Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Taking a snapshot of a Managed Disk

    We talked about Managed Disks, now let’s use them.

    Let’s snapshot a Managed Disk and restore the snapshot on another VM.

    Deploy ARM Template

    { "$schema": "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2015-01-01/deploymentTemplate.json#", "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0", "parameters": { "VM Admin User Name": { "defaultValue": "myadmin", "type": "string" }, "VM Admin Password": { "defaultValue": null, "type": "securestring" }, "VM Size": { "defaultValue": "Standard_DS4", "type": "string", "allowedValues":...
    
                
  • Migrating from unmanaged to managed disks

    We talked about Managed Disks, now let’s use them.

    Let’s migrate existing VMs from unmanaged to managed disks.

    Install pre-requisites

    Update your Microsoft Azure PowerShell to the latest bits in order to include Managed Disks functionalities

    Deploy ARM Template

    { "$schema": "https://schema.management.azure.com/schemas/2015-01-01/deploymentTemplate.json#", "contentVersion": "1.0.0.0", "parameters": { "VM Admin User Name": { "defaultValue": "myadmin", "type": "string" }, "VM Admin...
    
                
  • Azure Managed Disk–Overview

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    Microsoft released Azure Managed disk 2 weeks ago.  Let’s look at it!

    What did we have until then?  The virtual hard disk (.vhd file) was stored as a page blob in an Azure Storage account.

    That worked quite fine and Azure Disks are a little more than that.  A...

  • Extended Outage @ Instapaper - Resiliency example

    art-broken-explosion-glass[1]I use Instapaper extensively to store the continuous flow of internet articles I want to read.  I created a bunch of tools integrating with it (e.g. monitoring atom feeds and sending new articles to Instapaper)

    Last week my tools didn’t work for a while so I finally logged...