Showing posts with label Microsoft Cloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft Cloud. Show all posts

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.



Sunday, May 26, 2019

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