Azure VMs need Internet Access

  When customers move into the cloud, they tend to mimic their setup on-prem.  Not a bad thing, but when it comes to blocking internet access for servers this can create some unusual problems. If you are using network security groups (NSGs), user defined routing (UDR), or forced-tunneling be sure to put in an exception…

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Azure IaaS VMs and the Three (now Four!) R’s

 updated 27 May 2016 When you have a problematic IaaS VM (won’t start, won’t stop, can’t RDP even though it worked just yesterday….) and you’ve exhausted your usual tricks, turn to the Three Four R’s (the “did you reboot?” of Azure). Restart – Most users will think of this, just be sure you restart (and…

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