Microsoft Ignite 2019 Announcements – Day One

Azure ARC Azure has Azure Stack for on-premises DCs; AWS has Outposts to bring AWS services to companies’ own DCs; Google introduced Anthos, to let companies run Google cloud software in their DCs. Azure Stack is available. Neither Outposts nor Anthos is available yet. Now Azure has Azure ARC to extend to other cloud infrastructure.  […]

Azure Hangout Demo Series – Governance 1a – RBAC and Azure Policy

Link Scenario Adatum Corporation wants to use Azure Role Based Access Control and Azure Policy to control provisioning and management of their Azure resources. It also wants to be able to automate and track provisioning and management tasks. Objectives Configure delegation of provisioning and management of Azure resources by using built-in Role-Based Access Control […]

Azure Storage Options

The Azure storage account service is “sort of” a parent service that supports multiple “sub-services” for different types of data and use cases. The different services that an Azure storage account can provide are below: Blob File Table Queue Data Lake Gen2 The services that we can use with an Azure storage account depends on […]

The Four Pillars of Azure Billing Administration

Introduction/Overview The goal of billing in general is to have cost clarity and to understand your spending. So that you’re not being over charged and you don’t understand where the costs are coming from…Basically, to fulfill the following: Cost planning Cost visibility Cost monitoring Cost optimization Cost Issues In Azure Many old habits/behaviors will create […]

AZ-300-Prep-Guide: Azure Networking – Application Gateway

Microsoft Documentation Overview Basic Information It’s an application delivery controller with application level load balancing capabilities for web traffic  Because it is application level, we can manage traffic beyond source/destination IP (Layer 3) and source/destination port (Layer 4) E.g. based on the path of the traffic It’s ONLY for Web traffic and not […]

Azure Architect Lab Series (1) – Setting up the Lab VM

 Pre-Requisites An Azure Account with a valid subscription Azure Pass OR Azure Free Trial OR MSDN OR Pay As You Go No production accounts as scripts will be wiping resources from the environment 1. Deploy Windows 10 VM a. Windows 10 Pro, Version 1803 Standard_D2S_V3 or Standard_D4_v3 (preferred) Name: 20535A-SEA-ARCH RG: azurelab-rg Username: Add […]

Deploy Azure Stack On An Azure VM (Part 2)

Post-Installation Configuration Contd (Approx 1 hour 20 mins) Follow the instructions on this link to register Azure Stack with the Azure market place For the Azure AD login in the instructions here, use your normal Azure AD admin account and not the Azure AD user account that you created earlier (as this account does not […]

Azure Firewall Review

Azure firewall is a new managed, cloud-based network security service in Azure that offers stateful native firewall capabilities for Virtual Network resources. The main advantage is that it has built-in high availability and scalability being a managed service. Announcement July 12 2018 – Preview Announcement Documentation Preview features Stateful firewall as a Service […]

Deploy Azure Stack On An Azure VM (Part 1)

 Pre-Requisite Request extra CPU quota from Microsoft support for the region that you are looking to use You must have a minimum of unused 16 vCPU quota at a minimum for the DSv3 or ESv3 VM series Default quota limit is 10 vCPUs Create a new Azure AD user with Global admin rights For […]

GNS3 on Azure 03: Configure GNS3 Internet Connectivity

High-Level Steps Create a TAP interface on the GNS3 server Configure IP forwarding and NAT Configure your lab environment to use the TAP interface ai. Create TAP interface on the GNS3 server A TAP interface is a virtual network interface Documentation → Release Notes → v2.0 On GNS3 Server Create and configure tap interface (non […]