Scale an App Service from FREE to SHARED BASIC STANDARD or PREMIUM using PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

Although I really prefer GUIs over scripts, I still find myself needing to help others resolve scripting issues.  I recently needed to help find the way to scale an Azure App Service Web App from the default Tier of FREE to STANDARD.  FREE is default when created from PowerShell and you do not provide a…


Export an Azure App Service Certificate PFX PowerShell

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

I found this article “Creating a local PFX copy of App Service Certificate” here and wanted to do a reproduction of it. I wrote an article here where I discussed “How (I) configured an App Service Certificate for my Azure App Service” which might help to get a broader perspective of what and how to…

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Configure PowerShell for running Azure Cmdlets

azure powershell
azure powershell

I am really a GUI fan, but sometimes I have to help people run Azure PowerShell cmdlets.  I wrote a few other Azure PowerShell articles like these here: How to tell which Azure PowerShell version you are running Moving an Azure App Service Deploy an App Service using Azure PowerShell to a Deployment Slot In…


Azure Management Certificates (German Cloud, Azure Deutschland)

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-02-azure-management-certificates-german-cloud-azure-deutschland.html 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…


How to connect a PowerShell client to the German Cloud

German Cloud Black Forest
German Cloud Black Forest

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-02-how-to-connect-a-powershell-client-to-the-german-cloud.html 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…


Execute an Azure PowerShell (ARM) script without prompting for credentials

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2017/2017-01-execute-an-azure-powershell-arm-script-without-prompting-for-credentials.html Something I have noticed and seems to be a path being set forward is that ASM capabilities are not going to be available in an Azure Sovereign clouds.  By ASM, I mean anything that is dependent on this URL manage.windowsazure.com.  Therefore, if you have any…


Moving an Azure App Service

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This articles has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-11-moving-an-azure-app-service.html 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…


Deploy an App Service using Azure PowerShell to a Deployment Slot

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-10-deploy-an-app-service-using-azure-powershell-to-a-deployment-slot.html 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…


How to tell which Azure PowerShell version you are running

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-04-how-to-tell-which-azure-powershell-version-you-are-running.html 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…


Why does my Azure App Service (Web, Mobile, API, Logic App) consume so much storage space

Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins
Azure App Service Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2016/2016-01-why-does-my-azure-app-service-web-mobile-api-logic-app-consume-so-much-storage-space.html I worked on a case where the customer stated that their Web App was pretty small but when looking at the File System Storage metric in the Azure portal, they saw that is consumed almost 30 GB. The way I recommended they check it out…


Using KUDU with Microsoft Azure Web Apps

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

I have moved this article to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2014/2014-03-using-kudu-with-windows-azure-web-sites.html 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…


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

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This article has been moved to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-12-how-to-capture-a-memory-dump-of-a-w3wp-process-that-consumes-too-much-cpu.html 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…


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

Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins
Azure PowerShell Benjamin Perkins

This article has been migrated to its new home here: https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2012/2012-06-using-powershell-3-0-on-windows-8-to-find-the-process-id-pid-of-an-application-pool.html 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…

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