Romain Serre
Romain Serre
Romain Serre works in Lyon as a Senior Consultant. He is focused on Microsoft Technology, especially on Hyper-V, System Center, Storage, networking and Cloud OS technology as Microsoft Azure or Azure Stack. He is a MVP and he is certified Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE Server Infrastructure & Private Cloud), on Hyper-V and on Microsoft Azure (Implementing a Microsoft Azure Solution).

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 24, 2019
Enable Azure Monitor from Windows Admin Center

Azure Monitor is a feature in Windows Admin Center that is still in preview, but you can make good use of it already. So why wait? Unfortunately, some people have issues with configuring alerts in Azure Monitor and rightfully so: it has to be done through Azure Portal. But don’t fret — it’s going to take you just a few minutes to get into it and set up whatever rules you need.
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Posted by Romain Serre on October 10, 2019
Migrate resource groups to a new subscription

At the beginning of the week, a customer asks me how he can migrate resource group from one subscription to another. He had a CSP contract and he needed to deploy “Bring-your-own-Licenses” products that were not available in CSP. So, he subscribed to an EA contract. Then he wanted to move resources from CSP to EA. However, he had a lot of dependent resources inside several resource groups. This topic shows you how to make this migration.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 1, 2019
Centralize Microsoft Azure activity logs in log analytics

Tracing your Azure’s health can be quite a challenge. Tons of daily entries delete, update, or create resources in the cloud, and some of these changes may result in a crash. For administrators, identifying which entry caused the error amidst the usual chaotic activity logs can be a problem, which may lead to severe downtime. Luckily, Log Analytics can help you solve such issues in no time.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 13, 2019
Store backups in Microsoft Azure from Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5U 4a

Veeam announced the next update of its backup app – Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5u4. It has an opportunity to create a Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR) with local and cloud extents. And one more benefit: SOBR can include two tiers. It’s not fiction. Create a performance tier and capacity tier such as a storage account in Microsoft Azure with SOBR!
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Posted by Romain Serre on May 14, 2019
Enable Azure File Sync from Windows Admin Center

Sherlock Holmes thought of the human brain as a crowded attic, where useful knowledge may simply get lost. Well, thanks to Azure File Sync, your IT environment won’t suffer the same fate. Find out how to synchronize data between file servers and Azure with this service. You can also enable tiering between file servers and Azure File Sync!

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 23, 2019
Protect Azure File Shares with Azure Backup

Admittedly, Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that is friendly and useful enough for every business person. It provides a varying range of possibilities, including cloud file storage. However, these files are fragile, for even a missed click can become a huge inconvenience. It is only reasonable to go on further with exploring Azure services and learn how to protect your data with Azure Backup.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 16, 2019
Manage your public DNS from Azure

Managing several DNS zones is hard because the interface is changing with a provider, and it’s not user-friendly. However, you can leave troubling interface and manual DNS record creation behind and start managing DNS zone from the Azure Portal. Whether you are a Microsoft Azure user, or you already have a DNS zone, you can use it still!

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Posted by Romain Serre on March 5, 2019
Getting started with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate is an Azure tool that helps to plan the transition from VMware to Azure. Are you considering the possibility of lift-and-shift migrations? Or maybe are you at an early stage of migration assessment? The Azure Migrate service will help you assess whether your on-premises machines are suitable for working in Azure, get size recommendations for VMs, and estimate the cost of running on-premises machines in Azure. Do you have any doubts?

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