Deploying #Azure ARM templates with #Powershell

In my previous post #Azure ARM lessons learned and more I shared my notes and tips for creating ARM templates. While you can directly deploy your ARM template form the new Azure Portal, this is not the way I want to go. Automation is everything and even if the portal is set to improve, there […]


#Azure Backup quickly protect your VMs with powershell #OMS

Now that Azure Backup can be automated using powershell it’s super easy to create a backup vault and start protecting your virtual machines. Known bugs and limitations: – you cannot protect v2 Virtual Machines (i.e. ARM deployed VMs) – the current powershell module (0.9.8) has a bug with mixed case virtual machines – the current […]

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#Azure ARM lessons learned and more

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the new model (opposed to Service Management) to create artifacts on Microsoft Azure. The two names are clearly addressing the different approach they’re taking: Service Management was basically an imperative model service oriented, while Resource Manager is, as the name implies resource oriented and it’s inherently a declarative model. All […]


#Azure: ARM templates, Automation, DSC and more. Travel notes

It’s been a long time since my last post, I actually have a ton of materials to work on, but hardly found the time to settle down and share it in my blog. Recently I’ve been involved in a demo run, proof of concept session, for a prospect involving end to end management of a […]


Monitoring #MSOMS the other way around (#SCOM)

This one is a challenging one. With more and more customers extending their current OpsMgr experience with Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) new scenarios emerge. In my last article I tried to get into the OPMS data flow and how to control it before it leaves our datacenters (Taking control of your #MSOMS data flow), […]



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