Category Archives: DevOps

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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How to migrate from Standard Azure Virtual Machines to DS Series Storage Optimized VM’s

Background We are implementing Azure solutions for a few clients. Most of our clients are use cloud services and virtual machines to implement their solutions on Azure platform. For many years Azure platform  only offered just one performance tier for … Continue reading

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Azure SDK 2.6 Diagnostics Improvements for Cloud Services

I haven’t blogged for a while because of being very busy at work. Things are slowing down a bit so I will try to write more frequently. History Azure SDK 2.5 made big changes to Azure diagnostics. It introduced Azure … Continue reading

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Azure Usage monitoring with Azure Automation

When you purchase an Azure subscription it comes with usage caps for various resources. As an example the usage cap for number of cores is 20. You can call use Azure Support and open a free billing support case to … Continue reading

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Taking new Azure High Performance Gateway for a Test Drive

Overview In the past month Azure platform has announced many improvements to their networking services. One of the improvement that was announced was a release of High Performance network gateway. You can read about High Performance Network Gateway here: http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/12/02/azure-virtual-network-gateway-improvements/ … Continue reading

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