IN CASE OF A PROXY WHILE UPLOADING YOUR VHD TO WINDOWS AZURE USING POWERSHELL

Sometimes when you are trying to do certain process on Windows Azure via Powershell you receive an ambiguous error with no specific error message, make sure that you don’t have a proxy in the environment blocking your communication to Windows Azure, If you do have one, then run the below command and then retry what…

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HOW TO ALLOW PING FUNCTIONALITY TO WINDOWS AZURE MACHINES?

The Ping functionality on Windows Azure VM is blocked by default for security reasons, to be to enable them you can do that from the Windows firewall advanced features on each VM or you can login on the virtual machine and open the command prompt as an administrator and execute this command.   netsh advfirewall…

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HOW TO COPY YOUR VMS FROM ONE REGION TO ANOTHER REGION ON WINDOWS AZURE?

A lot of customers start by creating their Virtual machines on Windows Azure on any Datacenter they encounter without caring about the latency or the performance and later on they discover that this Datacenter doesn’t provide them with the optimum performance they are looking for so they start looking for a way to move their…

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HOW TO CREATE HIGHLY AVAILABLE (LOAD BALANCED) FTP SERVER ON WINDOWS AZURE?

There are a lot of blog posts that explains how to create a FTP Server on Windows Azure, the best one that I’ve encountered was this one. http://itq.nl/walkthrough-hosting-ftp-on-iis-7-5-a-windows-azure-vm-2/ by Ronald Wildenberg So in this post I won’t explain how to create a FTP server on Windows Azure, I’ll explain how to create highly available load balanced FTP…

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HOW TO SET YOUR AZURE SUBSCRIPTION AS DEFAULT USING POWERSHELL?

After you Import the Publish settings file , to know how to do this, check this post you first run this command in Windows Azure PowerShell Command: Select-Azuresubscription it will prompt for you to enter the name of the subscription, which you can get by running Get-Azuresubscription you type in the name of the subscription…

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HOW TO INSTALL MICROSOFT AX ON WINDOWS AZURE?

Microsoft AX (ERP) is one of the most popular ERPs, a lot of AX Customers wanted to host their AX workload on Windows Azure as a secondary sites (DR). I’ve installed Microsoft AX on Windows Azure multiple times at multiple customer sites and here are how you should think about it: The environment architecture should…

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HOW TO DEFINE AN ALERT ON WINDOWS AZURE TO MONITOR YOUR SERVICES?

1. After you log on Azure management portal, click on Settings in the lower left corner, check the screenshot below.   2. Click on Alerts link on the upper middle tab in the right pane, check the screenshot.   3. Click on Add Rule button in the lower tab, see the screenshot.   4. The…

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HOW TO UPLOAD FILES AND FOLDERS TO WINDOWS AZURE?

1. First of all make sure that you have done the steps in this blog post. 2. Create a vhd on the disk management on your local computer and copy whatever files you need to upload on windows azure to the vhd after attaching it to your local computer. 3. Open Azure Power Shell Command prompt…

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VIRTUAL MACHINE AND CLOUD SERVICE SIZES FOR WINDOWS AZURE

If you are looking for more information around the VM sizes and IOPS on windows Azure then the below link is your destination.   http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn197896.aspx

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