Delegate DNS domain from AWS to Azure

In this post, we will see how you can delegate your DNS domain from AWS to Azure.

First let’s discuss few basic things about the AWS and Azure services that will allow us to do this.

Amazon Route 53 is the AWS service that allows three functions to be performed:

Domain names registration – allows the user […]

By |March 14th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, General|0 Comments

Monitor Azure Storage with CloudMonix

In this post, we will see how you can monitor Azure Storage using CloudMonix.

We will cover the basics of Azure storage focusing on Blob storage and we will see how you can monitor the Blob storage using CloudMonix.

Azure Storage provides scalable, durable and highly available storage that allows to store from just few files required […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, General, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

CloudMonix New Features: Auto-scaling of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse

Over the weekend of October 28th, CloudMonix team released a number of important features for monitoring and automating of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse databases. In addition, a few new integrations have been enabled.

– Azure SQL Databases are one of the most popular ways to store relational data in the Microsoft Azure […]

Monitoring support for Azure Backup Vaults (Recovery Services)

Azure Backup is an important component of Azure ecosystem that helps organizations perform secure cloud backups of their on-premise and Azure-based virtual machines. In fact, many organizations begin their usage of Azure specifically for its backup capability, often because Azure cloud backup solves an important need and is very simple to get started with.

Recently, […]

How to monitor free disk space on Azure VMs

Monitoring disk usage is one of the most basic and critical tasks that Azure administrators should always be doing.  Filled to capacity disks cause major outages.

This article will show how CloudMonix will notify users when their Windows servers run out of disk space.  We will also discuss simple ways to automatically cleanup disks when space runs out.

New […]

How to keep Azure Cloud Roles stable with CloudMonix

In this article, we’ll discuss a few very simple approaches to keep your Azure Cloud Roles stable proactively and reactively.  CloudMonix is a tool that helps with these approaches. Since, unstable instances often need to be rebooted, we’ll also discuss methods to ensure that reboots do not cause issues or outages.

Breakdown

Proactive stability – rebooting instances on a daily basis
Reactive […]

How to automate scaling/resizing of Azure VMs

Auto-scaling/resizing for Azure Virtual Machines without PowerShell
If you are interested in shutting down Azure VMs on a schedule, learn more here.  If shutting down a VM during non-busy hours is impractical, consider scaling it down in power.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to Scale/Resize (up or down) cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to automate shutdowns of Azure VMs

Scheduling starts and shutdowns of Azure Virtual Machines without PowerShell
In this tutorial, we’re going to learn how to Shutdown and Start cloud-based Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines on a schedule.  The process takes about 1-2 minutes and is easily replicable to any and all VMs in your Azure subscription in just a few minutes more.  It works for […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to Setup FTP on Azure Virtual Machine?

FTP is an essential component when it comes to connecting with remote machines and servers – virtualization infrastructure is no exception. This article will provide simple and essential steps required to setup FTP on an Azure Virtual Machine. This process is defined for configuring an FTP server on Windows Server 2012 virtual machine on Azure.

First of […]

How to copy SQL Azure database to local development server?

SQL Azure Database provides all the essential database creation, querying, testing and optimization tools from the Azure Cloud Service Platform. However, there are times when you do need to work on database hosted on Azure from your local development server.

So how would you copy and transfer database from SQL Azure to your locally hosted SQL […]

By |July 14th, 2015|Azure How To, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments