Virtual Machine

Azure – A new troubleshooting tool – VM Inspector – is available in preview

If you work with virtual machines on Azure you already know that sometime things go wrong and you need to troubleshoot what is happening with the resource. While there is already quite few troubleshooting tools available on Azure, you now have a new tool at your disposal called VM Inspector for Azure virtual machines. The …

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Azure – You can now automatically upgrade the extension of your virtual machine (preview)

As you know you can add extensions (small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and automation tasks) to your virtual machine running on Azure. Well, you can now get these extensions automatically upgrade when there is a new version. This is  a preview capability which means there is no SLA associated with it in case of …

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Azure – You can now use a managed storage account for the VM boot diagnostics

As you know, it is recommended to enable the virtual machine boot diagnostics to help gathering information when troubleshooting virtual machine boot issues (or to simply being able to see if the VM is booting up or has crashed with a blue screen). As you know, the boot diagnostics require the use of a storage …

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Azure – The Azure Virtual Machine Overview blade has been updated and provides more meaningful information

If you work with virtual machines running on Azure you already know that the Overview blade was giving you some insights regarding the performances (CPU, network traffic, disk operations…). Well, the Overview blade for the virtual machine has been updated and is now giving you more meaningful information, like the Operating System, Machine size, the …

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Azure – You can now use incremental snapshots for your virtual machines

As you may already know, you can create a snapshot of a virtual machine running on Azure when using managed disks. While this is a useful capability, there was a limitation; when creating a snapshot you were creating a full snapshot, meaning the full disk was snapshotted, involving an increase in your storage cost. Well, …

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Azure – The new Azure Monitor for virtual machine is now GA

By now, you should already know that Azure comes with a lot of monitoring capabilities, including for virtual machines. For the past few months, a new Azure Monitor for virtual machines has been in preview. This new Azure Monitor provides better performance trends and dependencies views to assist in providing better troubleshooting capabilities and resource …

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Azure – You can now use Azure AD Authentication to logon on Windows virtual machines (preview)

After  getting the ability to logon on Linux virtual machines on Azure using your Azure AD credentials (see http://blog.hametbenoit.info/2018/05/23/azure-you-can-use-your-azure-ad-credentials-to-logon-to-linux-vm/), you can now also do the same with Windows virtual machine (Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and Windows 10 1809 [or later]), available to all Azure regions. To be able to use it, you need to ensure …

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Azure – You can now deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights Agent on Azure Virtual machine and Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

You may already know Azure Monitor Application Insights, which is an application performance management service for web developers, helping you gain insights about your application performance and reliability. Well, good news, you can now deploy Azure Monitor Application Insights as an agent (aka extension) on Azure Virtual Machines or Azure Virtual Machines Scale Sets when …

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Azure – Virtual machines insights in preview

A new performance and monitor feature has been made available for Azure virtual machines called Insights. This new capabilities (in preview) allows you to have deeper performance analysis of your virtual machine. All the capabilities offered by this new feature are not all available depending of your configuration: The Health feature is only available for …

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Azure – Shared Image Gallery for virtual machine is now available

It has been announced few months ago at the Microsoft Build 2019 conference. Shared Image Gallery is now generally available in all region, except South Africa as source region (details available here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/shared-image-galleries#regional-support) With Shared Image Gallery you can now manage, share and distribute custom virtual machine images easily. There are few limits to be …

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