Proximity Placement Groups and Accelerated Networking

Proximity Placement Group

In this video I go over the benefits of using Azure Proximity Placement Groups and Accelerated networking with Azure IaaS VM’s.  I start by explaining what Proximity Placement Groups are and how they work, then go over the basics of Accelerated Networking.  After that, I deploy a Proximity Placement Group and accelerated networking and compare results with and without the features enabled.

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Azure IaaS Server Network Performance

Azure NetworkingI am back from a week at Microsoft Ignite. This was my first time going, and I’m coming back with a dizzying amount of new information and a suitcase full of swag. I can’t pass the swag along but will do my best with the information.

One item that stood out was from the session I attended on Azure IaaS Server Network Performance. Microsoft Azure Networking now offers up to 30 Gbps depending on the server size. Continue reading “Azure IaaS Server Network Performance”

Static IP and Azure Resource Manager

If you deployed a VM using the new Resource Manager mode in Azure and need to find the IP and if it is static you may have ran across the “Get-AzureVM” command as an option to retrieve IP information.  This command is for “Clasic” mode and won’t work in Resource Manager mode.

To get IP information including the internal IP and if it is set dynamic or static, use this command:

Get-AzureRmNetworkInterface -name <NIC_Name> -ResourceGroupName <NIC_ResourceGroup>

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Notice that this does not specify the VM Name, it specifies the NIC attached to the VM.  The output will give you the IP address and indicate if it is static or dynamic.