Azure Backup – How to . . .

Hello all, During over the last few years, in ransomware era, some of my clients had issues with data loss due to “ransomware attack”. Few of them didn’t have any kind of backup solution, as well in few situations they didn’t have valid and tested backups. In worst case scenarios, their backups were encrypted, as…

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How to set static IP address for Virtual Machines

Hello all, By default, each Virtual Machine in Azure has a private IP address. That IP address comes from Virtual Network embedded DHCP and, by default, is configured as Dynamic. In some scenarios, private dynamic IP address is not appropriate and you need to configure private IP address to be static. In on-premise infrastructure,  you…

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How to create and configure Network Security Group

Hello everyone, Network Security Group (NSG) is the main Azure resource that you need to use to control network traffic. Like as firewall in on premise networks, Azure NSG provides you ideal way to create and manage Access Control Lists (ACLs) for your virtual network. NSG can be assign on NIC level or subnet level…

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How to create VM in Azure (Azure PowerShell)

Hello, This post is basically pretty old, but because script is updated, we can announce that post is new 🙂 In one of previous posts, you have learned how to create Azure VM using Azure Portal. Now, I will show you how you can do that using Azure PowerShell. Following script will: Create Resource Group…

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Azure custom reporting

My team had a few Azure projects in the past couple of weeks and as for every good project, we had to create a documentation. This gave me an opportunity to write a script (ended as a function) that we could use in the future. Let’s see what we get out-of-the-box. If we run “Get-AzureRMVM”…

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Azure VM Availability Set

Hi fellows, One really important things related to Azure VMs, especially if you have plan to deploy more than one VM with the same functionality, is Availability Set. Availability Set is a logical grouping capability for isolating VM resources from each other when they’re deployed. Once you deploy Availability Set, Azure guarantee that the VMs…

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How to find available VM sizes?

Hello all, In this post, I will show you how to find available VM sizes in Azure for your subscription and location. Basically, if you deploy virtual machines using Azure portal, you will be able to see only available VM sizes and you cannot make a mistake. But, if you want to automate VMs deployment…

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Extend AlwaysOn SQL cluster in Azure – Step by step

Hi fellows, Over the past few days, I dealt with a client request to configure SQL AlwaysOn cluster in a hybrid environment. At the first look, that should have been a simple task, especially because I have configured AlwaysOn in dozens of projects. Unfortunately, project brought me a lot of problems during configuration, but I…

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How to create Azure Load Balancer

Hi everyone, In this post, I will show you how to create and configure Azure Load Balancer. Load Balancer is a service in Azure that provides you traffic balancing between few VMs that have same function, like a web server. Although you can provision many different virtual network appliances, such as Barracuda, F5, Kemp, Azure…

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How to configure Azure Site-to-site VPN

Hi fellows, If you want to implement hybrid environment between Azure and your on premise datacenter, you need to establish site-to-site VPN connection between these locations. Although you can use one of various virtual network appliances, such as Cisco ASA or Barracuda, in most of the cases the best option is to configure VPN Gateway…

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