Step-by-Step: Enable Diagnostics on an Azure Virtual Machine

Hello folks, Last week I was talkin g with a customer about a VM that was having some issues.  We did not know exactly what was going on with this machine but something the portal kept providing us with some errors. (the particulars of this machine are blurred since this is production).  We’re still troubleshooting…


Managing Azure Virtual Machines with Server Manager

One of the best and improved features in Server 2012 is being able to manage multiple servers from Server Manager either from Server or desktop. From a single pane of glass, I can easily check the status of other servers in my domain, install roles, and host of other functions. Check out the following video for further…


Step-By-Step: Docker Client Setup for Windows

DevOps, while not entirely new, provides a new opportunity for both IT professionals and developers alike. The ability for the two roles to develop, ship, and run applications in collaboration can increase the agility of the supported organization to become more nimble in addressing it’s customer needs. Enter Docker, which provides the ability to quickly…


Step-by-Step: Assigning a Static IP address to a VM in the new Azure Management Portal

Hello Folks, I was discussing Virtual Networking with an attendee at an event last weekend and we started talking about static IP addresses in your own virtual Network. I’ve covered this subject before: Step-By-Step: Assigning VMs with Static IP addresses in a Virtual Network But with enhancements in the new Management Portal it’s so much…


Step-By-Step: Connect an Azure Web App to an existing Virtual Network

Hello Folks, During an Azure bootcamp,  I was asked if there was a way to “connect” an Azure Website (now referred to as Azure Web Apps) to an existing virtual network. As a matter of fact, you can. While you can’t put your Azure Website in an Azure virtual network, you can grants your website…


Step-by-Step: Protect Azure VMs with Azure Backup

Hello Folks, I’ve covered this topic before from many different angles. Step-by-Step: Setup the Online Backup Service for Windows Server 2012 Step-By-Step: Backup your PC data to Azure Step-By-Step: Backup your PC data to Azure – Follow Up! Step-By-Step: Restoring your PC data from Azure Azure Backup – New Functionality Today we’ll look at protecting…