Microsoft Azure IaaS Architecture Best Practices for ARM

How to design and build an enterprise infrastructure in Azure using the Azure Resource Manager portal Getting started in Azure is easy to do, and you can have production workloads running in the cloud in very little time. However, there are some essential aspects of the Azure platform that require some forethought and planning. While…

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Copying Azure resource groups between different Azure subscriptions or environments

Overview The Azure PowerShell module includes the Move-AzureRmResource cmdlet that allows you to move a resource to a different resource group or subscription, but it requires the subscriptions to be in the same tenant. What if you want to copy or move a resource group from a personal subscription (e.g. a free Microsoft Azure Pass)  to…


Azure QuickStart Templates for Azure Government

With the release of Azure Resource Manager on Microsoft Azure Government (MAG), users are now able to provision and deploy applications using declarative templates.  A full listing of publicly contributed templates can be found at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/templates/ . How to use QuickStart Templates in MAG Many of the contributed templates in our Github repo https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates will…

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VMSS, and ARM VM series offerings for Azure Government

We’re pleased to announce the general availability of VMSS and VM series expansion in Microsoft Azure Government. Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) VM Scale Sets are a way to manage Azure VMs as a group, providing easy deployment and management options, and simple ways to integrate with Azure autoscale and load balancing. If your machines…

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IaaS just got easier for Government

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Azure VM and SQL DB deployment and management powered by Azure Resource Manager (ARM) on Microsoft Azure Government. These capabilities are some of the most requested features for Azure Government.  This enables the modern management of many more of your cloud resources. The ARM deployment offers…

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Configuring ARM on Azure GC

**Update 6-12-2016: We posted additional details on Azure Government and PowerShell here. **Update 4-9-2016: The Azure Module no longer requires switch-mode and as such, these references have been removed. The Azure Government environment is now part of the install and is no longer required to be manually added–these instructions have been updated. This example starts with…

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