This is a second video on Azure Private Endpoints and DNS. Previously, we reviewed options for DNS name resolution with Private Endpoint that included a forward lookup zone for the privatelink.file.windows.core.net zone. However, that option required manually adding hosts to the DNS zone. This video reviews a hub-and-spoke configuration leveraging a forwarder server in Azure and conditional forwarding in Windows DNS. Although slightly more complicated, this option does not require manually adding hosts to the DNS lookup zone.Continue reading “Private Endpoints and DNS Part Deux: Azure Private DNS Zones”
Azure services are publicly available over the internet by default. That works for many services, but sometimes we need to limit access to internal networks only. Private Endpoints provide a local, internal connection to resources in Azure. It does this by adding a virtual NIC to a subnet. From there, the NIC gets a private IP address where it can be accessed from the internal network. This video goes over the configuration options to create a new storage account with an Azure File Share Private Endpoint as well as update an existing storage account with a private endpoint.
Private Endpoints in Azure provide a secure way to access resources over the private, internal network. But the options for configuring DNS for Private Endpoints is not as straight forward. This video goes over the options available for DNS with Private Endpoints. We start by crating a storage account with a Private Endpoint, the review the default DNS configuration. We look at The WireServer and how it can be used with a Conditional Forwarder as well as using Forward Lookup Zones for name resolution.Continue reading “Private Endpoints and DNS in Azure”
This video goes over two Azure IP addresses used for Azure VM’s. The WireServer IP of 220.127.116.11 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”