Azure Powershell examples – Create VM with VNet, custom VHD name

Microsoft Azure Portal gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of creating the VMs, to choose the gallery images, from your custom images, add them to Virtual Network, etc. There are a few features that are available only in Azure Powershell for now. For example, if you want to give a custom name for…

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Azure xplat CLI tool 0.8.10 released with Reserved IP features

Today, a new version (0.8.10) of the Azure CLI xplat tools is released, and you can download it from here. This new version has the support for the Reserved-IP, both for creating the Reserved IPs, as well as creating new VMs with the reserved IP. Here are the quick commands: Create a reserved IP address…

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Running LogParser directly on Azure Websites console

I saw some extra traffic on my website last week, and as an old school IIS guy I wanted to run Log Parser against my website logs. In Azure Websites, the traditional IIS logs are stored at %home%\Logfiles\http\RawLogs, those are of W3C format. Azure Web sites now has a lot of cool Site Extensions like…

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Learning Azure Service Management REST API through Powershell, and Azure CLI tools

Azure Service Management REST API is used by all the public tools provided by Microsoft to manage your Azure Subscription – Portal, New Portal, Powershell, X-Plat CLI. You can use the same APIs to build your own tools that would manage your Azure Subscription. Sometimes, it is little difficult to bring up all the necessary…

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Unable to setup AutoScale for Virtual Machines from the Azure Management Portal

I just posted a new blog in my new team’s MSDN blog. Read the complete post here. You can set up AutoScale for your Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites from the Azure Management Portal. For Virtual Machines, autoscale can be configured for each availability set. You can setup AutoScale for your availability set only…

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Stay updated on Microsoft Azure – blogs, service status, news

Everyone wants to know what’s happening on their area of interest. Being up to date is a necessity in this new world of Cloud Computing, where you see various things happening every minute, new services getting released, old services getting updated with incremental changes, announcements, price reductions, and whole a lot more. I’ll try to…

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What are your options to host your web application with Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is growing. All it’s services are getting huge adoption. Currently, there are 3 types of Microsoft Azure services that our customers can use to host their web applications. Hosting your web application inside IIS, from Azure Virtual Machine. Hosting as a Web Role using Cloud Services. Hosting as a Azure Website. I’ve tried…

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Auto Install IIS in the Microsoft Azure VM that you are creating

The world is moving fast, actually faster! You too want to do things faster, right? Why wait until the VM is created, provisioned, available over RDP, login, etc to do a few initial stuff. Of course, you can upload your custom VM image, and bring up a Virtual Machine from the image, but few times…

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Azure Websites SCM site updated to have Single Sign-on

If you haven’t noticed, your Azure Website’s SCM site has been updated to work with Azure Single Sign-on. Earlier, it was prompting for a basic authentication prompt where you enter your publishing credentials, but now, you can just login using your Microsoft Account which you are using for your Azure Subscription. For example, if I…

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Azure Websites – Viewing Site Configuration files from Kudu

Azure Websites Paas offering from Microsoft gives you more power to you. You could change a few default configurations that come with the platform by various means, for example, for PHP you can set a few settings in .user.ini, for any custom values for ApplicationHost.config, you can use XDT transforms. There are a lot of…

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