The number 400

400th article Benjamin Perkins
400th article Benjamin Perkins

What is significant about the number 400? 400 is 20² 400 is divisible by: 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 16, 20, 25, 40, 50, 80, 100, 200, 400 400 equals 2⁴ * 5² or ( 2*2*2*2*5*5) 400 is a self-number which are generated by this formula:  You can write 400 like this: four hundred,…

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Resource move validation failed. Cannot move Azure App Service

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins
Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

The scenarios in which you can and cannot move an Azure App Service are nicely documented here “App Service limitations”.  I also wrote an article about this as well here “Moving an Azure App Service”. It is possible to move your Azure App Service between subscriptions and resource groups.  Like I have stated many times…

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Why does my Azure Function sometimes stop being triggered

Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins
Azure Functions Benjamin Perkins

Azure is so awesome because the features it provides are so very dynamic and flexible.  The platform provides a starting point for the fruition of ideas, ideas only limited by ones imagination.  With its dynamic nature and the flexibility it delivers to consumers, sometimes you just need a note to get your ideas optimally flowing…

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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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Kali Linux for Windows

Linux Benjamin Perkins
Linux Benjamin Perkins

This is pretty cool as I am very interested in this specific flavor of Linux.  I have installed it and it’s very cool.  You can down load this from the Microsoft Store. Then search for “Kali” and install it. Here is the description: “The Kali for Windows application allows one to install and run the…

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How to Backup/Restore an Azure App Service using Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

Use these Azure PowerShell cmdlets: New-AzureRmWebAppBackup Restore-AzureRmWebAppBackup Get-AzureRmStorageAccountKey New-AzureStorageContainerSASToken Don’t forget that this is open source, so you can see what these cmdlets are doing on GitHub here. Note that creating and restoring backups are only available in STANDARD and PREMIUM mode. Check out how to do the same using BASH from the console here….

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What Root Certificates exist on an Azure App Service, CA Root

SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins
SSL TLS Certificate Benjamin Perkins

As you may already know SSL/TLS is offloaded on the Front Ends (*) and this is where certificate root chains are validated (AFAIK).  There is no way for you to access those machines to dump out what CAs are there.  The next, or closest thing I can think of is to dump them out via…

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Quick way to deploy an Azure App Service from Visual Studio

Visual Studio
Visual Studio

This article has most to do with #AzureGermany #GermanCloud however the approach can be used in all Azure platforms. The point here is that there are numerous steps one must take in order to configure Visual Studio to connect to non-Public Azure instance.  I mentioned some of those requirements here and here. There is also…

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Create an Azure App Service Web App using PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

There are numerous place to find this same example, but while I am ramping up my Azure PowerShell #Azure #AzurePowerShell #PowerShell skills, I though I’d go ahead and document it up so I have all this information in a single place for future reference.  While I am at it, I might as well share it…

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How to make an App Setting or Connection String sticky

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

I wrote an article here which talk about how to make an app setting or connection string sticky to the slot.  You can make the settings stick using Azure PowerShell. Here are the Azure PowerShell cmdlets required to create an Azure App Service Web App: Login-AzureRmAccount Set-AzureRmContext Set-AzureWebsite (also have a look here at the…

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Remove Auto Scaling from an Azure App Service using Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

I needed to remove some auto scale settings from one of my App Services using Azure PowerShell so I decided to document that here.  Here are the steps: Login Set the subscription context Get the existing Auto Scale rules based on Resource Group Remove the Auto Scale rule Please keep reading for more details. Login…

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How to set Azure PowerShell to a specific Azure Subscription

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

#Azure #AzurePowerShell #AppService #PowerShell If you have multiple Azure Subscriptons, when you login you get a default subscription set, so if you try and take any actions on a feature in another subscription you would get a ‘NotFound’ like error.  So you need to set the correct subscription. The old (ASM) way of doing that…

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How to delete an Azure App Service Plan using Azure PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

#Azure #AzurePowerShell #AppService #PowerShell I wrote an article here about what an App Service Plan is.  In simple terms it is the Virtual Machine that is running your web sites.  It has a different name becuase the ASP can be SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE in size or have certain features based on the modes FREE,…

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How to configure auto scaling for an Azure App Service with PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

In some cases, there are features which exist on the backend REST APIs which are not yet implemented in the portal.  For example, I support the Azure German Cloud as well, and at the moment you cannot configure Auto Scaling from the portal, but the PowerShell cmdlets which call the REST APIs to configure it…

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