This is the fourth video in a series on setting up the new Azure Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). In this video, I do a step-by-step walkthrough of the prerequisites for FSLogix Profile management. After that, I configuring a template OS with FSLogix to use for a host pool deployment. Next, I verify profiles stay consistent between user logins in different VM’s in the host pool.Continue reading “Windows Virtual Desktop FSLogix Profile Management Walkthrough”
This is the second video in a series on setting up the new Microsoft Azure Windows Virtual Desktop service (WVD). I start by going over some key concepts and terms needed to understand WVD. Next, I cover the different options for load balancing in WVD and give a demo on how to configure each. After that, I go over requirements of configuring users for accessing remote applications with a step-by-step walkthrough on adding applications to Remote Apps.Continue reading “Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Load Balancing and Remote Application”
I got the a good question below from Zaniar this week:
My question —- If Azure VM’s are encrypted at rest now (SSE) does this mean the data on the volumes are also encrypted? and if we want a further layer of encryption should we use BEK or KEK which one is better?Continue reading “Is Azure Disk Encryption Necessary?”
In this post and accompanying video I outline six ways to save money when using Azure VM’s.Continue reading “Six Ways to Save with Azure IaaS Servers”
Adding most Windows Event Logs to Log Analytics is a straightforward process. Simply go to the Advanced properties in the Workspace > Windows Event Logs and start typing the name. A pre-populated list will appear as shown below. Selected the log and add it for collection. But what if the log you are looking for is not listed in Log Analytics? Continue reading “Collect Custom Windows Event Logs in Log Analytics”
Azure Traffic Manager is a global DNS service hosted in Azure. It extends the functionality of DNS beyond simple name to IP resolution, adding load balancing and advanced resolution features such as geo-fencing, weighted priority, performance, and source IP based name resolution.
Just as important to what it is, is what it is not. It is not an IP based Global Load Balancer. Traffic Manager does not handle IP session data, BGP or any other routing protocols. It is only an External DNS solution, it won’t work as an internal DNS solution. Continue reading “Azure Traffic Manager”
My first article posted at 4sysops on setting up an Azure Monitor workspace in Log Analytics and onboarding Servers.
Azure Automation Update Management is part of Azure Automation. In this video, I’m going over updating servers using Azure Automation Updates. Topics covered include: Continue reading “Update Management in Azure Automation”