We have been looking for a script which will help us enumerate and list all the extensions for Azure ARM virtual machines and their properties, e.g. Name, Tags assigned, ProvisioningState, etc. and were almost giving up when this thought came upon to write a small one on our own.   sharing… Continue Reading PowerShell script to list all the extensions for a specific Azure ARM virtual machine

This is an Azure Automation Powershell Workflow based runbook which automates the scheduled startup and/or shutdown of virtual machines (ARM) in Azure subscription based on the Tags defined. Script logic:  The runbook implements a solution for scheduled power management of Azure virtual machines in combination with tags on virtual machines… Continue Reading Schedule start or shutdown Azure virtual machine using Azure Automation PowerShell Workflow and Tags

Prerequisites The following pre-requisites must be met before performing the below steps. The backend service must already be in place and fully configured to be exposed via either HTTP or HTTPS. Firewall rules need to be in place to allow traffic to the reverse proxy and from the reverse proxy… Continue Reading Reverse Proxy Configuration in Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8.0 and ARR 3.0

Overview This is a PowerShell script to create reports for all Virtual machines in a subscription including its Resource Group / Virtual Network /IP/NIC/Data disk/Storage/Tags to readable .csv format to help you to identify the deviation and make them standard. The following guide assumes that the user has basic knowledge… Continue Reading PowerShell Script to Generate the Virtual Machine Inventory Hosted in Azure ARM

This is a hot topic after we started to work in a Data Centre migration project for a client where we chose to do a Lift-and-Shift approach to migrate their on premise physical / virtual servers to Azure.   Their key ask was to have their existing Windows 2003 servers… Continue Reading Step by Step Guide to Prepare a Windows Server 2003 R2 Custom VHD for Azure

This is a step by step guide on how to use Disk2VHD tool (downloaded from internet) to perform a Physical to Cloud or Virtual to Cloud migration.  We used this mechanism to migrate the eCommerce servers from their on premise Data Center to Azure and completed the migration of 40+… Continue Reading Custom VHD Creation using Disk2VHD tool for P2C migration to Microsoft Azure

Overview Script will help you to restore a virtual machine from the existing blob snapshots. Although some familiarity with the Azure Portal would be beneficial, however, for the benefit of everyone, a step by step guide in this document is provided. Script workflow: Script executes Reads the input file which… Continue Reading Restore Virtual Machine from Blob Snapshot in Azure (Resource Manager)

Often you might receive a request to Delete multiple VMs from Azure. its little cumbersome to delete VM and its components from portal. Automation minimize the time and avoid human errors. This could cover the below scenarios: Delete VM, its associated NICs and disks. The following guide assumes that the… Continue Reading Azure VM deletion using the PowerShell script

We have had some tough time backing up virtual machines based out of customized VHD and running OS prior to Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, The reason being, Azure Virtual Machine Guest agent does is not supported in any of these OS, i.e. Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows XP, etc.… Continue Reading Azure ARM Blob Snapshot – Azure Automation

Automation | VM Tags Creation Overview Tagcreation.ps1 is a PowerShell script to create tags for all VMs provided in the input csv, Azure tag is an important feature that helps you to identify the deviation and make them standard. Also you can make use of tags in the Azure automation… Continue Reading Assign Tags for virtual machines provided in an input file