Connect to nested Hyper-V VMs in Azure from another Virtual Network using VPN Gateway

Nested Hyper-V VMs in Azure has been available for a while now, its great for alot of different scenarios such as unsupported operating systems that run legacy applications to sandbox environments. After creation of these VMs in a nested Hyper-V…

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…

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.…

Azure Point to Site VPN configuration using PowerShell

From time to time, a Point-to-Site VPN (P2S) is required to access your Azure Virtual Network securely from a range of computers. This VPN setup is configured using an Azure Gateway within your Virtual Network. In this blog, I will…

Microsoft Ignite – Day 3 Roundup

Took a different approach today, spent the morning speaking to vendors and some Microsoft staff on various resources within Azure. This followed by a couple of Microsoft Mechanic sessions, the first focusing on Azure data warehousing and how the newly…

Azure Automation Runbook – Stop/Start Azure Firewall

Azure Automation runbooks can be used for numerous scheduled tasks throughout your Azure subscription, in this blog I will show how it can be used to stop & start Azure Firewall in both a schedule and invoking using a webhook.…

Azure DNS:- Creating a Private DNS Zone

Azure DNS is a resource to host Domain Name System (DNS) in Azure, with this comes: Ultra-high availability Fast DNS queriesFurther redundancy of DNS due to Azure DNS being classified with ultra-high availability No additional Virtual Machine (VM) to act…

Securing your secrets using Azure Key Vault and Virtual Machine Managed Identity

In my previous blog I gave an overview of Azure Managed Identity, specifically around virtual machines and managed identities. In this, I will be detailing the process of implementing a secure use of Key Vault with this virtual machine and…

Azure Managed Identities

Keeping credentials safe and secure has always been a priority, even more so when in the cloud – quite a potential challenge this can be within your application, virtual machine or requirements to authenticate to additional cloud services Within Microsoft…

Azure Gateway VPN & Custom Routing via Third-Party Firewall Appliance

Within your Azure Virtual Network (vNET) you may require connectivity from an additional source, options available include:- vNET Peer VPN Gateway ExpressRoute Gateway vNET Peer Common connection method for theoretically peering onto another Azure vNET, routing is done via the…