Category: Azure

Azure

Configuring Azure Site-to-Site VPN with Draytek 2860 router

To keep the costs of my Azure subscription down I still wanted to run some resources on my existing home lab rather than shift everything into AWS or Azure as I found this would be quite an expensive thing to do!! The solution I have put in place is to extend my home lab into …

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Connecting to Azure App MySQL Instance remotely

I recently made a mistake on my WordPress site which left me unable to let me into the Admin console. Big boo boo!!  After a bit of research I found the solution which was to go into the MySQL Database and edit some fields on the WordPress database. Now, on a normal WordPress hosted site …

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Configuring SSL on Azure Web App custom URL

In my previous post I went through the steps to configure WordPress on Azure.  In this post I will configure a SSL Certificate for the custom URL that was configured.  This is a multistep process which involves: Creating the certificate Creating a Keyvault Importing the certificate into the Keyvault Assigning the certificate to the App …

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Migrating WordPress to Azure App

I recently migrated my WordPress blog over to Azure as I was getting frustrated with the lack of control and there was a issue with PHP versioning that my hosting provider couldn’t seem to resolve.  The process was ridiculously easy so I thought I would document the steps here if somebody is thinking about doing …

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Azure Availability Zones

In my previous post(https://itsolutionsdirect.com/designing-vm-deployments-by-leveraging-availability-sets-fault-domains-and-update-domains-in-azure/904/) we discussed the theory behind Azure Availability Sets and how to implement them.  Whilst Azure Availability Set’s protect you from host maintenance/failure within the datacentre, they do not protect you from a complete datacentre failure.  This is where Azure Availability Zones come into play.  When you deploy an VM’s into an …

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Designing VM deployments by leveraging availability sets, fault domains, and update domains in Azure

When designing and building an Azure infrastructure you still need to think about high availability to ensure uptime when host servers are rebooted due to unplanned (i.e. power outages) and planned maintenance (i.e. monthly patching).  In a tradition on-premise Datacentre we achieved this by using clusters, load balancers and active-active services deployed across multiple DC’s.  …