Category Archive: Virtual Machines

Automate finding a unique Azure storage account name (ARM)

When building ARM-based virtual machines in Azure with PowerShell, one important step involves creating a storage account. And because the storage account name must be unique within Azure, you first need to find an unused name. To accomplish this we can use the Get-AzureRmStorageAccountNameAvailability cmdlet. This is great, but I may have to manually try [...]

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Azure Dev/Test Labs

Introduction There is almost universal agreement that Development and Test environments, or “DevTest” as it’s known, should be moved to the Cloud. DevTest is probably the only workload that doesn’t have corporate issues slowing down its migration.  Aside from the security and backup of a company’s source code, there’s no reason for IT managers to [...]

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Using Chef on Azure

Overview Chef is a truly great piece of software and those that are working on DevOps most likely have run across it.  Along with software like Chef Dev/Test teams are going all in with the Cloud for their work using public cloud offerings such as Microsoft Azure.  My goal here is to help you get [...]

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Resources for passing Azure Exam 70-533 from Opsgility

If you are just now getting started with Azure Certification it is useful to have a roadmap on how to learn the technology in order to pass the certification. Our team of industry recognized Azure experts have built a lot of Azure training over the years, and in this case we’ve literally written the book [...]

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Setting Static IP addresses in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Network with PowerShell

I have finally had a chance to update the Windows Microsoft Azure PowerShell Guide. The page is about the new functionality of assigning a static IP address to a virtual machine deployed in a Virtual Network. Setting Static IP Address on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

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