Monthly Archives: July 2017

Azure User Roles

The Azure key vault is designed to be administered and used by different types of individuals. This spreads the responsibility and enforces the principle of least privilege. Security operations. This person, often an IT professional, is responsible for administration of the key … Continue reading

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Azure Virtual Machines (PowerShell)

There are two main methods to deploy virtual machines with PowerShell. The first method is the easiest way to create a VM and uses the New-AzureQuickVM command.  With this command you can provision a single virtual machine using an image. Windows or … Continue reading

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Azure Alerts

You can receive an https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/insights-receive-alert-notifications/ When the value of an alert rule crosses an assigned threshold, the alert rule becomes active and can send a notification. For an alert rule on events, a rule can send a notification on every … Continue reading

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Azure Monitoring

Monitoring and Diagnostics The administrator enables and configures VM diagnostics from the Monitoring area of the new portal VM blade. An administrator can enable diagnostic logging for: Basic metrics Network and web metrics .NET metrics Windows event system logs Windows … Continue reading

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Azure Configuration Management Tools

Deploying and maintaining the desired state of your servers and application resources can be tedious and error prone. Azure supports several configuration management systems. Desired State Configuration (DSC) With Azure automation Desired State Configuration (DSC), you can consistently deploy, reliably monitor, and … Continue reading

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Azure Threat Detection

Threat Detection detects anomalous database activities indicating potential security threats to the database. You can use auditing to explore the suspicious events and determine if they result from an attempt to access, breach or exploit data in the database. On … Continue reading

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Azure Migration Approaches

This topic defines the most appropriate approach to move the targeted workload into Azure. The migration approach will be partly determined by the target environment within Azure (IaaS, PaaS, or some combination of the two). Example approaches include: IaaS Reinstalling … Continue reading

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