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 backup on-premise VMs using Azure Backup (part II)

Hello all, In one of previous posts, we have covered installation of MABS. Now, we need to configure MABS to backup Hyper-V virtual machines. Before we start with creation Protection Group (a.k.a. Backup Job) we need to add dedicated disk for backing up. This is important, because MABS still works in Disk-Disk-Cloud model. Another important…

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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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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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How to create Azure vNetwork

Hi fellows, Virtual Network in Azure is core of Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Without virtual network, you cannot do anything with Azure virtual machines and if you haven’t created virtual network and subnets, virtual machine creating process wizard will create virtual network for virtual machine. But in the most of the cases, you should create virtual network and…

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