JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

JSON Azure deployment: Create PowerShell script during CSE to allow scripting to continue after a reboot

While working on a JSON Azure deployment we came across a scenario where we were needing to script after a reboot from the Custom Script Extension (CSE). This can’t be done out of the box as once the server reboots, the CSE module stops running. To work around this we used the RunOnce, and AutoAdminLogon […]

Azure multi-region & multi-subnet – Basic Availability Groups – SQL 2016 Standard Edition deployment for SCOM 2016

Azure multi-region & multi-subnet – Basic Availability Groups – SQL 2016 Standard Edition deployment for SCOM 2016

Overview In one of my last System Center Operations Manager 2016 deployments the databases were designed to run using Basic Availability Groups (BAGs are new in SQL Server 2016) hosted by a SQL cluster in Azure with nodes in 2 separated regions in 2 separate subnets. I was looking around the internet for about 2-3 […]

Azure Route-Based VPN with Palo Alto Firewall – Dropping Connection

Azure Route-Based VPN with Palo Alto Firewall – Dropping Connection

I have recently been working with a customer who were trying to set up a Site-to-Site VPN connection to Azure using their on-premises Palo Alto firewall device. Their firewall was a supported model running the required PAN-OS version (v7.0.5+). They configured the device as per the documentation linked to from the Azure Support website – […]

Changing ASN of existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

Changing ASN of existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

Changing the ASN of an existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model can be implemented by using the Azure Resource Explorer (Preview) In the left pane drill down through the subscription, resource group, provider “Microsoft.Network”,  virtualNetworkGateways and select the virtual network gateway.  In this example I’ve named the gateway: VNG-Contoso Select “Edit” Select “Read/Write” […]

PowerShell deployment of Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

PowerShell deployment of Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

I have been working on various cloud transformation projects using Riverbed SteelHead appliances for WAN optimisation. Below is an example of using PowerShell to deploy a Riverbed SteelHead appliance into ARM: # Tenant and Subscription details $TenantId = ” $SubscriptionId = ” # Authenticate Login-AzureRmAccount -TenantId $TenantId -SubscriptionId $SubscriptionId Select-AzureRmSubscription -TenantId $TenantId -SubscriptionId $SubscriptionId # Deployment […]