Generating SSH keys for Azure Linux VMs

When creating new Azure Linux virtual machines, it is recommended you use SSH keys to connect to the VM rather than a username/password combination. Creating these keys is simple using Bash. Bash is native in Linux and Mac OS X but clients are available on Windows as well. Git for Windows comes with the Git…

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Configuring Startup and Logon scripts for Azure RemoteApp

Azure RemoteApp (ARA) is an Azure service that enables companies to deploy their business applications as virtualized services. Most 32 or 64 bit Windows applications can be hosted in ARA (such as LOB, legacy, custom, Office, CRM etc. apps). Users can access these applications remotely as if they are running them locally. The ARA application…

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Deploying a SaaS Application in Azure (Data Tier)

First of all, let me apologize for taking so long to get this second posting out there. I ran into some technological hurdles that I had to overcome before I could make either the ARM template or the Power Shell script available. Now that I have resolved those issues, let’s take a look at the…


Creating Azure VMs with ARM PowerShell cmdlets

The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is a new desired-state deployment manager for application resources deployed into Microsoft Azure. ARM is based on the concepts of resources and resource groups. A resource is the atomic unit of deployment in Azure. Storage accounts, VNETs, and VMs are examples of resources. A resource group is a deployed set…


Azure Diagnostics for Azure Virtual Machines

Azure Diagnostics has been provided for Azure Cloud Services since they went GA in 2010. This feature uses an agent deployed to each role instance to capture and persist diagnostic and telemetry data. Azure Diagnostics uses a configuration file to specify the information to be captured and the frequency with which the information is persisted…

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