Virtual Machines

Adding Azure Monitor Performance Alerts Using PowerShell

January 19, 2018 // 3 Comments

Below is a sample script for adding Azure Metrics alerts using Azure Monitor. It is possible to create alerts using the Azure Portal, but that doesn’t scale well because each alert is specific to one VM. For example, if you have 4 alerts per VM, and 10 VMs, then you have to create 40 alerts! One [...]

Azure Schedules Maintenance & Downtime For January 9th

December 22, 2017 // 1 Comment

Microsoft are currently distributing the following email template: Performance, security, and quality are always top priorities for us. I am reaching out to give you an advanced notice about an upcoming planned maintenance of the Azure host OS. The vast majority of updates are performed without [...]

Video – Understanding the Azure VM Series

November 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

This short video will show you how to quickly understand the Azure virtual machine (VM) series, how to pick one for a deployment, and how to select the right size. I show my technique for remembering what each SKU name means, so when you read it, you know exactly what that machine can do, and what [...]

Protect Your Data With Microsoft Azure Backup

September 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Speakers: Vijay Tandra Sistla, Principal PM Manager Aruna Somendra, Senior Program Manager Aruna is first to speak. It’s a demo-packed session. There was another session on AB during the week – that’s probably worth watching as well. All the attendees are from diverse backgrounds, and we have [...]
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