Adding Azure Hybrid Benefit to the ARM Template Deployment

How do you add Azure Hybrid benefit to your automated Azure Resource Manager deployment? In this post i will talk about what and why AHB and how to automate enablement in the deployment What is AHB AHB Tips Add to ARM Template Check AHB Convert existing non AHB to AHB Template in demo repo What … Read more

Domain join Azure VMs from ARM template with Key Vault secured credentials – Part 3

Part 1: Prerequisites and Key Vault Part 2: ARM Template and JsonADDomainExtension, details Part 3: Summary, Thoughts and flaws In part one I talked about Prerequisites and Key Vault In part two I talked about ARM Template and JsonADDomainExtension details In this part we are doing a deployment for domain join, a summary and pointing … Read more

Domain join Azure VMs from ARM template with Key Vault secured credentials – Part 2

3 Part blog series Part 1: Prerequisites and Key Vault Part 2: ARM Template and JsonADDomainExtension, details Part 3: Summary, Thoughts and flaws In part one I talked about Prerequisites and Key Vault In this part we are looking at the linked/nested template. Prerequisites for this part, some a repeat from part one. AD Domain … Read more

Domain join Azure VMs from ARM template with Key Vault secured credentials – Part 1

This will be a three part blog series on Automatically domain join Azure VMs from ARM template deployment with Key Vault secured domain join credentials 1: Prerequisites and Key Vault 2: ARM Template and JsonADDomainExtension, details 3: Summary, Thoughts and flaws Prerequisites and Key Vault. When using ARM templates to automate provisioning of VMs you … Read more

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