Recently, I have intensely been using Terraform for infrastructure-as-code deployments. Since I’m always looking for security in automation I decided to start a blog series in which I explain how to configure and use Terraform to get the best out of it. This article describes the initial config of an Azure storage account as Terraform remote backend. Happy reading.
if you have recently attended one of my talks or workshops you know that in my opinion, DevOps, infrastructure as code, and automated deployments are essential for security in cloud environments. For example, you can only access an Azure KeyVault secret during your VM deployment if you do not use Azure portal. You can chose whatever tool you want, however, in this post I’m going to focus on PowerShell, ARM templates and Terraform. Continue reading “How to securely deploy Azure infrastructures with Terraform”
in the past I’ve provided several PowerShell code snippets related to Azure infrastructure and security topics on my blog. As things are getting more and more complex and maintaining code in blog posts is really anoying, I’ve decided to move on. As of now, I’m going to provide all my PowerShell code on my Github.com AzurePS repository. Make sure to follow the repo in order to always get up to date information when things change.
As a first item I’ve published a short PowerShell code snippet that enables you to request Just-in-Time VM Access to any VM in any eligible ARM subscription.
I have several VMs running in my Azure demo environment. As resizing them is a common task for me and doing it in Azure portal can be really anoying, I usually use a PowerShell one-liner that manages it all for me. Continue reading “Resize your ARM VMs via PowerShell”
Custom Script Extensions are a possibility to customize ARM VMs without using ARM templates. All you need is PowerShell. Sounds great? Then give it a try!
Howdy folks and a happy new year to all of you,
today I’m gonna show you a way to automatically deploy and customize virtual machines in Azure Resource Manager without using ARM templates. Custom Script Extensions can help you to achieve your goal by only leveraging PowerShell.
Planning Azure storage architecture means knowing about the infrastructure behind. Learn how to automatically deploy ARM Storage Accounts in this blog post.
in spring 2016 I’ve published a blog post on how to automatically create ASM storage accounts and what to consider in order to speed up blob transfers. Today I invite you to learn how to automatically create ARM Storage Accounts and what’s the difference.
Azure CLI on macOS is good for some Azure scripting but it lacks many features PowerShell can offer. Learn how to teach your Mac to talk PowerShell to your Azure environment.
as you might know – I’m a PowerShell enthusiast. And I’m an Azure enthusiast. That’s why I normally use PowerShell for automating tasks around my cloud environment. Well, and I love my Macbook. With Azure CLI on macOS you can do interesting things like provisioning new VMs or get a status overview on them. But Azure CLI is not PowerShell and so it lacks some features I really appreciate.
Today I’m gonna show you the best of two worlds – how to manage your Azure environments using a Mac with Azure PowerShell cmdlets on macOS. How it works? Learn it here!