A few years ago I set my journey to get more involved with Virtualization which branched out in the Cloud Computing. So one of the first exams I went through was the 70-533 or Implementing Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
While I didn’t have professional experience into the subject, I was still able to translate the Virtualization and Infrastructure knowledge that I have gained till that point to the new concepts. Today though as I am in an Azure oriented positon the transition exam AZ-102 felt so much more achievable than back in December of 2014.
I do look forward for transitioning my 534 , while it is not possible directly , AZ-300 and AZ-301 are in the future roadmap.
Microsoft recently released, in Azure, a VM Start/Stop Solution. And I have been fiddling with it the last few days, as we were working already to overhaul our old runbooks.
While it is straightforward there are a few things that need to be improved like retry on failure and multiple schedules for start. So I started working on those issues by adding another automation account, an Azure storage table, two new runbooks into the mix and a scheduled job which will call the one of the runbooks via a webhook. The end result will be looking close to that.
The Storage Migration Service was created to migrate servers and their data without re-configuring applications or users.
- Migrates unstructured data from anywhere into Azure & modern Windows Servers
- It’s fast, consistent, and scalable
- It takes care of complexity
- It provides an easily-learned graphical workflow
Windows Server 2019 and the Storage Migration Service are not supported in production environments!
Microsoft announced the public preview of SQL Information Protection, introducing advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting the sensitive data in your databases.
- Helping meet data privacy standards and regulatory compliance requirements, such as GDPR.
- Data-centric security scenarios, such as monitoring (auditing) and alerting on anomalous access to sensitive data.
- Controlling access to and hardening the security of databases containing highly sensitive data.
Azure Traffic analytics is in Public preview, a solution that provides visibility in the network traffic from users and applications by analyzing the NSG Flow logs across Azure regions.
It has been some time since I lasted posted, as it is an interesting period for me currently. But for now we will tackle a simple migration of the original Fintz Stack Blog to Azure using App Service.
First we do need an active Subscription, you could try the Free one for 12 months, as for me I went for a Pay-as-you-go plan.
I wont go deep how to backup or export your WordPress blog but more onto how to setup your first App service and Database. So by now you will have an active subscription and you are looking the azure Dashboard.
From there on the left click either All Services or the App services button, bellow I used the All services and search for App Services and added a new one.