Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 25, 2020
Microsoft Azure Sentinel Overview

With cybersecurity nowadays, you can never be too sure. And having to maintain it at scale can prove quite straining. Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native software imbued with AI functions, can help simplify that process for you. Have a birds-eye view of your entire HCI via a convenient dashboard and benefit from Microsoft’s years of cyber intelligence experience.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 29, 2020
Cleaning Your Azure Subscription Policies

For a number of reasons, you may want to wipe your Azure subscription clean of all the policies you have. Whether it’s because you’re testing and demo-ing something often, or because the subscription is too old and your working algorithms need resetting. Although it sounds like a hassle, you only need to enter two commands.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 20, 2020
Receive AKS and Azure updates on your mailbox

It’s time-consuming and, frankly, annoying to browse through various news feeds to be fully hands-on on all the changes and releases. Microsoft knows it, too, so it integrated a feature into Logic Apps Designer that informs you of the updates to where you need them. Choose a period, RSS feed items, mailbox, teams, or twitter, and you’re all set!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 8, 2020
Manual Failover of Azure Storage Account

For whatever reason, you may want to switch your storage account from your primary region to the secondary one. In Azure Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), there’s a feature that allows you to perform that action manually. There’s nothing overly complicated to it. The manual failover will take just a few minutes to conclude.

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Posted by Romain Serre on October 1, 2020
Enable Azure Monitor for Azure Stack HCI through Windows Admin Center

Monitoring an HCI can be a real pain because of having to shuffle through multiple UIs, each responsible for a different stat. That’s why HCI vendors continuously aim to perfect their options for control. To simplify your Azure Stack HCI monitoring, you can enable Azure Monitor via Windows Admin Center, with its in-built rules, or create your own.

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Posted by Romain Serre on September 8, 2020
Step-by-Step: Deploy an Azure Stack HCI stretched cluster from Windows Admin Center

Among other new features, Azure Stack HCI brings the ability to create a stretched cluster. As a result, you’ll be able to unify geographically disparate host servers more effectively to ensure better performance. The only thing is that until Microsoft enables the feature’s deployment via an extension in WAC (coming soon), you’ll have to take a bit more steps to do that.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 2, 2020
Use an Application Gateway as Ingress and protect your AKS websites with a WAF

The previous article talked about using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to orchestrate containers for your applications. But to use your fresh-out-the-oven apps effectively, you mustn’t forget about tight cybersecurity. Azure Application Gateway is one such service that can help you protect the websites you use for application operation.

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 11, 2020
What’s next in Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Microsoft’s attempt to build a hybrid HCI solution that’s aimed to be an everything-in-one. Among others, the new release will have simplified deployment via Windows Admin Center and Azure Portal, a specialized host operating OS, improved resync duration for S2D, and a one-click stack upgrade.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 21, 2020
Using Graph API with Azure Logic Apps

There isn’t always time or possibility to mess with scripts. Thanks to Azure Logic Apps, you can automate and orchestrate your infrastructure or application deployment without writing a single line of code. And Microsoft Graph can be used to assist with exposing REST APIs and client libraries to access data on a wide set of Microsoft 365 services.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 9, 2020
Establish a Site-to-Site VPN between Azure and a Unifi Dream Machine Pro

Ubiquiti recently released its Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro), which is a multifaceted hardware platform. It executes various features, including firewall, switch, router, SDN, or camera management. Unifi Controller, a software, allows you to handle your Ubiquiti network and even establish a VPN with Azure for hybrid scenarios.

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