Posted by Romain Serre on December 10, 2019
Overview of Microsoft Azure Bastion

We all know that connecting production VMs directly to the Internet via a public IP is a huge concern from a cybersecurity standpoint. Therefore, usually, all critical VMs don’t have public IPs, and they are managed either from a site-to-site VPN or a console VM that holds a public IP. In both cases, managing your Azure VMs is not easy since cybersecurity is a concern.

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Posted by Romain Serre on November 21, 2019
Restore a VM to Azure from Veeam

Veeam enables to restore a VM to Azure from the latest recovery point. The main goal of this feature is disaster recovery. In case of failure, you can restart VMs in Azure. This feature can also be used to migrate the workload from On-Prem to Microsoft Azure. You can also restore a VM in Amazon EC2. In this topic, we’ll see how to restore a VM from Veeam to Microsoft Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 14, 2019
Protect Your Azure WebApp With a Free Certificate

During Microsoft Ignite 2019, Microsoft, using the Public Preview mode, released the capability to protect your Azure Web App (your website) with a public trusted certificate.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 12, 2019
Start with Azure Arc (Preview)

Azure Arc has been announced during Ignite 2019. This new service will help you to manage multi-cloud, your On-Premises environment, and your edge, like Azure Stack. You’ll connect your servers (physical or virtual) directly in the Azure console, to manage them from only one console. You’ll be able to apply RBAC, tags, etc.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on November 7, 2019
[Azure] SELinux error at boot for Linux

Sometimes, tinkering with configurations and commands can go awry. For example, when you’ve made some modifications to SELinux in a virtual machine (VM) in Azure. Suddenly, “Failed to load SELinux policy, freezing.” pops up. But don’t worry, we’ve got the cure.

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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 Nicolas Prigent on October 8, 2019
Automating Disk Snapshots using Azure Runbook

Even if you know all the backup ways and methods, you can always open a door to new knowledge. This time we’re talking about backing up Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), namely creating VM disk snapshots in order to back up a disk manually. But even in this process, you can get automation. How?

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 3, 2019
[Azure] Document your environment with Cloudockit

Seeing the full picture of how well your Azure is faring can be complicated. It can be quite problematic to consolidate its workloads visually into comprehensive documentation. Subsequently, the reports to customers on the cloud’s effectiveness can come out as too cumbersome. It can also be hard for your team and partners to assess its input into your business’ IT environment overall.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 26, 2019
[Azure] Deploy an Application Gateway to protect your Web Apps

In times when computing technology is moving by leaps and bounds, cloud migration happens quite often. While completely common, this process carries some dangers, such as web applications safety. It becomes an issue since you expose your sites publicly. However, if you move your servers to Azure, this won’t be a problem!

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