A collection of 13 posts

Aug 7, 2016

Azure Disk Encryption + Azure Backup

Update: 8/9/16 - new docs posted for reference: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/backup-azure-vms-automation/ There's this strange line of thinking that says that if you back up a VM,

Jul 5, 2016

Has Code, Use KeyVault

You write good code, we all know this. Actually, if you are like me, you write really, REALLY bad code, but are fortunate enough to have friends that can point you in the

May 12, 2016

Using KeyVault in Code

I love KeyVault. And really, you should too if you don't already. What a fantastic way to easily store secrets, keys, and certificates. Quite versatile and makes your life happy and more secure.

Apr 22, 2016

Massive Azure VM Storage + Encryption

Many of you have now learned of my fondness for Azure Disk Encryption, seeing as how I blog about it pretty frequently. Someday soon I'm going to do some ADE using Linux but

Apr 6, 2016

Upgrade those VMs to Premium Storage!

Let's say you have a production VM running in Azure. That's pretty common these days and you find yourself monitoring them and thinking, gosh, I should be able to get more umph out

Mar 22, 2016

Azure ARM Custom VMs

In Azure ASM mode, you have this neat little tool in the portal that allows you to show VMs that you've 'captured' and easily redeploy. This was to support the scenarios where you

Feb 11, 2016

Updating the Azure VM Encryption Certs

This is an update to a previous blog post regarding Azure Disk encryption of your Azure VMs using certificates and Azure KeyVault. That article can be found here The next obvious question is:

Jan 29, 2016

A Note on Azure Availability Sets

In a recent blog post discussing easily creating VMs with ARM powershell commands, I left out a key piece of the puzzle - availability sets. If you are unfamiliar with what these are,