Microsoft provide a few options to save money in Azure. Reserved Instances, Hybrid Benefits, Spot Instances and now Azure Savings Plan for Compute. This video goes over Azure Savings Plan for Compute, what it is and how it compares to existing cost reduction options. Then we review details of the Savings Plan and some considerations you should know before implementing Azure Savings Plan for Compute.Continue reading “Save Money with an Azure Savings Plan for Compute”
This video goes of using the SnapImage.ps1 PowerShell script. This script automates the process of creating an image from an Azure VM without destroying it during the capture process. At a high-level, the following steps are taken:Continue reading “Use PowerShell to Create a Snapshot Based Image of an Azure Virtual Machine”
In this video, we apply Azure Tags to Resource Groups automatic with Event Grid and Azure Functions. We configure Azure Event Grid on a subscription to send an event whenever a new resource group is created. Then, we configure a PowerShell Function App with a Managed Identity to use the event data and tag the resource group with the date and creator’s name.Continue reading “Automatically add an Azure Tag Using Event Grid and Azure Functions”
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.Continue reading “Proximity Placement Groups and Accelerated Networking”
Reserved Instances offer significant savings for IaaS Servers, SQL Databases, Cosmos DB and other Azure and third party services. I have mentioned Reserved Instance in a couple other videos and posts. One on Saving money in Azure and once on Azure Cost Management. LINKS. This article and the accompanying video go into details on how Azure Reserved Instances worth.
Video version, including a demo can be found below.Continue reading “Reserved Instances in Azure”
I recently ran into an issue while deploying a VM with an ARM template. The server deployed correctly, but the JoinDomain extension failed with the error below: Continue reading ““NotFound” ARM Template Error”
Ever since I started using Template Deployments I have been perfecting a Dynamic Azure ARM Template for server deployments. I finally reached a point where I feel this template is complete and am excited to share it with the world. The code can be found on my GitHub page here. A brief explications of parameter values are listed below. Continue reading “Dynamic Azure ARM Template for Server Deployments”