Showing posts with label Azure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Azure. Show all posts

Friday, February 12, 2021

How to configure Static Private and Public IP Addresses on Azure.

In this post let us have a quick look at how to configure private and public IP addresses as static.


Setting Static Private IP Address:

As we know in Azure it is the network interface card associated with the VMs that get IP addresses, the default dynamic IPs can be changed to static.

As shown in the below image navigate to the networking section of the virtual machine to identify the network interface card(s) associated and move to network interface card settings by selecting the network interface card.



Select IP Configurations option to see the private IPs as highlighted below.


Select the IP configuration, in this case, ipconfig1 to see the below screen where you can change private IP to static as shown in the below images.



If required change the private IP address that is currently assigned and click the Save option to save the settings 

Once the settings are updated you see the private IP address shown as Static




















Setting Static Public IP Address:

Like private IPs, we can set the dynamic(default) public IPs addresses assigned to the network interface to static on the Public IP address (which is a seperate resouce associated to network interface card of the VM)

As shown in the below image to change the assignment state to static select the Public IP address assigned to the VM.












Change the assignment from dynamic to static




Save the settings and reboot the server that is associated with the public IP to reflect the changes.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

AZ-104 Azure VM Disk Addition and Extensions

Below video talks about how to add a new disk to an Azure Windows virtual machine and extension of existing volume by adding additional space to the disk.


Az-104 Azure Virtual Machine Creation



Here is the video which takes you through Windows Virtual Machine creation in Azure 




Monday, April 27, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 4 (Azure Virtual Network Peering)


In this article let us understand Virtual Network Peering (Vnet Peering).

We understood in our earlier articles that there is no communication between Virtual Networks in the same region or different regions/locations. What if there is a requirement to enable communication between Virtual Networks?









Azure provides us with two solutions.

  • Virtual Network Peering
  • VPN Gateway.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 3 (More on Vnets and Subnets)

We understood about Vnets and Subnets here in part-1 and part-2 , here in this article let us understand few very important settings of Vnets and Subnets.

Virtual Network can have multiple Address Spaces, additional address spaces can be added during or after the creation of Virtual Network by going to Address Space option as shown in the below screenshot. 





Monday, April 20, 2020

Azure Networking - Part 2 (Creation of Vnets and Subnets)

In our earlier article i.e., Part-1 of Azure Networking Series here we understood the basics of Azure Networking, VNETs , and Subnets to an extent. Let us look at how to create a VNets and Subnets.

Before we start deploying a Vnets and Subnets we need to make sure that we design our Vnets with a number of IPs required,  of course keeping future requirements in mind.

VNET creation requires the following information

1)Name of the VNET
2)Resource Group
3)Subscription
4)Location
5)IP Address Space in CIDR format.
6)Subnet(s) (During the creation of VNET you need to create at least one Subnet)

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Webinar Recording Back to Basics (Azure)

Had a great time today with Webinar Back to Basics (Azure), here is the recording. Feel free to reach out to me on my email for any questions.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Moving Azure Resources between Resource Groups.


We understood what Azure Resource Groups are in our earlier article here is the link, let see how to move resources between Azure Resource Groups and Subscriptions.



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Azure Resource Groups



Any entity that you create in Azure is called Resource. As the name says Resource Group is a group of resources of a similar kind. We can relate this to a folder where we keep all the related files and folders. Resource Group is a container of resources that holds a common life cycle.


Resource Group is a logical collection of resources of the same category. Categorization can be based on Location, Central US, South India, Environments like (Dev, Prod..etc) or Business units (Fin, IT, HR, etc) or Applications type ( DB, Web, ..etc).

Saturday, February 22, 2020

AZ-303 Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

A newer version of Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies (AZ-303) will be available from  AZ-303 will be available on 28th April and the current exam AZ-300 will retire on 28th July 2020.



Refer here for more details.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-300#certification-exams

Friday, February 21, 2020

Windows Custom Image Creation in Azure


If you had already created a Virtual Machine in Azure, you might be aware that Azure Marketplace Images are used to deploy OS (Windows/Linux). What if you need custom Images (Templates in VMware World) with tools and applications that your Organization or Department use. 

Below are steps to create a Custom Image in Azure:
  1. Spin up Virtual Machine using Azure Market Place Image.
  2. Install all the latest patches and service packs (Most of the time it is up to date)
  3. Install all the required Applications and Application Patches.
  4. Harden the server.
  5. Run Sysprep with Generalized and Shutdown the machine.
  6. Convert prepared VM into an image by using the Capture option.
  7. Deploy VMS using the image created.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Extend Azure VM's OS and Data Disks

Though we allocate an estimated/expected size of disk for both System Drive or Data drive, we do get into situations where we need to expand the disks. In this article let us look at how to expand disk on Windows Machine.

To expand/reduce a disk VM should be in Stopped(deallocated) state. 

When we provision a Windows machine on Azure the default size allocated to System Drive (C drive) is 127 GB. Azure not allow a reduction of system volume size below 127 GB. Below is the error you see when you try to reduce the System volume size below 127 GB.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Adding New Disk to Azure VM


In the article let us look at Adding new Disk to a Windows Virtual Machine.

To add a new disk to Azure VM goto Home-->>Virtual Machines-->> VM1(Select the VM)-->> Disks. Select the option of Add data disk as shown in the below screenshot.

Add Disk Option with in the Virtual Machine.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Azure Networking - Part 1 (Virtual Network)


Network is crucial and critical part of Infrastructure that enables Connectivity and Security.

Azure Network consists of multiple components Virtual Network, Network Peering, Network Security Group, ExpressRoute, Load Balancer, VPN Gateway, Application Gateway, Azure DNS, CDN (Content Delivery Network), Azure DDoS Protection, Network Watcher, Azure Firewall, Virtual WAN, Azure Front Door Service.

Let us Look at Virtual Network and related components in this article.

Virtual Network is a network boundary which allows communication between devices/resources with in Virtual Network. Virtual Network can have one or more Address Spaces (While creating Virtual Network it will allow only one Address space you can add additional Addresses later). Address space associated with a Virtual Network can be segmented in to Multiple Subnets. As resources within Virtual Network can communicate with each other, resources across Subnets with in the same Virtual network can also communicate with each other.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

How to Create Virtual Machine in Azure


Here is the vedio that take us through Virtual Machine creation process in Azure using Azure portal.


Setting-up Azure PowerShell

Below are the steps for setting-up Azure PowerShell.
Make sure you have latest version of PowerShell Installed. To know version of PowerShell installed below is the command.
$PSVersionTable.PSVersion


To Check Current Version of PS on the portal upgrade it if you have Lower Version. Below is the link for latest version of PowerShell download.
Latest PowerShell Download Link

Saturday, December 29, 2018

How to Create Azure Trail Subscription (30 days / ₹13,300 )

Are you interested in learning Azure? Worried about access and charges when you access? here are is the way ahead.

Microsoft provides a Free/Trail subscription for 30 days or ₹13,300 INR(200$) when you subscribe for a free account. If you are from India and you are looking for subscription below is what you need.

1)Email Address ( Hotmail, Live or Gmail).
2)PAN Card Number.
3)Mobile Number (Verification Purpose)
4)Credit Card (Debit cards are not allowed).


Here is the url https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/. to create Azure free account which will give us a credit of 13,300 Rs for a period of 30 days. You will also get 12 months of popular services and 25+ always free services.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Basics of Cloud Computing

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is usage of resources like Servers, Storage, Applications over the network hosted in the service provider data center with pay as use cost model, scale-up or scale down compute resources based on business need.

Here are definitions of Cloud Computing from Wiki, Microsoft and Amazon.