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Azure VM Image

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 04 July 2017 - - - - - - · 23 views
Azure, Azure VM, Image, AzureRM and 1 more...
Azure VM Image
Following one of my earlier posts, about Azure Managed Disks , lets see how easy it is to create an Azure VM Image from an Azure VM that uses Managed Disks.
The first step it to Sysprep/Generalize the source VM. Otherwise the VM that will be created will not start. Select Generalize and “Shutdown”.
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Azure Backup Reports

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 29 June 2017 - - - - - - · 26 views
Azure, Azure Backup, PowerBI, OMS
Azure Backup Reports
A new feature is in public preview, the Azure Backup Reports. Now we can have the Azure Backup Reports at the OMS Workspace, Event Hub and Power Bi. You can use Power BI to view report dashboard, download reports and create custom reports
The configuration has two steps, one to configure the Azure Backup Reports connection with each...


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Azure Log Analytics | CPU Performance Monitor

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 26 June 2017 - - - - - - · 42 views
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Azure Log Analytics | CPU Performance Monitor
In this article we will create a CPU Performance monitor View for our servers at the Azure Log Analytics (OMS) Portal.
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At the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) portal press the + button to create a new View
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How to disconnect a mailbox & re-assign it to new user in a Hybrid Scenario

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Office 365, Exchange Server 21 June 2017 - - - - - - · 24 views
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How to disconnect a mailbox & re-assign it to new user in a Hybrid Scenario
Scenario objectives: We have an Exchange Hybrid setup between on-premises and Exchange Online (Office 365). All users are synced and the mailbox is located at Exchange Online.
We need to separate an existing mailbox from its user account and re-connect this mailbox to a new us...


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High Level Steps to Create a Syslog Server for Azure OMS (Log Analytics)

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 20 June 2017 - - - - - - · 18 views

High Level Steps to Create a Syslog Server for Azure OMS (Log Analytics)  This post is a gathering of TechNet articles and 3rd party blog posts that my college John Dandelis followed to create a linux Syslog server in order to monitor network devices on Operations Management Suite (OMS). Its not a complete step-by-step guide but it is very...


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Azure Managed Disks | Easy Scale, High Available, Secure

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 07 June 2017 - - - - - - · 32 views
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Azure Managed Disks | Easy Scale, High Available, Secure Azure Managed Disks | Easy Scale, High Available, Secure
Azure Managed Disks is almost five months old, start using it, its simple, easy to scale, high available and secure. As Microsoft says, “Let Azure take care of your disks”.
The idea is simple, choose the performance tier and the size you want. After that you are free to change your mind! You can cha...


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Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 17 May 2017 - - - - - - · 82 views

Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage
This post is my view of a complete guide, from A to Z, including both the Windows Server part and the Azure Portal part on how to build a Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage. Following this guide you will have a functional two server IIS Web Farm using Azure File storage.
To create a Web Server Far...


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Athens Azure Bootcamp Presentation

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 22 April 2017 - - - - - - · 67 views
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Thank you all for participating at my session today at Athens Azure Bootcamp, about how to Protect your data with a modern backup, archive and disaster recovery solution.  
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Bad things happen, even to good people. Protect yourself and avoid costly business interruption...


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Save 40% on Windows Azure VM made easy

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 22 April 2017 - - - - - - · 48 views
azure, azurevm
Save 40% on Windows Azure VM made easy
creating a new Windows Azure VM you will notice a new selection at the Basics step. It is the Hybrid Use Benefit. Using this benefit you can save up to 40% on a Windows Azure VM cost using your own license with software assurance. You just need to have a Windows Server Standard or Datacenter license with Software Ass...


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Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , in Azure 07 February 2017 - - - - - - · 195 views
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Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing
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Azure Active Directory Application Proxy is a very easy and secure way for web application publishing using the extremely secure Azure AD authentication mechanism. There are a tone of features, like SS...