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 Demo Series 3b – Deploy a Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

 Pre-Requisites N/A Lab Instructions Exercise 2: Deploy a Virtual Machine Scale Set (VMSS) using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Task 1: View ARM Template GOAL: To review an ARM template that is located on our lab VM (F:\Mod03\Labfiles\Starter\vmss.json) Lab VM → This PC → F:\Mod03\Labfiles\Starter\vmss.json → Open with Code Task 2: Deploy a […]

Azure Architect Demo Series 3a – Deploy a VM PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

 Pre-Requisites N/A Lab Instructions Exercise 1: Deploy a Virtual Machine PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) using ARM Tasks 1 and 2: Create a Windows Virtual Machine GOAL: To create a “Windows Server 2016 Datacenter” VM called “autoconfigvm“ in a new resource group called “MOD03VDSC“ in the “East US” region using the Azure portal […]

Azure Architect Demo Series 2 – Deploying Resources with Azure Resource Manager

 Pre-Requisites N/A Lab Instructions Exercise 1: Create Resource Groups Tasks 1 and 2: Create a Resource Group using the Portal GOAL: To create a resource group called “MOD02STOR“ in the “East US” region using the Azure portal Azure Portal → Create a resource → Resource Group → Create → Create Name: MOD02STOR Location: […]

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template Structure (01) – Schema Element

In developing an understanding of the Azure ARM template, there are two main areas that I advocate covering. Its STRUCTURE and SYNTAX. A basic ARM template structure contains the following sections (or elements): [code language=”bash”] { "$schema": "", "contentVersion": "", "parameters": { }, "variables": { }, "functions": { }, "resources": [ ], "outputs": { } […]

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 […]