PowerShell script to determine if an IP Range is part of the Azure Datacenter IP Range

Microsoft publishes an XML document that contains the IP address ranges (including Compute, SQL and Storage ranges) used in the Microsoft Azure Datacenters. An updated file is posted weekly which reflects the currently deployed ranges and any upcoming changes to the IP ranges. Working with Virtual Network Service Endpoints, I found that enabling the Microsoft.SQL…


Just enough BGP to get your Azure dual-redundancy, active-active VPN gateways up and running

I’d last dabbled in Azure Site to Site (S2S) VPN or Virtual Network Gateways when the configuration was straightforward, but the feature-set was lacking. Given an opportunity to get back into configuring VPN Gateways recently, I dove straight in. With new features like support for BGP and full-mesh high-availability connectivity, the humble Azure Virtual Network…

5