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Add multiple managed disks to Azure RM VM

Add multiple managed disks to Azure RM VM In this post I have created a PowerShell script to help add multiple managed disks to an Azure RM Virtual Machine. The script to add multiple managed disks will prompt you to login to an Azure RM account, then it will query the subscriptions and ask you to select the desired. After that it will query the available VMs and promt to select the target VM from the VM list. At this point I am checking the OS disk and define the storage type of the data disk.

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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | VM in Nested VM in Azure VM

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | VM in Nested VM in Azure VM After my main Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM post, we saw two usage scenarios. One is running Hyper-V Replica and the other is running Web Server in nested VM on Azure. Now lets have some fun and try to run a VM nested inside a VM nested inside an Azure VM. As a fellow said, VM inception! We will use again the nested VM that we created at the Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM

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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Web Server

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Web Server At my previous post, Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM, I described how to create a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM with the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. Now we will see how to use a Hyper-V Nested VM as a Web Server that is hidden behind the Azure VM to secure access to your web application. Starting we will add the IIS Role at the Nested VM. Go to the Server Manager, add Roles and Features and select the Web Server

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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V Replica on Azure

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V Replica on Azure After my Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM post on how to create a Nested VM inside an Azure VM, I am following with how to have Hyper-V Replica on Azure. To accomplish this we will use the Azure VM and the Nested VM from the Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM post. The first step is to create an identical pair of Azure VM and Nested VM to use for replica server. The

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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM With the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes Microsoft has released the Nested Virtualization, meaning you can simply have a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM. In this post I am testing the Nested Virtualization functionality creating a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM and have Network and Internet Connectivity. Lets get started. First of all we will need a Dv3 or Ev3 VM and for best Nested Virtualization performance make use of SSD Managed Disks.

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Azure VM Image

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”. After that wait the VM to shut down and go to the Azure Porta, at the VM’s blade and click “Capture”. Now, the “Create Image” blade will open. Enter a name, select a Resource Group and

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Azure Backup Reports

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 service and the other is to get the data at each service. First go to a Recovery Services vault and select Backup Reports. Next press the Config

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Azure Log Analytics | CPU Performance Monitor

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. At the Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) portal press the + button to create a new View The View Designer workspace will open. Select the “Line chart & callout” At the Properties blade enter a Name, something like “CPU Performance Monitor”, add the below query and press Apply Type:Perf CounterName="% Processor Time"

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How to disconnect a mailbox & re-assign it to new user in a Hybrid Scenario

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 user account. If the mailbox in this scenario was located at the on-premises Exchange it would be an easy process just using the Exchange Managem

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

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 useful as a reference.   -Install Ubuntu server VM. Use any Bash Shell to connect to Ubuntu Server. (http://win-bash.sourceforge.net/) To install Bash sh

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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 change the performance tier (yes, switch between SSD & HDD) and the size just with click. Lets get it started. First of all we need to enable

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Ειδική προσφορά MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2

Τώρα που ο Windows Server 2012 R2 δίνει την θέση του στον Windows Server 2016, είναι μια καλή στιγμή να εκπαιδευθείτε σε οικονομική τιμή. Προετοιμαστείτε για το MCSA στον Windows Server 2012 R2 με τα online σεμινάρια στα ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ και σε αχτύπητη τιμή.   Τα σεμινάρια περιλαμβάνουν την εκπαίδευση στα ελληνικά σε video high definition, με απεριόριστη πρόσβαση, το επίσημο εκπαιδευτικό υλικό Microsoft και πρόσβαση στα επίσημα online labs της Microsoft.   Οι ειδικές τιμές ισχύουν για το 20410, 204

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New feature updates for #AzureAD Application Proxy, WorkFolders supported also

I’ve already presented Azure AD Application Proxy many times, it’s a great feature of Azure AD that you can use to publish your web apps to users outside of the company without VPNs. firewalls and the like. If you don’t know what is Azure AD Application Proxy, please take a look at this recorded presentation that I did a few months ago. You can find the video here.   But today there are some great news: if you use the new connector version of App Proxy you can use it with applications that tak

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Take a look at the new #AzureAD Admin Console, now in GA!

Back in September 2017 there was an announcement about the new Azure AD portal. which was in Public Preview at that time. We are very excited to see that today we have all the new functionality and features available, because it’s generally available to everybody! It’s really impressive to know that since September 750k admins from 500k organizations have tried it out and gave their feedback to the Azure AD guys.   Please read the rest of the article here.

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EMS Conditional Access using #AzureAD: What is all about

It’s really not the first time that you see this feature, EMS Conditional Access, in this blog. Just try to make a search, just like this: https://systemplus.gr/?s=conditional+access and you’ll get a lot of related information.   So as you can see, we need to find a way to protect our corporate data, while allowing our users to be productive, just using any device, giving them the best possible experience.   Please read the rest of the article here.

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Integration of #AzureAD with Workday is now in Public Preview

Well, these guys never stop giving us new features and technologies. So today the Azure AD Product Group announced that we have an integration of Azure AD with Workday.   Some of you probably do not know anything about Workday. Well, it’s a great application that can be used by the HR, the Finance and the IT department, and can unify finance and HR, giving you real-time insights, global visibility, and predictive analytics.   Read the rest of the article here.

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Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage

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 Farm the mail requirement is a high available common storage. I see that when deploying on Azure, a lot of people are using DFSR for common storag

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Athens Azure Bootcamp Presentation

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.     Bad things happen, even to good people. Protect yourself and avoid costly business interruptions by implementing a modern backup, archive and disaster recovery strategy. See how you can securely extend your on-premises backup storage and data archive solutions to the cloud to reduce cost and complexity, while achieving

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Save 40% on Windows Azure VM made easy

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 Assurance, and it is not restricted to any specific licensing program, it is available to all licenses with Software Assurance. At the final step,

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Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing

Azure AD | Secure Web Application Publishing Application Publishing 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 SSO and 2 Factor Authentication. But lets see the basic here. You have a web application that you are using internal to your network, not even https, or you have developed a web application and you want an easy and safe way to publis

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Azure VM Backup directly from VM’s blade

Azure VM Backup directly from VM’s blade By Pantelis Apostolidis | December 28, 2016 0 Comment   Azure VM Backup directly from VM’s blade Azure makes the VMs’ administration simpler every time. Today we will view a very nice new feature, the Backup shortcut at the VM’s blade. Just click on the VM and select Backup All you have to configure is the Backup Vault name and the Backup policy at the next easy step and press Enable Backup at the bottom of the “Enable backup” blade and that’s all!

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Exchange 2013/16 Set Virtual Directories Notes

Exchange 2013/16 Set Virtual Directories Notes By Pantelis Apostolidis | December 13, 2016 0 Comment   You can find all this info at many many blogs allover the internet, I just want to have a note here to have them gathered for ease.   Outlook Anywhare Get-OutlookAnywhere | Select Server,ExternalHostname,Internalhostname   Get-OutlookAnywhere | Set-OutlookAnywhere -ExternalHostname mail.mydomain.com -InternalHostname mail.mydomain.com -ExternalClientsRequireSsl $true -InternalClientsR

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Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM)

Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM) For Azure VMs that are not needed to be running 24/7, we can use Azure Automation to schedule automatic Stop (Deallocate) and Start. First ensure to reserve resources if needed, such as the Private and the Public IP. Now lets see how we will Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM). First create an Automation Account, go to the Azure Portal, expand more services and search for automation. Then click the “Automation Accounts” At the Automation Accounts press “Add” At

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