PowerShell 1.0 and ARM – Tenants and Subscriptions

In my previous post you got intro to getting started with Power Shell 1.0 and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Also take a look at this post by @s_lapointe In this post I hope to inspire you to continue with it. Authenticate with Multiple Tenants! The Solution is: Login-AzureRmAccount -SubscriptionId “subscription you want to manage” Before … Read more

Getting Started With Azure PowerShell 1.0 Preview #ARM

The evolution never stops! I have been doing some Azure Resource Manager related work with building templates and setting up governance with processes and management for a service organization, the challenge in this is seldom the technical solutions J (even though there are room for improvement on the technical side also) So Azure PowerShell 1.0 … Read more

Finding Azure VM size syntax for Azure Resource Manager

I have had an issue with using old syntax for the Azure VM size when I fiddle with Azure Resource Manger. The issue is that in the old AzureServiceManagement we use small, medium, large etc for some VMs. These are the first naming standards available when Azure IaaS became Generally Available. When deploying VMs in … Read more

Endpoint Protection on Azure VM not working

I had deployed several servers with the Security Extension direct from the portal. But when I needed to exclude something I got this error. I found a solution here and it worked. 1: Open a CMD as admin. 2: Navigate to “program files/microsoft security client”, and then run “configsecuritypolicy cleanuppolicy.xml” (if you use TAB you … Read more

Azure Handbook and Architecture resources

This book is useful to get insight and a summation of what Azure is about, what you can use it for and why Azure is the most complete cloud. The book is not detailed about “how to” but most FAQs you have this book should be able to answer, for example. *Limitations *Security *Pricing *Support … Read more

Step-by-Step Documenting your Azure VMs

  The short version Open Azure PowerShell Select the subscription you want to document Run this one-liner   Get-AzureVM | ForEach-Object { $vm = $_.name ; Write-Output “$vm VM Properties” ; Write-Output “—————” ; Format-List -InputObject $_ -Property * ; Write-Output “$vm VM Endpoints” ; Write-Output “—————” ; Get-AzureEndpoint -VM $_ ; Write-Output “$vm Virtual … Read more