Category Archives: Cloud

How to upgrade Azure DS Series VM to GS Series VM

Azure GS Series VM released on September 2nd 2015. G Series VM’s were released earlier this year. GS Series added ability to use SSD backed premium storage to the largest/fastest virtual machines on Azure platform. You can read more about … Continue reading

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Installing Java Runtime in Azure Cloud Services with Chocolatey

I recently wrote a blog post about installing Splunk on Azure Web/Worker roles with the help of a startup task. You can see that blog post here. In this blog post I will show you how to install Java runtime … Continue reading

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Installing Splunk Forwarder in Azure Web/Worker Roles with a Startup Task

Overview I recently had to install Splunk Universal Forwarder in Azure worker roles. Azure web/worker roles are stateless so the only way to install any software is to do so via Azure startup tasks. Azure startup tasks have been around … Continue reading

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DNS issue while setting Active Directory in Azure Virtual Network

I was recently setting up active directory in an Azure Virtual Network and I ran into an issue related to DNS. MSDN has the following documentation about setting up Active Directory in Azure Virtual Network. Guidelines for deploying Active Directory … Continue reading

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Installing Gnome desktop on CentOS running in Windows Azure VM

I recently tried to setup Gnome Desktop on CentOS 6.3 running in a Windows Azure virtual machine. It turned out to be a bit harder than expected so I thought I will document this for other who may attempt to … Continue reading

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