In today’s world, making sure your cloud infrastructure is secured is important. As you migrate to the cloud, the need to protect sensitive data, prevent accidental changes, and maintain compliance becomes increasingly crucial. One powerful tool in your arsenal to achieve this is Azure Locks. In this blog post, we will explore what Azure Locks are, why they are important, and how you can effectively utilize them to enhance the security of your Azure resources.
Gone are the days of manual calculations and complex spreadsheets to estimate costs. With the capabilities of PowerShell and automation tools we have the ability to streamline the collection of data. Through this blog I will guide you through the steps of utilizing PowerShell to calculate Azure VMware Solution costs.
The Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is a cloud service provided by Microsoft that allows organizations to seamlessly extend their on-premises VMware environments to the Microsoft Azure cloud. It essentially enables you to run and manage your existing VMware workloads in Azure without the need to rearchitect or refactor them.
One powerful tool that Azure offers to enhance security and privacy is the Azure Private Endpoint DNS. This innovative feature allows organizations to establish a private and secure connection to their Azure services, minimizing exposure to potential threats and breaches. This blog will highlight some considerations to be aware of when utilizing it.
This blog will showcase how to deploy an Azure VM that has a configured Microsoft SQL Instance that is connected to a Cloud Block Store (CBS) volume. I have previously showcased VM & CBS deployments with both Powershell and Terraform, but its time to bring it to a new language!
An update to a topic I previously covered! How can we automate management of virtual machines in AWS? Cloud Formation (CFT) is another way that can accomplish it. This blog will identify how you can create, update and delete a CFT stack to be able to manage your EC2 infrastructure.
Most of my recent blogs have been focused on not just how to “do” something, but provide some information on how things work. This specific blog will cover how we can use the AWS CLI to gather information and format it in a way that is useful. This collection will provide not only information about an EBS volume, but also the instance that is attached, identify the boot volumes and even provide the instance type.
During a failover, or whenever a datastore is re-signatured VMware will append snap-PREFIX-DataStoreName. In some cases, this will break automation, and in general you may not find your datastore! This blog will cover how to get Site Recovery Manager to rename the datastore to the original name after recovery.