Hyper-V prevented starting virtual machine because it is prepared for failover fix

Using Azure Migrate to migrate Virtual Machines from a Hyper-V host to Azure, you may want to start a Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) after they have been migrated for various reasons including:- VM not accessible in AzureAzure Migration issue and…

Azure Virtual Machine Change Tracking

Lets have a look at the Azure Virtual Change Tracking extension/solution that allows you to view guest-related OS changes within your Virtual Machine from Azure. This data can be used to alert-on if required various changes within your Virtual Machine…

Azure Virtual Machine Boot Diagnostics

This little feature has assisted me many times! Azure Virtual Machine boot diagnostics gives you a log view and screenshot of your Virtual Machine (VM) from the hypervisor level. VM not accessible? This feature may just help you! Checking this…

Network Security Group Ruleset to CSV

You may have a requirement from time-to-time to provide a copy of the current Network Security Group(s) rulset within your Azure subscription, in this blog I will show you how this can be be done via PowerShell Lets have a…

Adding Azure Application Insights to your WordPress.com Site

Adding Azure Application Insights to your WordPress site is straight-forward with a great benefit to see how users access your site. Plugin used:- https://github.com/microsoft/ApplicationInsights-WordPress Why use Application Insights? Application Insights has a range of benefits and uses in relation to…

Creating automated reports using Logic Apps for Log Analytics queries

From time to time, you may want an automated report to be emailed which displays a specific Log Analytics query, in this blog I will detail how this can be done via using a Logic App. What are Logic Apps?…

Azure Monitor – Taking the Logging and alerting deployment from ARM To PowerShell

Azure Monitor, an all in one comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing and acting on your cloud and/or on-premises environment. Along with this, we use both Log Analytics & Application Insights for collecting and analyzing telemetry data that allows us to…

Enabling Alerting for Azure Recovery Services Vault

Azure Recovery Services Vault is a backup resource within Azure, primarily used for Virtual Machine backups and Azure Site Recovery. Both of which are critical to the successful running of an environment in Azure, whether it be backing up the…

AzureRM Deployment Fails: See inner errors for details

Running an Azure RM Template and it errors with: Error: Code=InvalidTemplateDeployment; Message=The template deployment 'test_analytics' is not valid according to the validation procedure. The tracking id is 'XXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXX'. See inner errors for details. Please see https://aka.ms/arm-deploy for usage details. A…

Azure Action Groups:- What are they?

Action Groups within Azure are a group of notification preferences and/or actions which are used by both Azure Monitor and service alerts. They can be defined in various ways depending on the environment you are working on, whether one action…