Encrypting Data Disks on Linux with Azure Disk Encryption

There are two main ways to encrypt data disks using Azure Disk Encryption.  You can choose to thoroughly encrypt the existing disk block-by-block using EnableEncryption, or you can choose to rapidly format and encrypt the data disk using EncryptFormatAll. Both of these techniques have a common setup requirement that will signal to the ADE solution…

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How to Check Your Azure Management Tools Version

Both Azure Powershell SDK and Azure CLI 2.0 are frequently updated to stay current.  Older versions have limited shelf life. If a certain Azure management scenario isn’t working as expected, it may be because of stale tools. Here are commands to check the version of the tools you may currently have installed: Azure Powershell: Get-Module…

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generating self-signed certificates with keyvault

Thankfully it is very easy to import pre-existing self-signed certificates into KeyVault.  But… what if you don’t have a pre-existing self-signed certificate? It is possible to have KeyVault generate the new self-signed certificate for you inside of your KeyVault.  One and done.  No import. No messy certificate residue left behind at your admin console. The trick to getting KeyVault…

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