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 view real-time metrics of how the application/environment is currently being handled. Application Insights also helps…

Creating alerts within specified hours with Log Analytics

From time to time, creating alerts using data in Log Analytics may have an additional requirement only to be alerted on specified time frames, usually within business hours or outside of core hours, examples of this may include:- RDP Login in office hours CPU Spike outside office hours Part of the Log Analytics query will…

Azure Dashboards

Centralise your queried data graphs/charts etc with Azure Dashboards – such a powerful resource within Microsoft Azure! A fully customisable user interface within a dashboard type environment, this should be configured for a “first-stop” for your team(s) to keep an eye on:- metrics, graphs and data within these dashboards. Why Azure Dashboards? Simple to create…

AzureRM Deployment Fails: See inner errors for details

Running an Azure RM Template and it errors with: A simple PowerShell command will get you the verbose error log, to assist you with troubleshooting your Azure RM Template, -CorrelationId will be the tracking id mentioned above: With this I was able to find the test storage account name I was attempting to use was…

Azure Automation Account Logging to Log Analytics using AzureRM

There may be a need to log the activity of an Azure Automation Account to Log Analytics, this can of course be done via the Portal but, if deploying in true automated fashion – it would be preferable to implemented via code. These log categories will be configured along with All Metrics:- JobLogs JobStreams DSCNodeStatus…

NPS Server Configuration To Integrate with Azure MFA:- Part3 (PowerShell)

Last of the NPS integration with Azure MFA blogs, this will include using PowerShell for installation of the Radius Configuration from a backup along with additional snippets of PowerShell to potentially help you to automate your own NPS server build. Installation of NPS Server Role Install-WindowsFeature NPAS -IncludeManagementTools Configure and add RadiusClients The below Password…

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