response time to Azure Log Analytics. This utility is intended to be run as a Runbook on an Azure Automation Hybrid Worker. Alternatively, it will run as a scheduled task on a server in your datacenter. The output is written to Azure Log Analytics as a custom Type, allowing users to plot response times in a time chart.