Creating Restore Points for Azure VMs using Azure CLI
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If you need to perform a quick ad-hoc backup of your virtual machine before maintenance that allows you to take consistent snapshots of all managed disks attached to your virtual machine, you should try Azure restore points.
Logging into an Azure Linux VM using an Azure AD account
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Today I want to show you how you can improve the security of your Linux virtual machines in Azure by integrating with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication. In this post, I’ll show you how to set up a Linux virtual machine and log in with Azure AD using openSSH certificate-based authentication.
Azure Disk Encryption using PowerShell
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Azure Disk Encryption (ADE) provides volume encryption for the OS and data disks of Azure virtual machines by using the DM-Crypt feature in Linux or the BitLocker feature of Windows. ADE is integrated with Azure Key Vault to help you control and manage the disk encryption keys and secrets.
How to change Azure Premium Disk Performance tiers without downtime
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On Azure Premium disks, we can change the performance tier even when it is connected to running virtual machines. With Premium SSD performance tiers, we have the flexibility to scale drive performance without increasing the size of the drive by selecting a higher performance tier and returning it to its original performance tier, allowing us to fine-tune the performance to our needs and save money.
How to use a VM system-assigned managed identity to access Azure Key Vault
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Hi, In a previous post, I showed you how to enable system-assigned managed identity on an Azure virtual machine. Today, I want to show you how to assign a managed identity to access an Azure resource securely.
How to enable the system-assigned managed identity on an Azure VM
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Hi, Jorge is back. In this post, I want to show you How to enable the system-assigned managed identity on an Azure VM using Powershell and Azure CLI. When you enable a system-assigned managed identity, Azure creates an identity associated with the instance and stores it to the Azure AD tenant associated with the subscription where you created the service instance.
How to deploy identical VMs in different Azure Availability Zones
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Hello everyone, in this post I want to show you how to create two identical virtual machines in two different Azure Availability Zones using PowerShell. An Availability Zone is a physically separate zone in an Azure region.
How to deploy an Azure Bastion host in an existing VNet
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Hello everyone, in this post, I want to show you how to deploy an Azure bastion host to connect securely, directly from the Azure portal, to all your virtual machines within your virtual network without the need to expose the RDP or SSH ports to the internet.
How to enable boot diagnostics on Azure VMs
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Hey, it’s Jorge. In this mini-post, I want to show you how to enable boot diagnostics on Azure virtual machines. This feature can be activated using the portal or command-line tools, but today, I will show you how to enable this debugging feature using PowerShell and Azure CLI.
How to redeploy Azure VMs using command-line tools
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Today in this mini-post, I want to show you how to redeploy an Azure VM. This is normally a process that most people do from the Azure Portal, but it can also be done from the command line.
How to create snapshots for Azure managed disks
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Azure managed disks have a long list of benefits that make them the ideal choice to use with your virtual machines. One of those benefits is the ability to take snapshots of your virtual disks.
Azure Spot VMs Explained
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Hello, I want to talk to you about Azure Spot virtual machines. Although this functionality is currently in a public preview, I find it an exciting alternative to save money in dev/test environments but not in production environments.
How to create an Azure Availability Set
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An Azure availability set is a group with two or more virtual machines in the same data center, their implementation ensures that at least one of the virtual machines hosted in the availability set will be available during a host update event or a failure in the host’s physical hardware.
How to generate an Azure VM RDP file
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Hi everyone, today I want to show you how to generate an Azure VM RDP file, either for a single virtual machine or for all the VMs in a resource group.
Azure Disks Performance Tests: Ultra Disks compared
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In a previous post, I showed you how to implement the new Azure Ultra Disks. Today, I want to show you how fast they really are by running performance tests and comparing them with the other disks available in Azure.
How to implement Azure Ultra Disks
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Recently, Microsoft announced the general availability of Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks. These new managed disks offer incredible performance with a latency of less than milliseconds, ideal for use on Azure VMs running mission-critical workloads.
How to deploy Azure VMs with Ephemeral OS disks
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Hi, today I want to talk to you about the Ephemeral OS disks and how to perform the deployment of virtual machines with Ephemeral OS disks using Azure PowerShell. The Ephemeral operating system disks are created in local VM virtual storage, such as temporary disks, and are not saved in Azure Remote Storage.
Convert Azure VMs to Managed Disks using PowerShell
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This post will show you how to convert a virtual machine, whether within an availability group or a single instance, from unmanaged disks (Storage Account) to disks managed using Azure PowerShell.
How to Encrypt Disks on Azure VMs using PowerShell
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In my previous post, I showed you how to create a Key Vault. Today I will show you how to use that Key Vault to store the encryption key and then encrypt the disks of your virtual machines in Azure with PowerShell.
How to Resize Azure Managed Disks
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In this post, I want to show you how to expand a managed operating system disk in an Azure virtual machine, using Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI. This tutorial assumes that you already have a Microsoft Azure account configured.