Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 2

In part one we setup a project in Azure Devops, create an Azure repo, added an ARM template to the repo and created a build pipeline.  In this post we'll create a release pipeline to actually deploy our resources in Azure. Within Azure Devops open our project and select 'Releases' and select 'New Pipeline' On … Continue reading Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 2

Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 1

I've recently had the opportunity to start playing with Azure Devops and as I'm historically and primarily an infrastructure guy I wondered how Azure Devops can help me with such things as Infrastructure as Code. What I'll show in this post is how to deploy ARM infrastructure resources such as VMs and vnets using ARM … Continue reading Deploying Azure Infrastructure Resources with Azure Devops – Part 1

Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

Last July, Microsoft Learning announced some upcoming changes to the Microsoft Azure Certifications to make them more role-based. Recently, surrounding the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference, they announced and released further information about these changes to transform the Azure certification tracks. This news includes more than just announcement of new Azure certification exams, but also the… via … Continue reading Introducing Role-based Microsoft & Azure Certification Shakeup — Build Azure

vNet Peering PowerShell

We have a hub and spoke design in Azure for our vNets and needed to peer the vNets together. This can be done in an ARM template and we could have deployed all three networks in one go and peered them as part of the ARM template deployment.  For various reasons that approach didn't really … Continue reading vNet Peering PowerShell

Playing with Azure Firewall

What is Azure Firewall  - A fully stateful firewall as a service. Before you can deploy Azure Firewall you need to register the provider in your subscription : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/public-preview Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowRegionalGatewayManagerForSecureGateway -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network Register-AzureRmProviderFeature -FeatureName AllowAzureFirewall -ProviderNamespace Microsoft.Network It can take up to 30 minutes for the feature registration to complete The easy way … Continue reading Playing with Azure Firewall