Getting Started with Terraform on Azure DevOps

Introduction As with most things, there are a number of ways to utilize Azure DevOps to orchestrate your management of Azure Resources through terraform. This post will walk through a way that I have found to be successful and relatively easy to maintain. It will not however describe the many benefits of using an Infrastructure … Continue reading Getting Started with Terraform on Azure DevOps

Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching end of life in January 2020, many organizations have been migrating their workloads to Windows Server 2016 or newer.  This period is also an opportunity for some to decommission and consolidate domains to reduce complexities where possible.  I posted about an upgrade blocker when the File Replication Service is … Continue reading Field Notes: Access denied when removing Active Directory integrated DNS Zones

Analyzing Azure EA Cost Using Power BI – Part 3 Advanced Calculations

  Analyzing the usage and tuning resources is a key responsibility in Cloud Management. We need to understand where we spent , what are the trends and where we can tune our spending. When it comes to analyzing Azure Cost Microsoft offers different tool set with different capabilities; Cloudyn New Azure Cost Management Azure Consumption … Continue reading Analyzing Azure EA Cost Using Power BI – Part 3 Advanced Calculations

Analyzing Azure EA Cost Using Power BI – Part 2 Tags

Analyzing the usage and tuning resources is a key responsibility in Cloud Management. We need to understand where we spent , what are the trends and where we can tune our spending. When it comes to analyzing Azure Cost Microsoft offers different tool set with different capabilities; Cloudyn New Azure Cost Management Azure Consumption API … Continue reading Analyzing Azure EA Cost Using Power BI – Part 2 Tags

Analyzing Azure EA Consumption Using Power BI – Part 1 Setting Up Data

Analyzing the usage and tuning resources is a key responsibility in Cloud Management. We need to understand where we spent , what are the trends and where we can tune our spending. When it comes to analyzing Azure usage Microsoft offers different tool set with different capabilities; Cloudyn New Azure Cost Management Azure Consumption API … Continue reading Analyzing Azure EA Consumption Using Power BI – Part 1 Setting Up Data

Creating symbolic links with PowerShell DSC

Background In an Azure Windows VM you automatically get a temporary disk drive mapped to D: (on Linux it's mapped to /dev/sdb1). It is temporary because the storage is assigned from the local storage on the physical host. So if your VM is re-deployed (due to host updates, host failures, resizing, etc.), the VM is … Continue reading Creating symbolic links with PowerShell DSC

Import Database schema in Azure SQL DB from .SQL files programmatically with SQLCMD

Introduction – This blog post illustrates the method through which you can import your database schema and tables into empty Azure SQL DB ( PaaS ) programmatically. Currently azure SQL DB support import from BACPAC file in PowerShell and GUI but not from .SQL files. Assumptions  - Here we assume that you already have .SQL … Continue reading Import Database schema in Azure SQL DB from .SQL files programmatically with SQLCMD

Run two PowerShell scripts on a same VM through custom script extension at different stage of Deployment in ARM

Introduction – This blog post illustrates the method through which you can run two different PowerShell scripts on a same VM through custom script extension at different stages /time of deployment in ARM. Currently , it is not possible to run two custom script to perform two different tasks on a same VM through custom … Continue reading Run two PowerShell scripts on a same VM through custom script extension at different stage of Deployment in ARM