Configuring Azure Virtual Machines for Optimal Storage Performance

In support, one of the most common questions we get is: How do I achieve the best disk performance for Azure virtual machines? Platform Planning: In the standard tier of virtual machine in Azure, the maximum IOPS is 500 per disk. When planning for a high I/O virtual machine, you also need to take into…


Windows Azure PowerShell – Storage Commands

In this Blog we will walk through few PowerShell commands to work with Windows Azure Storage. (Last Update: 04/12/2013)  List of all Windows Azure Subscriptions – Find Default in case Multiple subscription Code Snippet: {Write-Host “Selection: Show Me List of Windows Azure Subscriptions” -ForegroundColor Magentasleep -seconds 1Get-AzureSubscription | select SubscriptionName, IsDefaultWrite-Host “Subscrption with Isdefault Value…


New blob storage cmdlets in Azure PowerShell 0.6.12

Azure PowerShell 0.6.12 released last week and includes new cmdlets to work with blobs in general, not just VHD files. To install, go to azure.com, click Downloads at the top, then click Windows Azure PowerShell under Command Line Tools at the bottom – or just click this link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9811175&clcid=0x409   2013.03.20 Version 0.6.12  * Windows…


Cross Post: Windows Azure Service Disruption from Expired Certificate

Editor’s Note: This is a cross post from the Windows Azure Blog . Recently Windows Azure Storage experienced a worldwide outage impacting HTTPS traffic due to expired SSL certificate. Please read the details in the Blog post provided by Steven Martin, General Manager (Windows Azure Business & Operations) Please read more about Windows Azure Storage…