Azure – DirSync

How to waste an entire afternoon! Finally got AAD Connect installed at a Canberra government department.   remove any inspection on *.microsoftonline.com   then     fixed proxy: proxy must allow    •         adminwebservice.microsoftonline.com    •         login.microsoftonline.com    •         provisioningapi.microsoftonline.com     then created a  globaladmin account  in AAD to use for the dirsynch, made him a subscription admin…

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Azure – Puppet on-premises deploying to Azure

HowTo: Puppet on-premises to deploy resources into Azure IaaS infrastructure. Terms: Puppet – is an Open Source configuration management system that allows you to define the state of your IT infrastructure, then automatically enforces the correct state. Alternatives you may know of are Chef, or perhaps Windows PowerShell DSC. Tennant ID – the unique identity…

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Azure CLI – the cross-platform way

After having a ton of fun with raw PowerShell in both ASM (‘Classic’) and the far more sensible ARM models, I then discovered the stunning simplicity of JSON templates. See the Quickstart gallery here: https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates Combining the templates and DSC gives ‘infrastructure as code’ in a surprisingly simple/elegant way. However this week I spent time…

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Azure – ARM replacing ASM in Azure PowerShell

What Is Switch-AzureMode And Why Are We Deprecating It? https://github.com/Azure/azure-powershell/wiki/Deprecation-of-Switch-AzureMode-in-Azure-PowerShell

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