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…


VM Agent available for Azure VMs

The VM agent for Windows Azure Virtual Machines is now installed by default when creating new VMs in the management portal or with Azure PowerShell (February release 0.7.3). Currently the BGInfo extension is enabled by default which displays VM information on the desktop using the BGInfo tool, and additional VM agent extensions are planned for release…

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Azure PowerShell 0.6.13

Azure PowerShell 0.6.13 released with substantial change to Support IaaS General Availability Download Link: PowerShell (Github) 2013.04.16 Version 0.6.13 Completely fixed issues with first website creation on a new account. Now you can use PowerShell with a new account directly without the need to go to the Azure portal. Added Get-AzureWebsiteLog -ListPath to get all…


Windows Azure Portal Update – Configure Web Endpoint Status Monitoring (Preview)

  As I was browsing over the weekend I saw few update to the Windows Azure Portal. Monitoring Functionality (Preview) for Windows Azure Virtual Machine (IaaS) Cloud Services, Windows Azure Website. Windows Azure Virtual Machine (IaaS)   Under Dashboard tab of the Virtual Machine. You get an option to create Web Endpoint Status.   Once…


Security Best Practices for Windows Azure

Security is an very important aspect when it comes to computers and it should be at the top of everyone’s mind. When building environments, machines that are connected to internet, security becomes job one. One must take deliberate steps to protect the machines running in the cloud. Below are some of the well-known threats /attacks…