Virtual Machine

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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Azure – You can now get the operating system and the SKU/size of a VM directly from the portal

An update which is going to make few things easier when working with virtual machine in the Azure portal has been deployed. You can now get the operating system running on the VM directly from the portal. Connect to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and reach out the Virtual Machines blade to select the VM you …

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Azure – UEFI-based boot virtual machine now available in preview

Good new, the long awaited UEFI-based boot support for Azure virtual machine is now available in preview. The UEFI-based boot support was added to on-premises Hyper-V since Windows Server 2012 R2, quite long time ago and since then we have been waiting for this on Azure. The new generation (aka generation 2) of Azure virtual …

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Azure – You can now fast shutdown virtual machine

You can now use the Fast Shutdown capability to turn off virtual machine on Azure. This option is available by using Azure Cli (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cli/azure/install-azure-cli?view=azure-cli-latest) with the command az vm stop –resource-group MyResourceGroup –name MyVm –skip-shutdown As always you can use either the Azure Cli on your client or use the Azure Cloud Shell

Azure – Automated SQL Databases backup (Preview)

Following the announcement of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-on-azure-vm-public-preview/) a new backup capability has been added. As you know, when a new SQL database is being added onto your Azure SQL VM instance you have to rediscover the database and then configure the protection for this new database. Now, with …

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