Hello there folks,
how you all doing? Good? Glad to hear it, let’s learn things…man,
that’s was a goofy intro 🙂
Microsoft released the Azure Bastion service into limited public preview, but
what is it and why do I care?
Continue reading “Azure Bastion: In Preview”
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Welcome back folks. In the last part of the guide we ran through a test failover for one of our protected VMware VMs, in this section we’re going to run through it for real. To make the guide a little more straightforward, we’ll make a few assumptions:
- Our failed over VMs will not retain the same IP addresses that they have on-premises.
- If our VMs needed to talk to each other, this would likely mean an update to DNS etc.
- We’ll be connecting to our failed over VMs over RDP via a locked down Public IP address.
- We’ll be setting up a site-to-site connection using the VPN gateway service.
The main tasks we’ll be running through will be, creating a Recovery Plan and initiating a planned failover. With that our of the way, let’s crack on.
Continue reading “Part 6: ASR Invoke Failover to Azure”
Hello folks and welcome back. I recently had cause to convert the OS disk of an Azure VM from Standard (HDD) to Premium (SSD). This turned out to be a little more interesting than I expected, so I thought I’d blog the process I decided on and for once this will actually be quite a short post as it’s all PowerShell.
Before we get into it, let’s have a look at the existing VM and what we’re looking to achieve:
The VM We’re Starting With
Here are the particulars of our test VM, post change:
Continue reading “Azure VM: Standard to Premium Storage, Unmanaged to Managed”
- VM Size: Standard D1 v2 (1 CPU, 3.5 GB RAM)
- 128 GB OS disk on standard storage (HDD)
- 2 x 128 GB data disks on standard storage (HDD)
- All disks are in the same storage account
- All disks are unmanaged
- VM has a dynamic Public IP assigned