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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 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 get most frequent PowerShell/Azure Cli commands to manage virtual machine from the portal

For those managing Azure resources mainly from the portal, especially virtual machines, and want to learn more about PowerShell or Azure Cli command to manage these virtual machines, you can now get the most frequent commands pre-configured for a specific virtual machine. To take advantage of this new learning capability, connect to your Azure portal …

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Azure – You can now use Azure Virtual Machine confidential compute (preview)

If you have a need to run workloads on a virtual machine with high security and confidentiality requirements you can now use a confidential Azure Virtual Machine. This specific capability is provided thanks to AMD processors using SEV-SNP technologies. The confidential compute is available with the DC and EC virtual machine SKUs: DCasv5-series: Confidential VM …

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Azure – You can now enable Trusted Launch on Azure Virtual Machines (preview)

As you know, recent physical devices come with embedded security feature to help protect the operating system; features like TPM chipset or secure boot. Well, unfortunately until now these features were not available when running virtual machines on Azure. Good news, this now possible to turn on these security feature on Azure Virtual Machine. To …

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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 – 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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