When life gets confusing – check your AzureRM module version

I had to enable disk encryption on some existing Azure VMs this morning but I kept hitting a snag even though I had done this before and was using the same powershell as before. Here's the PowerShell: $rgName = 'MySecureRg'; $vmName = 'MySecureVM'; $KeyVaultName = 'MySecureVault'; $KeyVault = Get-AzureRmKeyVault -VaultName $KeyVaultName -ResourceGroupName $rgname; $diskEncryptionKeyVaultUrl = … Continue reading When life gets confusing – check your AzureRM module version

Intro to using Terraform for Azure resource deployments

  I've been increasingly using Terraform for my Infrastructure as Code deployments to Azure and I really like it and prefer it to using ARM templates.  The thing I like most about Terraform is that it's simple to use yet very powerful in its capabilities. This post is not intended to be an in-depth introduction … Continue reading Intro to using Terraform for Azure resource deployments

Studying for AZ-300

I've started studying for the AZ-300 exam and I'm playing with logic apps.  I've created a logic app that monitors this blog and should email me when it detects a new post!! We'll see if it works 🙂 Update 11/01/2019 And it did work. My logic app sent me an email to let me know … Continue reading Studying for AZ-300

Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 2

In part one we setup a project in Azure Devops, create an Azure repo, added an ARM template to the repo and created a build pipeline.  In this post we'll create a release pipeline to actually deploy our resources in Azure. Within Azure Devops open our project and select 'Releases' and select 'New Pipeline' On … Continue reading Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 2

Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 1

I've recently had the opportunity to start playing with Azure Devops and as I'm historically and primarily an infrastructure guy I wondered how Azure Devops can help me with such things as Infrastructure as Code. What I'll show in this post is how to deploy ARM infrastructure resources such as VMs and vnets using ARM … Continue reading Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 1

Azure Learning

Recently announced is the new Microsoft learning site for all things Azure     "Introducing a new approach to learning The skills required to advance your career and earn your spot at the top do not come easily. Now there’s a more rewarding approach to hands-on learning that helps you achieve your goals faster. Earn … Continue reading Azure Learning

Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

Last July, Microsoft Learning announced some upcoming changes to the Microsoft Azure Certifications to make them more role-based. Recently, surrounding the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference, they announced and released further information about these changes to transform the Azure certification tracks. This news includes more than just announcement of new Azure certification exams, but also the… via … Continue reading Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

vNet Peering PowerShell

We have a hub and spoke design in Azure for our vNets and needed to peer the vNets together. This can be done in an ARM template and we could have deployed all three networks in one go and peered them as part of the ARM template deployment.  For various reasons that approach didn't really … Continue reading vNet Peering PowerShell

Playing with Azure Firewall

What is Azure Firewall  - A fully stateful firewall as a service. Before you can deploy Azure Firewall you need to register the provider in your subscription : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/public-preview Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowRegionalGatewayManagerForSecureGateway -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowAzureFirewall -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network It can take up to 30 minutes for the feature registration to complete The easy way … Continue reading Playing with Azure Firewall