Step-by-Step: Setup Multiple Public IPs on a VM in Azure

Hello Folks, I’m currently working with a customer who’s migrating some workloads to Azure.  Servers in Azure that will host their web sites will be hosting several sites per servers.  For this deployment, the customer needed to have multiple public IP addresses assigned to each server.  So, we started looking at what we could do….


Step-by-Step: Enable Network Monitoring in Azure.

Hello folks, When building network infrastructures in the cloud live VNets, ExpressRoute, Application Gateways, Load balancers, and more… You need tools and processes to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. We have just released two of those tools to the preview program. Network Watcher – Provides scenario-based monitoring including packet capture, next hop,…


Step-by-Step: Connect your AWS and Azure environments with a VPN tunnel

****** Note that an updated version of this post is available on ******* Hello Folks, I’ve been working with a customer that is planning their migration from AWS to Azure.  As we all know, migrating complex environment is seldom a one click operation.  In their case they want to be able to move each part…


Instance Level Public IP in Azure

Hello Folks, Today I was in Calgary Alberta, delivering an Azure for IT professionals as part of a series of events we are delivering across the country. One of the discussion we had was about IP addresses in Azure.  More to the point we were discussing “Instance Level Public IP” (ILPIP). An ILPIP formally known…


Step-by-Step: Create a VM with multiple NICs in Azure

Hello folks, The following topic is another one of those features that has been requested so many times by IT pros I’ve talked to in the past. Finally some said, we now support multiple network interface cards (NICs) on VMs in Azure so you can bring your own networking and security appliances such as load…


Step-by-Step: Assign a Public IP to a VM in Azure

Hello Folks, I’m sitting here reviewing my notes from the Azure IT Camps we have been running in the last quarter, and I keep seeing one recurring theme.  A lot of attendees wanted to know if there was a way to assign a public IP address directly to the a VM instead of the cloud…


Step-By-Step: Assigning VMs with Static IP addresses in a Virtual Network

Hello Folks, in order to follow along you should be familiar with IaaS.  The easiest way to do that is to listen to the Windows Azure for IT Pros Jump Start on Microsoft Virtual Academy. Over the last few weeks we published a lot of information regarding Microsoft Azure.  I’ve actually concentrated on the networking…


Step-by-Step: Multi-Site Azure VPN

Hello folks, This subject as been one of the more requested scenario from this audience.  In the past we’ve looked at 2 different scenarios that dealt with virtual network connectivity. Step-By-Step: Create a Site-to-Site VPN between your network and Azure Step-by-Step: Configure VNet to VNet Connectivity in Azure To get more information and to increase…


Virtual Networking in Hyper-V 2012

Microsoft has released a poster diagramming virtual networking in Hyper-V 2012.  Much of it revolves around Virtual Machine Manager, and is actually branded System Center 2012 SP1.  If you are building or managing datacenters – even smaller ones – you should download this document and review it.  We all have something to learn from it!…


A One Way Conversation – Time to Broaden Our Horizons

We’ve been operating this blog for several years now and something has become clear to us.  This platform is great at having a one way conversation.  We have some interesting, cool or compelling information we’d like to share with you, so we do.  We get a few comments, but usually they’re directed to us and…