This video is a follow-up to a previous one on Azure Automation with Arc-enabled Hybrid Workers. Hybrid Workers extend runbooks to a private network, but not every computer needs to be a Hybrid Worker. In this video, we review using PowerShell Remoting with Hybrid Workers to build idempotent runbooks that target computers inside a private network. Then we use a shared credential resource to authenticate the runbook in the local environment. Multiple examples showing how to target other systems with PowerShell from the Hybrid Worker are provided.Continue reading “Azure Automation Hybrid Workers with PowerShell Remoting and Credential Resources”
Azure Automation Hybrid Worker with Azure Arc Enabled Servers
Azure Automation is not just for Azure! We can extend it to an on-premises or multi-cloud environment with Hybrid Workers. This video starts with an introduction to Hybrid Workers and then moves on to installing an Azure Automation Hybrid Worker on Azure Arc enabled severs. We then test the implementation with a simple runbook.Continue reading “Azure Automation Hybrid Worker with Azure Arc Enabled Servers”
Azure Cost Management Course at Skylines Academy
I am excited to announce my new course available at Skylines Academy on Azure Cost Management. This course is for anyone starting out with Azure or those who need to get a better understanding of their organizations azure cost. Please see the link below for more information on the course.Continue reading “Azure Cost Management Course at Skylines Academy”
Log Ping Response to Log Analytics
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.