Time sync, synchronization on an Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

An Azure App Service is PaaS and synchronizes the clocks based on the hosting platform.  As per this request, the drift may be up to 2 seconds and are synced once per week.  That request was made some years ago when an App Service was running on Windows Server 2012 and IIS 8.  With the…

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How to deploy to Azure using an ARM template with PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article here “How to use/create ARM templates for deployments” where I show how I generated the ARM template for multiple Azure features existing in a Resource Group.  I then deploy all features using the ARM template using the Template deployment blade in the portal.  This article explains how to run the same…

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How to Azure Function App with Hybrid Connection

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

On my path to create this article, I wrote numerous other along the way.  To get a overview of the project I worked on, read the following articles as well. Required parameter ‘adminPassword’ is missing (null). osDisk.managedDisk.id’ is not allowed Creating an Azure App Service Hybrid Connection How to deploy to Azure using an ARM…

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Creating an Azure App Service Hybrid Connection

Networking Benjamin Perkins
Networking Benjamin Perkins

This is such a simple yet powerful tool to use, easy to implement and does some real hard core, complicated stuff in the back ground to get the connectivity to work.  Similar instructions can be found here “Azure App Service Hybrid Connections”. I wrote this article about connecting an Azure App Service to VM in…

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Troubleshooting App Service Hybrid Connection Manager

Networking Benjamin Perkins
Networking Benjamin Perkins

I wrote this article “Enable logging for your Hybrid Connection Manager, troubleshooting”, but that was for the deprecated Hybrid Connection feature which uses Azure Biztalk.   You would see any ‘classic’ connections in the ‘Classic hybrid connections’ area on the Hybrid connections as seen in Figure 1. Figure 1, classic hybrid connections If you are running…

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How to use/create ARM templates for deployments

Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins
Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins

I was building a lab for the creation of a Hybrid Connection Manager (HCM) link between an Azure App Service and an Azure VM within a VNET.  In most cases, yes, you use HCM to access resources hosted within a another network (not always on Azure), but I didn’t have one of those and therefore…

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Required parameter ‘adminPassword’ is missing (null).

Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins
Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins

In case you have not read the article which led to this one, check it out here “How to use ARM templates for deployments”.  Once I resolved the previous 2 bumps: Deployment template validation failed: Circular dependency detected on resource osDisk.managedDisk.id’ is not allowed The final action was to provide an admin password for my…

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osDisk.managedDisk.id’ is not allowed

Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins
Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins

I was writting this article here “How to use ARM templates for deployments” and received the result seen in Figure 1. Figure 1, failed deployment using templates azure arm When I clicked on the operations details i found the following details. I found on GitHub here “Azure managed disk: osDisk.managedDisk.id is not allowed” that doing…

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Deployment template validation failed: Circular dependency detected on resource

Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins
Template Azure ARM Benjamin Perkins

I was writing this article “How to use ARM templates for deployments” and received this error when I click the purchase button from within the portal. Here is a list of some actions to take if you get this exception “Solution 5 – circular dependency detected”. I did what the articles said and simply removed…

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How to create a new Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (AAD) Benjamin Perkins
Azure Active Directory (AAD) Benjamin Perkins

Historically, or for some time the way to create an Azure Active Directory was either to create a new Subscription or use the old AUX portal.  In the new portal, I was able to create an Azure Active Directory, I.e. ######.onmicrosoft.com by logging in to the portal clicking NEW –> Security + Identity –> Azure…

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Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017, co-author Benjamin Perkins

Beginning C# 7 Programming Benjamin Perkins
Beginning C# 7 Programming Benjamin Perkins

Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017, co-author Benjamin Perkins The Beginning C# 7 Programming with Visual Studio 2017 book is now available, check it out here.  I had again an opportunity to contribute some chapters to this book.  What an awesome experience!  There are lots of examples, experiences, discussions and reviews of the…

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Web Server Logging, IIS logs, deployment slots and swaps

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote a number of articles related to this topic, have a look to get a better context in regards to this one. Download Azure App Services Web App log files from Visual Studio Enable logging on your Windows Azure Web App – App Service from Visual Studio Using LogParser to analyze the EVENTLOG.XML, Azure…

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How to disable/enable HTTP/2, Azure App Service

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

The official announcement can be found here “Announcing HTTP/2 support in Azure App Service”. Currently, to disable or enable HTTP/2 on an Azure App Service you need to use Resource Explorer.  I have written numerous articles about Resource Explorer so if you need more information about it and what it is, take a quick look…

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Make changes to Azure App Service setting using Postman

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

I wrote an article here “How to disable/enable HTTP/2, Azure App Service” that showed how to change an Azure App Service setting Resource Explorer.  You can also do this from Postman, which I wrote about here “Using Postman to call Azure REST APIs” . The most challenging aspect of doing this is getting the Bearer…

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How to pick the stamp or scale unit where your App Service will run

Azure App Service
Azure App Service

You can’t.  The best you can do is pick the region / location. Read the bottom for a way to try and influence it. A scale unit, stamp or tenant is something which I have referred to here. “How to disable TLS 1.0 on an Azure App Service Web App” The scale unit is identified…

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