Copy Azure Virtual Machine Snapshots to another region and create Managed disks using PowerShell

In my previous blog, I detailed how to create Virtual Machine (VM) snapshots of all disks and restore in Azure using PowerShell, this is a follow-on blog detailing how you can copy the Virtual Machine disk snapshots to another region, for additional backup purposes for those VMs that cannot be backedup using Azure-related backup resources,…

Azure Managed Disk snapshot and restore using PowerShell

Using Virtual Machines in Azure from time-to-time you may want to have a copy of the current point-in-time of your Virtual Machine, rather than taking a full backup of this using Recovery Services, can you create a snapshot of the Virtual Machine disk(s) using an Azure Snapshot Snapshots are in theory, a simple read-only copy…

Securing your Virtual Network with Azure Firewall and Network Security Groups

In this blog, I am going to be summarising how you can secure your Virtual network (vNET) with a combination of Azure Firewall and Network Security Group (NSG) Considerations for this will be that the environment will be a hub-spoke setup, link to test environment of this deployment is found at the bottom of this…

Azure Hub-Spoke Network Configuration with Azure Firewall DNAT using PowerShell

I am going to show you how to create a Hub-Spoke network configuration with Azure Firewall using PowerShell. What is a Hub-Spoke network? Think of the Hub-Spoke as two different networks, network1 is hub, network2 is spoke. Network1 acts as the central point of connectivity and perimeter for your network where all traffic has to…

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 feature can confirm if your VM is having issues stopping you from connecting successfully. Enabling…

Monitor connection to a Virtual Machine using Connection Monitor

Monitor connection to a Virtual Machine using Connection Monitor

Network Watcher Connection Monitor is a pretty cool service in Azure, ever need to monitor a Virtual machine but third-party extensions cannot be configured? Connection Monitor allows you to monitor Virtual Machines ports to ensure they’re still listening and reachable. How does it work? The connection is created from a Source Virtual Machine to your…

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 look at a sample NSG created below I am looking this ruleset to be in…

Recommended Microsoft Learn Modules to kick start your Azure Learning

Quite often I am asked about what recommended courses to work on in relation to kick start your further learning of Azure. I have now added these recommended modules and learning paths into this blog post to assist you. Why Microsoft Learn? Microsoft Learn was introduced a few years ago and is a great learning…

Configuring Always On device based VPN using Azure VPN Gateway

What is Always On VPN? Always On VPN is the recommended replacement for Microsoft’s DirectAccess, it is also a Microsoft Product that allows you have a constant VPN connection to a selected network. In this blog, I am going to show you how you can use an Always On device based VPN setup utilising an…

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 monitoring of your application and site, in relation to WordPress.com – benefits of using Application…

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