My personal Azure FAQ on Azure Networking (v3)

Last updated: April 6th, 2017. IMPORTANT: The information I reported in this post is time sensitive since may change in the future. I will try to maintain the content updated, but you should double-check with official Azure documentation sources. This is v3 of my previously published blog posts below, I will maintain previous versions for…

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My Personal FAQ on Azure Networking and ARM

Last updated: July 24, 2016. IMPORTANT: The information I reported in this post is time sensitive since may change in the future. I will try to maintain the content updated, but you should double–check with official Azure documentation sources. This is a new article specifically focused on ARM, you can find a previous old one…

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Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) – Best Practices and Lessons Learned

While Virtual Network (VNET) is the cornerstone of Azure networking model and provides isolation and protection. Network Security Group (NSG) is the main tool you need to use to enforce and control network traffic rules at the networking level. Customers can control access by permitting or denying communication between the workloads within a virtual network,…

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How to change Subnet and Virtual Network for Azure Virtual Machines (ASM & ARM)

During the lifecycle of an Azure Virtual Machines (VM), you may encounter situations where you need to change the subnet, or maybe the Virtual Network (VNET) where your VM has been created. It is worth mentioning that in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) it is mandatory to place every VM in a VNET, you cannot avoid…

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Hub&Spoke, Daisy-Chain and Full-Mesh VNET topologies in Azure ARM (V2)

IMPORTANT: This is an updated version, using Azure PowerShell ARM module later than 1.0.0 release, of the original blog post below. If you need PowerShell code samples earlier than 1.0.0, please use the article below. Hub&Spoke, Daisy-Chain and Full-Mesh VNET topologies in Azure ARM using VPN (V1) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/igorpag/archive/2015/10/01/hub-amp-spoke-daisy-chain-and-full-mesh-vnet-topologies-in-azure-arm.aspx   Introduction One of the key benefit…

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Azure ARM: SQL Server High-Availability and Multi-Datacenter Disaster Recovery with Internal Load Balancers (ILB)

Introduction I already posted in my blog several articles related to high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (VM), what I’m going to discuss in this new article is the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) evolution of the same HA/DR architecture based on AlwaysOn Availability Groups (AG) and Azure Internal…

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How to Set a Static Internal Private IP (DIP) for Azure VM in ARM

With the recent introduction of new Azure PowerShell modules generation, starting with version 1.0.0, Azure Product Group greatly accelerated bringing new features and innovation out the door, but also introduced several breaking changes in the API, with the transition from ASM (Azure Service Management) to ARM (Azure Resource Manager), and in PowerShell itself since cmdlets…

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Hub&Spoke, Daisy-Chain and Full-Mesh VNET topologies in Azure ARM using VPN (V1)

IMPORTANT: This is an old version using Azure PowerShell ARM module earlier than 1.0.0 release. If you want/need PowerShell version later than 1.0.0, please use the article below. Hub&Spoke, Daisy-Chain and Full-Mesh VNET topologies in Azure ARM (V2) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/igorpag/archive/2016/02/11/hub-amp-spoke-daisy-chain-and-full-mesh-vnet-topologies-in-azure-arm-v2.aspx Introduction One of the key benefit of Azure VPN is the flexibility in arranging almost any…

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My personal Azure FAQ on Azure Networking SLAs, bandwidth, latency, performance, SLB, DNS, DMZ, VNET, IPv6 and much more

Last updated: May 17, 2015 (including BUILD and IGNITE announcements). IMPORTANT: The information I reported in this post is time sensitive since may change in the future. I will try to maintain the content updated, but you should double–check with official Azure documentation sources. In the last three years I worked extensively on Azure IaaS,…

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