Step-by-Step: Managing Azure Resources with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell

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In the past few articles , we’ve been focusing on provisioning end-to-end IaaS environments on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform using the new Azure Resource Manager API and PowerShell. CloudLab Powershell Azure Azure Resource Manager

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources


One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. Having too few resources can lead to overprovisioning, which can cause downtime as virtual machines become starved for compute, memory, and storage. Charles Hall.

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18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

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Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature! Azure Compute, Network & Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager.

Quick Script: List Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Assignments for Azure Resources via PowerShell

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Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is a great new feature of Azure Resource Manager and the Azure Preview Portal for delegating granular access to Azure resources. Recently, I was asked for an easy way to enumerate the list of resources to which a particular user is assigned.

HOW-TO: Building V2 VNET-to-VNET Connections with Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell in 5 Steps

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As a follow-up to my original End-to-End IaaS scenario using Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and DSC, this article expands our configuration to include a VNET-to-VNET connection between Azure Virtual Networks provisioned via the new v2 ARM stack.

8 Steps to Building Site-to-Site VPN Connections for V2 VNETs using Azure Resource Manager in the NEW Azure Portal

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In a prior article , we walked through the process of scripted provisioning for V2 virtual networks and site-to-site connections using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Azure PowerShell together. CloudLab Azure Network Resource Manager

Step-by-Step: Quickly Build IaaS Server Farms in the Cloud using the new Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell

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Last week, I wrote an article about using the new Azure Preview Portal and new IaaS Resource Group Gallery templates to provision an entire cloud-based server farm in as little as eight mouse-clicks – complete with storage, virtual networking and multiple VM tiers.

Virtual Infrastructure Resource Monitoring Best Practices

Data Center Knowledge

Today, we’re going to take a look at a very critical monitoring and resource management aspect of the modern data center: Your virtualization layer (logical). Resources Virtualization resource monitoringPretty much all analysts agree that today’s data center is the driving engine behind major business initiatives. Most of all, today’s.

Extending SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Resource Group with Storage Spaces on Microsoft Azure

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The new Azure Preview Portal makes it super-easy to configure a highly available SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Group cluster with a new Azure Resource Group Template.

Deck and resources: Open Source + Microsoft Azure

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In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our session, as well as a set of additional resources that may be helpful in your continued learning and preparation around Open Source scenarios with Azure. Additional resources. Thank you to those who attended my webcast event on Open Source + Microsoft Azure last week.

Five Best Practices for Managing Remote Data Center Resources

Data Center Knowledge

The key point to remember is that resources are always finite and can become a costly expense when they’re not managed properly. Colocation Resources SharedRead More.

How Cloud Redefined Data Center Resource Utilization

Data Center Knowledge

The digitization of the modern business has created a new type of reliance around cloud computing. Here's what you can do to optimize your data center. Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

How to Manage Cloud Resources Wisely

Data Center Knowledge

Do you know the limitations of your cloud? Read More. Cloud Computing Featured cloud

Optimizing Cloud Resources: the Requirements and the User

Data Center Knowledge

Here are a few good ways to optimize these critical resources. Your applications, your users, and your business all rely on your data center and your cloud architecture. Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured cloud

IT Management Job Overwhelming? There Are Resources That Can Help

Data Center Knowledge

Managers, and especially IT managers, sometimes just need someone to "get them across the street.” Read More. Manage

Step-By-Step: Deploying Multiple Services via Azure Resource Manager


A few weeks ago, Pierre Roman explained the changes from cloud services in the classic portal to the new resource manager in the preview portal. He explained that the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) manages a Resource Group which contains all the application.(

Cisco Umbrella cloud service shapes security for cloud, mobile resources

Network World

In an attempt to address such anxieties Cisco today announced Umbrella, a secure, cloud-based gateway, based on technology from OpenDNS and other technologies it acquired such as CloudLock as well as existing Cisco security services that together ultimately promises to offer secure business access to resources even when users are not using the safety of a VPN.

What’s new in PowerShell? 14 new resources for automated server self-provisioning and remediation with Desired State Configuration (DSC)

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that enables servers to self-provision themselves during initial deployment and also self-remediate their configuration if it should fall out of compliance with their assigned “desired state” DO IT: Click HERE to read this Step-by-Step introduction if you missed it … In this article, I’ll provide an introduction to a new PowerShell DSC Resource Kit that has recently been released with support for 14 new DSC resources … ( read more ).

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking and Performance Resources

Storage IO Blog

This is a list of various articles, tips, post and other resources on server storage I/O performance benchmarking for legacy, virtual, cloud and software defined environments along with associated tools.

Revisiting RAID storage remains relevant and resources

Storage IO Blog

If RAID were really not relevant anymore (e.g. actually dead), why do some people spend so much time trying to convince others that it is dead or to use a different RAID level or enhanced RAID or beyond raid with related advanced approaches?

Azure Cloud Service VS Azure Resource Manager


Hello Folks, I’m back! after some unplanned time off, I’m back on CANITPRO.NET. so this morning, I was thinking what will i write about…. Hmmmm… Well just as I was pondering that weekly dilemma, a friend of mine walks by and said: “I was reading your.( read more ).

Deck and resources: Disaster Recovery to the Cloud with Azure Site Recovery

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I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our session, as well as a set of additional resources that may be helpful when planning your disaster recovery approach with Azure Site Recovery. Additional resources. Thank you to those who attended my talk at CloudDevelop 2014 on Disaster Recovery to the Cloud with Azure Site Recovery today. We had some great discussions on disaster recovery planning scenarios!

TechNet Radio: Build Your Hybrid Cloud - Getting Started with Azure Resource Manager (Part 24)

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Continuing their " Build Your Hybrid Cloud " series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze dive into Azure Resource Manager and show us we can deploy, organize and manage applications in our IT environment. [ 1:40 ] What is Azure Resource Manager? [

Dubai Airports automates resource planning

Computer Weekly

Airports in Dubai are using automation software to co-ordinate resources such as check-in gates and aircraft stands

WLAN Pros: An Excellent WLAN Resource Continues to Get Even Better

IT Toolbox

As a long-time repository for a wealth of WLAN-related resources, the value of a visit to the WLAN Pros site is well-known toThe Wireless LAN Professionals organization is hardly new, but there is a freshness to it that’s worth talking about.

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Partner Tech Night - What's New in Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure and Development Partners - Deck and Resources

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In this article, I've included a copy of our session deck and additional next step resources.( Thank you for attending our recent Partner Tech Night in Columbus OH on What's New in Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure and Development Partners. read more ). Automation Virtual Machines Storage Powershell Azure Redis Networking Mobile NoSQL

Data Center Resources: Top Data Center Industry Groups

Data Center Knowledge

Data center industry groups provide critical connections and resources for busy professionals. Here''s a look at some of the leading groups providing thought leadership for the data center industry.

Lean Data Center Operations, Calculating Resource Allocation Index

Data Center Knowledge

Data center managers often cringe at their data centers’ electricity bills and would appreciate a better understanding between demand and supply profiles of their data centers. A new metric was proposed in line with the philosophy of designing data centers as an integrated value chain rather than a.

Maximizing Cloud Resource Utilization with Workload Automation

Data Center Knowledge

There''s no doubt, that the inclusion of virtual and cloud resources has made a significant impact on flexibility, scalability and accessibility in data centers. However, disruptions in service can and often happen when the cloud and legacy equipment combine or when virtual machine sprawl occurs. Industry Perspectives

Government IT: Four Tests to Help You Prioritize Resources


This approach can be particularly successful for those agencies or functions facing significant budget or staffing constraints, or where demand for their resources outstrips capacity.

IT Camp deck and resources: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud

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In this article, I'm providing a copy of the deck we used for our sessions today, as well as a set of additional resources that may be helpful in your continued learning and preparation around Hybrid Cloud scenarios. Additional resources. Thank you to those who attended my IT Camp event on Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud today in Chicago IL. I certainly enjoyed discussing cloud migration scenarios with everyone!

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Cybercrooks fight over DDoS attack resources

Network World

And other people can come in and take over the device, and take those resources to feed their own botnet," he said. As more groups get into the denial-of-service attack business they're starting to get in each other's way, according to a report released this morning. That translates into a smaller average attack size, said Martin McKeay, senior security advocate at Cambridge, Mass.-based based Akamai Technologies Inc.

Step-by-Step: Capturing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VNET Gateway Diagnostic Logs

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Since then, the Azure team has released Azure Resource Manager (ARM) as our new management API along with new V2 virtual networks with an improved provisioning model. and Azure Resource Manager. STEP 1: Sign-in to Azure via Azure Resource Manager. STEP 3: If needed, register ARM core resource providers. STEP 4: Select Azure Resource Group in which existing VNET is provisioned. Title “Select an Azure Resource Group …” `.