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Running pfSense as an Azure IaaS Virtual Machine

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 23 July 2015 - - - - - - · 1,042 views

A client of mine has asked me if it would be possible to run pfSense as a Microsoft Azure IaaS Virtual Machine . pfSense® software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD, specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. 
At that time, I had in mind that running FreeBSD 10 under Hyp...


Secure Azure Virtual Network using Network Security Groups

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 01 June 2015 - - - - - - · 943 views

The way that Network Virtualization is implemented in Hyper-V and subsequently in Microsoft Azure IaaS, enables explicitly the Routing between Virtual Subnets. This is the reason why the traffic between Virtual Subnets, that are part of the same Virtual Network, is unrestricted unless we have applied Network Security Groups.

Network Security Groups Is a...


Create a Virtual Machine with Multiple NICs in Azure IaaS

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 06 January 2015 - - - - - - · 796 views
Microsoft Azure, Multiple NICs and 3 more...

Every time I present a session about Microsoft Azure IaaS , the most common question is about Virtual Machines’ capability of getting more than one Virtual Network Interface (vNIC). At TechEd Europe 2014 , Microsoft announced support for multiple Network Interfaces (vNICs) in Azure VM...