FIDO2 Security Keys are an inexpensive alternative to the Microsoft Authenticator App. In this video, we walk through configuring passwordless authentication in Azure AD, then we on-board a user and walk through the passwordless experience with the new Yubico Yubikey Bio in a web browser and logging into a new install of Windows 11.Continue reading “Passwordless Authentication with Azure AD and FIDO2 Security Keys and Yubikey Bio”
In this video, we use Windows Hello facial recognition to log into a Windows 11 VM running in VMware Workstation. VMWare Workstation Pro provides USB passthrough, allowing us to use the USB ports on the local host and redirect them to the client VM. We start by configuring VMware workstation for Windows 11, then install Windows 11 on the host computer. After that, we configure USB Pass-through on the local desktop to connect a Windows Hello compatible USB Camera to the client VM.Continue reading “Install Windows 11 on a Virtual Machine with Windows Hello!”
Ever wonder why there are two virtual hardware versions for Azure VM’s, Generation 1 and Generation 2? This video goes over the difference between them and when to us one over the other. It goes on to demonstrate the differences when provisioning and changing the OS disk size on a VM.Continue reading “Azure Virtual Machine, Gen 1 or Gen 2?”
This video goes over two Azure IP addresses used for Azure VM’s. The WireServer IP of 18.104.22.168 and the Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) IP address 169.254.169.254. In the video, I go over what each is used for and then give a demonstration on using the WireServer IP address to query DNS. After that, I use the IMDS REST Endpoint to pull metadata including the Azure environment and scheduled events.Continue reading “Two Azure IP Addresses You Need to Know About”
Azure Spot Virtual Machines are an IaaS server option offered at a deep discount compared to pay-as-you-go and Reserved Instance pricing. This video walks through deploying the new Azure Spot VM’s with the Azure Portal. The video also gives an overview of what Azure Spot VM instances are and some considerations to using them.Continue reading “New! Azure Spot Virtual Machine”
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”
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”