When managing Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks via the Azure Management
Portal, we can easily see a list of IaaS Virtual Machines and/or PaaS
web/worker roles that are connected to a particular virtual network, as shown
List of resources connected to Azure Virtual Network via Management Portal
Question: How can I determine this same type of list when using PowerShell to
manage my Azure subscription?
Answer: Virtual networks are bound to Azure cloud service deployments for
IaaS Virtual Machines and PaaS web/worker roles. Use the following PowerShell
code snippet to display the list of cloud services, roles and instances that
are connected to a particular Azure Virtual Network.
-Property VNetName `
-EQ "enter-vnet-name") |
-ServiceName $_.... (more)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about Auto-Provisioning a New Active Directory
Domain Controller in the Azure Cloud using the new VM Agent custom script
extension via the Azure Management Portal. Since then, several people in
the community have asked about also automating the steps for provisioning
Virtual Networks on Azure.
In this article, we’ll walk through an approach for auto-provisioning
Azure VNets using PowerShell, and along the way, you’ll also pick up
some useful tips to expand your PowerShell skills from simple scripting to
creating reusable tools.
...(read mo... (more)
What is the Largest Single Cost Category in Your IT Hardware Budget?
If you're like most of the enterprise customer organizations that were
surveyed when we were designing Windows Server 2012, your answer is probably
the same as theirs: STORAGE! For the organizations we surveyed, we found that
as much as 60% of their annual hardware budgets were allocated to expensive
hardware SAN solutions due to ever-increasing storage requirements.
Wouldn't it be nice to have some of that budget back for other IT
projects? YES! We agree too ... that's why the server team included "Storage
Today’s topic focuses on migrating existing server workloads to the
Microsoft Azure public cloud platform as a secure extension of your
on-premises datacenter. Along the way, we’ll discuss several
migration tools that can help to streamline the process, including the
recently announced Microsoft Migration Accelerator for Azure, which is
currently available in limited preview to customer organizations located in
This article is part 20 in our continuing series on Modernizing Your
Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud by our US IT Pro team. After reading t... (more)
With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduces a collection of new features
to address the evolving business and technical needs of modern IT
infrastructures. Core to this experience is the need to scale out,
virtualize, and move workloads, applications, and services to cloud
architectures. These cloud architectures, in turn, must offer new levels of
agility, efficiency and availability to provide an appreciable ROI back to
the business organization. Windows Server 2012 incorporates Microsoft's
experience with designing, managing and operating public clouds, all based on