Step-by-Step: Deploy a new Linux VM from a captured image

Hello folks, in my last post we discussed who to capture an existing Linux machine in Azure in order to be able to deploy new instances of that machine.  In effect turning that machine into a template. Now, we’ll use that image, Azure CLI and the and the JSON template the last process generated to…

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Step-by-Step: Capture a linux VM Image from a running VM

Hello folks, I was talking with a customer last week and the conversation turned towards using an existing VM as a template from which he could deploy other VMs.  and we are not talking about creating a custom Linux VM image and uploading it to Azure. So, in this post we’ll look at how we…


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…


DevOps Basics: Introduction to Docker Registry and Images

The concept of a Docker container is to build something (your application) on the top of an existing image. Let’s say for example that you have a Python application and you want to run this application on an Ubuntu image, because you like this distribution 😉 You will have this basic architecture : I deployed…


DevOps Basics: Introduction to Docker Commands and Concepts

In continuing this DevOps Basics series, it is now time to learn the basic commands to properly enable use of Docker. Introduction and Quick Concepts I don’t want to go very deep on the containerization’s concepts but here some important concepts to understand with Docker / Containers by the simplest way. Let’s keep that simple and say: Container = Image…


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…