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Send Mails with SendGrid via Azure Automation

Azure Automation can automatically send emails through alerts when a runbook fails. Unfortunately, these alert mails cannot be adjusted and it is often necessary to send further information. In this case SendGrid is a good alternative because the mail service… Weiterlesen →

Upload and Download Blobs in Azure Storage without local Files

Should files are uploaded or downloaded from an Azure Storage Account Blob, there are corresponding PowerShell commands. Specifically, Get-AzStorageBlobContent or Set-AzStorageBlobContent can be used. Both commands always require the specification of a local file. In some cases, however, it may… Weiterlesen →

Sum up Azure costs with PowerShell Group and Measure

Azure provides a good way with Cost Management to report the costs and consumption of Azure Services. It offers various filtering, aggregation and export options. In some cases, however, it is still necessary to call up and process the data… Weiterlesen →

My Top Cloud Risks and their Mitigation

Most customers have a risk management, but with the new cloud area, there are new risks too. Every customer has to assess them for himself and work out possible compensation strategies. The following is my personal assessment of the most… Weiterlesen →

Suppress “Azure AD Premium Plan 2 Expired” Reminder Mail

Anyone who has activated the Premium Plan 2 role of Azure Active Directory, for example for using Privilaged Identity Management (PIM), starts with a free 30-day trial period. If period has expired, the emails shown above follow daily and there… Weiterlesen →

Configure Backend Re-Encryption at Azure Application Gateway v2

The Application Gateway v2 has considerable advantages over the v1. Support for autoscaling, zone redundant operation or use as an ingress in the AKS are just a few features from the list. The re-encryption of the back-end data traffic is… Weiterlesen →

Configure Backend Re-Encryption at Azure Application Gateway v1

The Azure Application Gateway is a load balancer with some additional features, such as path-based routing, a web application firewall or SSL termination. However, if the traffic to the backend has to be encrypted also, (it has to be re-encrypted),… Weiterlesen →

Resolve Typical VPN Errors

VPN tunnels are often set up between on-premises environments and Azure. Sometimes these break off regularly and have to be restarted. However, there is often an incorrect configuration between the Azure VPN gateway and the on-premises gateway. The following are… Weiterlesen →

Simple Java App (JAR) in Azure AppService

There are various ways to deploy Java applications on an app service. ZIP or WAR files can be uploaded or it can be deployed using a Maven plugin. But Java applications can also be deployed via FTP and executed using… Weiterlesen →

Use Azure File Share as Virtual Directory in IIS

For a special scenario, an Azure file share was integrated and used by several clients. However, a web portal should also be provided, through which the files can be downloaded. The IIS can reference directories as virtual directories and display… Weiterlesen →

Traffic Manager + Firewall vs. Front Door

There is often a requirement that workload be distributed across multiple Azure regions. If these are services that are publicly accessible from the Internet, the use of a firewall is recommended. The standard setup was usually the combination of a… Weiterlesen →

Start & Stop VMs in Sequence and with Delay via Azure Automation

In some cases VMs have to be started / stopped in a certain order. Often, certain services have to run before the next VM can start. It may be necessary to set waiting times between the start of two VMs…. Weiterlesen →

Deploy WAR-File (Magnolia) to App Service with Tomcat

There are various options for deploying Java applications on an App Service. The application can be deployed as a ZIP file or directly as a WAR file. There are different ways for each variant, for example with Azure CLI, FTP,… Weiterlesen →

Auto-Reset Azure VPN Gateway at Alert

The Scenario The diagram above shows two virtual networks in which several VMs are placed. All VMs require a local DNS server that can be reached via the VPN gateway. The network is accordingly peered (with Use Remote Gateway and… Weiterlesen →

Reset VPN-Gateway with Runbook

If you need to reset a VPN-Gateway, an Azure Runbook is a good way of implementation. And the command to reset is very simple: Reset-AzVirtualNetworkGateway But if the runbook was called several times, for example from several alerts, the reset… Weiterlesen →

Ein Jahr voller Azure Meetups đź‘Ź

Mitte letzten Jahres haben wir mit dem Meetup begonnen und nun ist schon wieder ein Jahr um. Wir hatten 6 Treffen in 2019 und eines davon sogar das Global Azure Bootcamp. Der Januar ist bereits in Planung und die Mitgliederzahl… Weiterlesen →

Deploy DebugContainer to Kubernetes

For a test of the DebugContainer on a Kubernetes cluster, I have created a corresponding deployment file. It sets up the same environment as described in Debug Container for simple Tests/Analyzing and is located here: k8s_deployment.yaml. The green service is… Weiterlesen →

Multiple Ways for Jobs in Azure

A few weeks ago, a colleague asked me how he should do a simple job in Azure. Googling is a quick way to get on WebJobs or Azure Batch, but is rarely suitable for a specific problem. In our case,… Weiterlesen →

Access Azure Blob Storage with REST and SAS

If you want to upload or download files to an Azure Storage Account, there are several options. Especially easy is the AzCopy tool. It allows file transfer on command line.The second way is through the Storage REST API. Interesting are… Weiterlesen →

Debug Container for simple Tests/Analyzing

The Microsoft employee Daniel Meixner (Blog, Twitter) had created a debug container. It is based on NodeJS and provides some calls. For example, the call / provides information about the container itself and displays the provided parameters. The function /api/cascade… Weiterlesen →

Creating Azure VM based on local VHD Files

Update December 2019:It is now possible to create an empty managed disk in Azure an upload a local VHD file directly in it. Therefore it is not necessary to upload the VHD in a storage account and deleting it afterwards…. Weiterlesen →

Mount CIFS in Docker Container

An easy way to exchange data is Azure Files. The corresponding FileShare can simply be integrated as a network drive in Windows or as a CIFS mount in Linux. However, if a file share is also to be integrated in… Weiterlesen →

Move Data between On-Premises and Azure

One of the first and most frequently asked questions is: “How do I get my local data to Azure now?” There are many different ways to do this. A small (incomplete) list can be found here: Solution Pros Cons FTP… Weiterlesen →

Find matching Azure VMs with Excel and Solver-Add-In

Sometimes customers want a first rough indication of Azure running costs for an existing VM infrastructure. Frequently, information such as: Number of VMs Number of all CPUs across all VMs Number of total RAM across all VMs made available. Unfortunately… Weiterlesen →

Adding weekday checks to Azure Automation

Update October 2019:Since March 2019, Azure Schedulers support the selection of weekdays. The article will still be available because weekday selections are only an example of custom control flows and parameters. Often the first workload in the cloud is a… Weiterlesen →

Retrospektive zum Global Azure Bootcamp in Rostock

In diesem Jahr hatte sich das Global Azure Bootcamp in Rostock mit dem Thema “Serverless” beschäftigt. Wir hatten uns mehr auf Hands-On fokussiert, d.h. wir wollten etwas pratisch umsetzen und jeder sollte mit seinem Azure Pass und seinem Laptop mitmachen…. Weiterlesen →

Protecting Backend Systems with Subnets and Network-Security-Groups

Many customers wonder how to protect the workload in Azure and whether everything is publicly accessible. I want to show how easy it is, to protect workload with network security groups.

Global Azure Bootcamp in Rostock

Auch dieses Jahr nehmen wir wieder beim Global Azure Bootcamp teil. Es findet weltweit gleichzeitig statt und in diesem jahr am Samstag, 27.04.2019. Wir haben in diesem Jahr das Thema “Serverless” in den Mittelpunkt gestellt und haben uns hauptsächlich auf… Weiterlesen →

Start & Stop VMs with Azure Automation by using Credentials

In some scenarios it is not possible to generate a ServicePrincipal for automation in Azure, although this is the recommended way. In this case, credentials can also be stored and used in Azure Automation. In the following I used the… Weiterlesen →

Start & Stop of Azure VMs with Automation

For the automated start and stop of several VMs in Azure there are many possibilities. The most flexible is certainly the Automation Service. Any scripts can be created or obtained from galleries and executed on-demand or time-controlled. Especially for the… Weiterlesen →

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