How to load test websites?

Does your company care about their website? Do you have clients that are doing business over their websites? Are you ready for the upcoming Black Friday? At this moment you should pay attention if your website and infrastructure behind it are ready to endure. Among all the great commercial tools lies the jewel which is…

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How to configure Azure File Sync?

Hello all, Long time no see, so now it is time for a new blog post. Today’s topic: Azure File Sync and how configure it. When Azure Files was introduced, in some way it was “revolutional”. Azure Files offers fully managed file shares in the cloud that are accessible via SMB. You are able to…

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How to create Azure File Share

Hello all, Azure Files is part off Azure Storage that gives you the ability to create fully accessible SMB file shares. Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments of Windows, Linux, and macOS. In general, process is pretty simple, but in this post I will show you how to do…

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How to backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part III)

Hello, Once you have prepared the infrastructure for backing up Hyper-V VMs to Azure using MABS, that is explained in one of previous posts, you just need to create Protection Group. As a first step, you need to open Protection blade and click to New, if you want to create new protection group. Then, you…

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How to configure Azure backup for Azure VMs

Hello all, In the first post of this series about Azure Backup, you could see how to create backup vault as a required service for Azure Backup. Now it’s time to show you how to backup your Azure VMs. Although this task is pretty easy, backing up Azure VMs is the most common scenario for…

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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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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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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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