Azure Management Certificates (German Cloud, Azure Deutschland)

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

This article has to do mostly with the German Cloud, #GermanCloud #AzureGermany because it is most probable that there will not be anything similar to manage.windowsazure.com deployed to this solution.  Why is that important?  It is important because this is historically how many people configured thier PowerShell or other clients to make deployments/configurations onto Azure. …

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How to connect a PowerShell client to the German Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

As you many know there is a new sovereign instance of Azure in Germany the the German Cloud.  #GermanCloud There are some differences between then, for example you need a new subscription, the one for the public cloud does not transfer over, find out about that here.  Also, there is a different address for the…

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Moving an Azure App Service

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

I like keeping my things in order, so over time as my Azure consumption grows, I begin to recognize and learn that maybe I should have put all the related resources into the same resource group.  Here is an example of how I moved an App Service Web app from one resource group to another….

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Deploy an App Service using Azure PowerShell to a Deployment Slot

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

I wrote an article here that explains how to install Azure PowerShell and to check what version it is. A trend that I am seeing is the we tend to create the capabilities to make modifications to an Azure feature and exposed the interface. Then we create a PowerShell cmdlet and then later it gets…

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How to tell which Azure PowerShell version you are running

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

I have see a lot of articles about running complicated cmdlets searching for the version of Azure PowerShell they are running. First, I always install Microsoft components using the Web Platform Installer, similar to that shown in Figure 1. Figure 1, how to install Microsoft Azure PowerShell Then to see what version it is, I…

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Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

There is a nice set of troubleshooting and analysis tools for use with Microsoft Azure Web Apps (formerlly Web Sites) called KUDU.  Information about that tool set can be found here. It is useful for capturing a memory dump, as explained here, looking at deployment logs, viewing configuration parameters and much more. To access your KUDU console, using your…

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How to capture a memory dump of a W3WP process that consumes too much CPU

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

If you want to find out why a W3WP worker process is consuming so much CPU, you can use ProcDump.  You might also use LogParser to look at the time-taken field, but to get to the root cause you will need to get deep into the source.  Before you can get a memory dump, you need…

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Using PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 8 to find the Process Id (PID) of an Application Pool

Azure PowerShell
Azure PowerShell

With the release of Windows 8 Server comes a new version of PowerShell.  You can check which version of PowerShell you are using by executing the command show in Figure 1. Figure 1, Which version of PowerShell am I using To get a list of application pools existing on the web server enter the following shown…

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