Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Troubleshooting Task Overview

This is a continuation of a series on Azure AD Connect. Previous parts have mostly been focusing on the installation and configuring different user sign-in options for Azure AD. Links to these are provided in the summary section below. Now that we have covered the common setup options for Azure AD Connect, I would like … Continue reading Field Notes: Azure Active Directory Connect – Troubleshooting Task Overview

Moving Azure Virtual Machines to a different region

Background There are various scenarios in which you would want to move your existing Azure IaaS virtual machines (VMs) from one region to another. For example, if you already deployed in one region, and a new region support was added which is closer to the end users of your application or service. In this scenario, … Continue reading Moving Azure Virtual Machines to a different region

Azure Application Insight – Create Dashboard from several resources

Introduction: Azure Application insight its solution to keeps track of Application performance and failures, user’s behavior and more. For an introduction, here is a few words about the service: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-monitor/app/app-insights-overview Once the service is configured and the monitoring is turned on, the Telemetries transfer by 'Instrumentation key' is set, so the data stored by the … Continue reading Azure Application Insight – Create Dashboard from several resources

Use Azure Automation to install and configure the Log Analytics extension

In this post, I'll show how you can use an Azure Automation runbook to deploy and configure the Log Analytics extension to a group of virtual machines running either Windows or Linux. In case you're not familiar with creating a runbook, you can get started using the instructions here. Before we get started with the … Continue reading Use Azure Automation to install and configure the Log Analytics extension

Create Azure monitor Alert based on Custom metrics

Azure Diagnostics Extension provides the basic monitoring and diagnostics capabilities on a Azure resources. Diagnostics agent enable monitoring Azure guest VM, with capabilities to use standard metrics and to add a new extended metrics that are not collected by default. This is can be done by allowing “Diagnostics Settings” on azure virtual machine, “Enable guest … Continue reading Create Azure monitor Alert based on Custom metrics

Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service

Background I recently had to setup the Cloud Management Gateway at a customer and followed all the steps and requirements to implement but still encountered the below error message which does not really give you an exact reason as to why it is failing. In this post I would like to take you through the … Continue reading Field Notes: Cloud Management Gateway – Failed to provision cloud service