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 184.108.40.206 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”
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”
In this video I reviews the Redeploy tool for Azure IaaS VM’s. I give an overview of what the tool is used for and then a demo on how to run Redeploy against Windows and Linux VM’s through the Portal and using PowerShell and the Azure Cloud Shell. This Video is for anyone who administrates Azure VM’s or interested in taking the AZ-103 certification exam.Continue reading “Redeploy an Azure VM”
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”
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”
This week I noticed an issue with no data showing in the Azure Network (Total), Network Out (Sum) and Network In (Sum) tile in the Azure Virtual Machine Overview. I recall noticing this before but couldn’t remember how long ago that was. Looking at other VM’s, most of my them were missing the Network Total information. The only servers that were showing data are virtual firewall appliances. Continue reading “No Data in Network Overview Tile”