Category: Azure

Active Directory, Azure

Upgrading Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019

Hi folks,  this is a very quick post where I will explain the steps to upgrade Active Directory from 2012 R2 to 2019.  If you are still running 2012 R2 you will be missing out on some of the features to integrate your on-prem AD into Azure Active Directory so its definitely a requirement to …

Active Directory, Azure

Creating an Azure AD Tenant and configuring AD Connect

Hey folks, welcome to the second part in this series of blog posts discussing Azure AD. Part 1 can be found here – https://virtualmanc.co.uk/2019/12/27/active-directory-authentication-the-past-present-and-future/ In this post we will be creating an Azure AD Tenant and then installing AD Connect to perform a sync.  We will perform the following: 1) Create an Azure AD Tenant …

Active Directory, Azure

Active Directory & Authentication–The past, present and future

Hey folks, this is the first post of a series of blog posts I am planning to write which discuss the various infrastructure requirements when designing and configuring a VDI or DaaS infrastructure.  I will discuss stuff like Active Directory, Authentication, Networking, Storage,  Profile Management, VM Specs etc etc. I will try to keep it …

Azure, Powershell

Missing required metadata properties error when running New-OnPremiseHybridWorker

Hey folks.  Just a quick post around an into an issue today whilst having a play with Azure Automation.  One of the capabilities of Azure Automation is the ability to configure the Hybrid Runbook Worker feature. This allows you to configure Azure Automation with your on premise infrastructure which is pretty cool. One of the …

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 …

Azure

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 …

Azure

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 …

Azure

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 …

Azure

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 …