VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

It’s finally here, it has arrived:  Azure Virtual Network Service Endpoints. This was a long requested “Enterprise feature”. Let’s look at what this is and how to use it. Please note that at the time of this writing (end-of-September 2017) this feature is available only in a few region in Public Preview: Azure Storage: WestCentralUS, … More VNET Service Endpoints for Azure SQL & Storage

Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

Azure Managed Disks (introduced in February 2017) simplified the way Virtual Machine disks are managed in Azure. A little known advantage of that resource is that it exposes its storage type, i.e. Standard vs Premium, as a simple property that can easily be changed. Why would we do that?  Typically we’ll move from standard to … More Moving from Standard to Premium disks and back

Creating an image with 2 Managed Disks for VM Scale Set

UPDATE (23-06-2017):  Fabio Hara, a colleague of mine from Brazil, has published the ARM template on his GitHub.  This makes it much easier to try the content of this article.  Thank you Fabio! We talked about Managed Disks, now let’s use them. Let’s create an image from an OS + Data disk & create a … More Creating an image with 2 Managed Disks for VM Scale Set

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 We used the resource group named md-demo-migrate. This deploys a few VMs (by default 3) into … More Migrating from unmanaged to managed disks