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…

Application Security Group assignment using PowerShell

What are Application Security Groups? (ASGs) ASGs are used within a NSG to apply a network security rule to a specific workload or group of VMs – defined by ASG worked as being the “network object” & expilicit IP addresses are added to this object. This provides the capability to group VMs into associated groups…

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 detail a test setup of how you can create this P2S configuration along with the…

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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