Episode 27 - Azure Automation

by Sujit D'Mello May 7, 2014

 

Automate (resource on Azure environment)

 

  • Creation
  • Deployment
  • Monitoring
  • Maintenance

 

 

 

Frequent or time-consuming jobs 

 

  • WebSites
  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Storage
  • SQL Server

 

 

 

Extend by importing a PowerShell module or writing in C#

 

 

 

Write runbooks in PowerShell Workflow syntax

 

Extensible Workflows

 

 

 

Backups

 

Logs processing

 

Command line tools

 

 

Links:

 

Media: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode27.mp3 

 

Azure Datacenter in Brazil:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2014/04/17/microsoft-azure-brazil-region-now-in-public-preview.aspx

http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/trust-center/compliance/

 

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Episode 12 - Management Services

by Sujit D'Mello January 9, 2014
  • Use cases
  • Portal
  • Service Management API
  • Client libraries (Service Management)
  • Native library (C++ devs)
  • Power Shell
  • Operations Logs
  • Alert and Monitoring

Media File: http://azpodcast.blob.core.windows.net/episodes/Episode12.mp3

 

 

LINKS:

 

The Windows Azure Pack Web Sites Easy Deploy tool:

 

  • Creates a Windows Azure Pack Web Sites instance with Portal, databases, service plan and Web Sites
  • Supports deployment through Hyper-V
  • Not meant to be a production deployment tool.    

 

Prime Challenge  http://www.primechallenge.org/all-about-prime-numbers/

 

The Prime Challenge is the currently running competition to find huge multi-thousand digit prime numbers using Windows Azure. The biggest number that has been submitted so far is 3,200 digits. Feel free to enter to find a new undiscovered prime :)  Leveraging Windows Azure Big Data

 

Storage Library (C++) for Windows Azure (preview) 

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazurestorage/archive/2013/12/20/windows-azure-storage-client-library-for-cplusplus-preview.aspx

 

Copying blobs between storage accounts (Michael Washam)

 

http://michaelwasham.com/windows-azure-powershell-reference-guide/copying-vhds-blobs-between-storage-accounts/

Sample script for deploying a full SharePoint environment

 

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn175489.aspx#bkmk_createvm_ps1

 

http://www.cerebrata.com/products/azure-management-studio/introduction

 

 

 

 

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