Bootstrap your Container-Based Azure Function

This blog builds on this Azure docs document, but starts with my own code rather than a pre-canned solution. The solution is simple: it’s a function app with a single function that is triggered by event hub content. But it’s enough to demonstrate how to create a new container-based function app using the new (in…

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Using Microsoft Azure Video Indexer

This blog takes the developer through having an Azure subscription to processing video with Azure Video Indexer (VI) REST API. At the time of this writing, VI is in preview. Find VI by going to https://azure.com, then Products, AI + Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, Vision, and finally Video Indexer. Or just search for Azure Video…

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Microsoft Azure: Send Diagnostic Monitoring Data from a Windows IaaS VM to an Event Hub

Use this article as a backgrounder on this topic. It deals primarily with monitoring Cloud Services VMs, but there is much in common between them and IaaS VMs where monitoring is concerned. These are the things that must be put into place in order to see telemetry from your Windows VM going into an Event…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 5

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 4

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 3

For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 2

 For Part 1 of this blog series, which contains overview material, please click here.  There are several scenarios that must be addressed when thinking about getting telemetry from Azure resources to Splunk. What if Splunk is on premises? What if you’re using Splunk Cloud? You could be using a private network connection to Azure, or…

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Send Telemetry to Splunk Enterprise from Azure Resources via Azure Monitor, Part 1

Azure Monitor is Microsoft Azure’s built-in pipeline for searching, archiving, and routing your monitoring data, providing a single path for getting Azure data into 3rd party analytics systems. An open source project has recently published a Splunk modular input, or add-on, that allows users to easily send telemetry from Azure-based resources such as VMs, web…

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High(er) Availability Solution for Single-Instance Roles

Some I.T. system architectures include single-instance roles (a single VM in the role), whether because the software running in that tier won’t support multiple instances or it’s too expensive or some other reason. VMs sometimes go down in the public cloud but these single-instance roles really should be resilient to failures if not actually highly…

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