Showing posts with label Azure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Azure. Show all posts

Monday, August 9, 2021

Creation of Azure Active Directory Guest Account

In this lab, you will learn how to create an Azure Active Directory Guest user ids.




Requirements: 

Global Administrator role or any of the limited administrator directory roles such as guest inviter or user administrator that allows guest user creation.

Log in to Azure portal and search for Azure Active Directory.











Navigate to the Users section under Manage in Azure Active Directory.













Sunday, August 8, 2021

Azure Active Directory User(s) Creation using Powershell

Goal: 



In this lab, you will learn how to create an Azure Active Directory user id(s) using Azure Powershell.

Requirements: 

User should be part of Global Administration or User Administration Role.

Create AAD User(s) using Powershell:


Creation of user accounts using PowerShell on your local machine requires the following. However, you can also use Azure Powershell in Cloudshell step 1 is not required.

1) Azure Active Directory PowerShell Modules, here is the command that is required to install AAD PowerShell modules on your machine.

 Install-Module AzureAD

2)Authentication to Azure Active Directory. Once installation of AAD PS modules is done run the following command for authentication.

 $AzureAdCred = Get-Credential
 Connect-AzureAD -Credential $AzureAdCred

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Assign Custom DNS Servers Azure

In this article let us understand how to assign your organization's DNS servers IPs Addresses to  Azure hosted virtual machines. Before we see that couple of important points.


Friday, February 12, 2021

How to configure Static Private and Public IP Addresses on Azure.

In this post let us have a quick look at how to configure private and public IP addresses as static.


Setting Static Private IP Address:

As we know in Azure it is the network interface card associated with the VMs that get IP addresses, the default dynamic IPs can be changed to static.

As shown in the below image navigate to the networking section of the virtual machine to identify the network interface card(s) associated and move to network interface card settings by selecting the network interface card.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

AZ-104 Azure VM Disk Addition and Extensions

Below video talks about how to add a new disk to an Azure Windows virtual machine and extension of existing volume by adding additional space to the disk.


Az-104 Azure Virtual Machine Creation



Here is the video which takes you through Windows Virtual Machine creation in Azure 




Monday, April 27, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 4 (Azure Virtual Network Peering)


In this article let us understand Virtual Network Peering (Vnet Peering).

We understood in our earlier articles that there is no communication between Virtual Networks in the same region or different regions/locations. What if there is a requirement to enable communication between Virtual Networks?









Azure provides us with two solutions.

  • Virtual Network Peering
  • VPN Gateway.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 3 (More on Vnets and Subnets)

We understood about Vnets and Subnets here in part-1 and part-2 , here in this article let us understand few very important settings of Vnets and Subnets.

Virtual Network can have multiple Address Spaces, additional address spaces can be added during or after the creation of Virtual Network by going to Address Space option as shown in the below screenshot. 





Monday, April 20, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 2 (Creation of Vnets and Subnets)

In our earlier article i.e., Part-1 of Azure Networking Series here we understood the basics of Azure Networking, VNETs , and Subnets to an extent. Let us look at how to create a VNets and Subnets.

Before we start deploying a Vnets and Subnets we need to make sure that we design our Vnets with a number of IPs required,  of course keeping future requirements in mind.

VNET creation requires the following information

1)Name of the VNET
2)Resource Group
3)Subscription
4)Location
5)IP Address Space in CIDR format.
6)Subnet(s) (During the creation of VNET you need to create at least one Subnet)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Webinar Recording Back to Basics (Azure)

Had a great time today with Webinar Back to Basics (Azure), here is the recording. Feel free to reach out to me on my email for any questions.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Moving Azure Resources between Resource Groups.


We understood what Azure Resource Groups are in our earlier article here is the link, let see how to move resources between Azure Resource Groups and Subscriptions.



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Azure Resource Groups



Any entity that you create in Azure is called Resource. As the name says Resource Group is a group of resources of a similar kind. We can relate this to a folder where we keep all the related files and folders. Resource Group is a container of resources that holds a common life cycle.


Resource Group is a logical collection of resources of the same category. Categorization can be based on Location, Central US, South India, Environments like (Dev, Prod..etc) or Business units (Fin, IT, HR, etc) or Applications type ( DB, Web, ..etc).

Saturday, February 22, 2020

AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

A newer version of Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303) will be available from  AZ-303 will be available on 28th April and the current exam AZ-300 will retire on 28th July 2020.



Refer here for more details.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-300#certification-exams

Friday, February 21, 2020

Windows Custom Image Creation in Azure


If you had already created a Virtual Machine in Azure, you might be aware that Azure Marketplace Images are used to deploy OS (Windows/Linux). What if you need custom Images (Templates in VMware World) with tools and applications that your Organization or Department use. 

Below are steps to create a Custom Image in Azure:
  1. Spin up Virtual Machine using Azure Market Place Image.
  2. Install all the latest patches and service packs (Most of the time it is up to date)
  3. Install all the required Applications and Application Patches.
  4. Harden the server.
  5. Run Sysprep with Generalized and Shutdown the machine.
  6. Convert prepared VM into an image by using the Capture option.
  7. Deploy VMS using the image created.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Extend Azure VM's OS and Data Disks

Though we allocate an estimated/expected size of disk for both System Drive or Data drive, we do get into situations where we need to expand the disks. In this article let us look at how to expand disk on Windows Machine.

To expand/reduce a disk VM should be in Stopped(deallocated) state. 

When we provision a Windows machine on Azure the default size allocated to System Drive (C drive) is 127 GB. Azure not allow a reduction of system volume size below 127 GB. Below is the error you see when you try to reduce the System volume size below 127 GB.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Adding New Disk to Azure VM


In the article let us look at Adding new Disk to a Windows Virtual Machine.

To add a new disk to Azure VM goto Home-->>Virtual Machines-->> VM1(Select the VM)-->> Disks. Select the option of Add data disk as shown in the below screenshot.

Add Disk Option with in the Virtual Machine.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Azure Networking - Part 1 (Virtual Network)


Network is crucial and critical part of Infrastructure that enables Connectivity and Security.

Azure Network consists of multiple components Virtual Network, Network Peering, Network Security Group, ExpressRoute, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, Azure DNS, CDN (Content Delivery Network), Azure DDoS Protection, Network Watcher, Azure Firewall, Virtual WAN, Azure Front Door Service.

Let us Look at Virtual Network and related components in this article.

Virtual Network is a network boundary which allows communication between devices/resources with in Virtual Network. Virtual Network can have one or more Address Spaces (While creating Virtual Network it will allow only one Address space you can add additional Addresses later). Address space associated with a Virtual Network can be segmented in to Multiple Subnets. As resources within Virtual Network can communicate with each other, resources across Subnets with in the same Virtual network can also communicate with each other.