Virtual Machine

Azure – You can now restore virtual machine in a different subscription (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you already know that you can backup your virtual machine using Azure Recovery Vault. Well, until now, when you had to restore a virtual machine you could only restore it within the same subscription. This is no longer the case as you can now restore the virtual …

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Azure – You can now use shareable link to connect to Azure Bastion (preview)

As you know Azure Bastion allows you to securely remotely connect to virtual machines running on Azure using either Remote Desktop (RDP) or SSH without having to open the corresponding ports to Internet. Access to the virtual machine using Bastion is performed by connecting the Azure portal using your web browser or using the native …

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OneDrive – OneDrive client will be blocked on VM running unsupported FSLogix

  Starting January 2023 – expected to be completed by February 2023, OneDrive sync client will be blocked on virtual machine running FSLogix older than 2009 Hot Fix 1.   If after this hard block has been deployed, you are running OneDrive on a virtual machine with an unsupported FSLogix, an error message will be …

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Azure – Migrate your Linux virtual machine Desired State Configuration extensions

  On September 30, 2023, the Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Azure Automation extensions for Linux virtual machines will be retired.   These extensions are being replaced by the new Azure Automanage (https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/machine-configuration/overview/). You can plan the migration of your existing DSC and Automation extensions for LInux to Azure Automanage by checking this documentation https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/machine-configuration/machine-configuration-dsc-extension-migration/

Azure – You can now deploy ARM64 based virtual machine

As you are probably aware, there has been for different processor architecture. The main 2 are: Intel x86 (which includes the 64 bits version) PowerPC (ARM) Mostly, the x86 architecture has been used for decades for PC while the ARM architecture was used on Apple computers and now moved to mobile devices (table or smartphone). …

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Azure – You can now easily enable recommended alerts for virtual machine

It is important to monitor the health of your workloads. On Azure, this can be done by settings alerts to get notification or execute actions based on conditions. It is now becoming easier to quickly enable a set of recommended alerts for your virtual machine running on Azure. To do so, connect to your Azure …

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Azure – You can now enable Azure Virtual Machine Insights with Azure Monitor (preview)

If you are running virtual machines in Azure, you are probably already aware that you can have insights about the performance of your virtual machines (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2019/07/19/azure-virtual-machines-insights-in-preview/). Well, good new as now you also have the same by using Azure Monitor. One of the advantage of it is you don’t need to have multiple virtual …

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Azure – New KMS DNS in Azure global cloud

As you are probably already aware, when you deploy Windows virtual machines in Azure, Windows use the Azure KMS DNS to activate Windows. Well, in June 2022, a new KMS DNS – azkms.core.windows.net – has started to be rolled out. Existing virtual machines already activated remain activated with kms.core.windows.net. It is now generally available in …

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Azure – You can now expand your data drive without downtime (preview)

If you run Azure virtual machines, you already know that you expand your data drives after shutting down (deallocate) the virtual machine. Well, good news, you can now do the same without downtime. Before you start expanding your drives while your virtual machine is still running, you need to know the following: This capability is …

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Azure – You can now transfer files to your Azure virtual machine using Bastion (preview)

As you may already know, Azure Bastion allows you to connect to an Azure virtual machine using either SSH or RDP without the need to have a public IP address and management ports authorized on the network security group (NSG) (see https://t.co/UBOCpnMD2k). Since Azure Bastion has been made available, there has been some improvements to …

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