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 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/overview https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/application-gateway-faq 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 https://github.com/MicrosoftLearning/20535-ArchitectingMicrosoftAzureSolutions/blob/master/Instructions/Labs/Mod03/20535A_LAB_AK_03.md 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 https://github.com/MicrosoftLearning/20535-ArchitectingMicrosoftAzureSolutions/blob/master/Instructions/Labs/Mod03/20535A_LAB_AK_03.md 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 https://github.com/MicrosoftLearning/20535-ArchitectingMicrosoftAzureSolutions/blob/master/Instructions/Labs/Mod02/20535A_LAB_AK_02.md 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": { } […]

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 https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/asdk/asdk-register 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 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-azure-virtual-wan-and-azure-firewall Documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/ 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 […]