Thursday, 21 October 2021

How To Secure Our Azure Web App Services Using A Private Endpoints

 Introduction

Azure Private Links works with Site-to-Site VPN, Point-to-Site VPN, and the Express Route to provide private and secure access to Azure PaaS services over Azure Private Endpoints. The Azure PAAS Services include a read-only network interface service called Azure Private Endpoint. It allows you to add deployed sites to your virtual network and restrict network access to them.



Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Buildup Wednesday - SLIIT

I had an extraordinary session with the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) students on October 13, 2021. It's was a fantastic session because the students are willing to learn new technology. 

Core subject: Azure Infrastructure Management

Thank you, SLIIT Carrer Guidance Unit, for organizing this event.



Saturday, 25 September 2021

Microsoft Certifications Path

I have successfully delivered the special session about Microsoft Certification Tracks. Discussed Certification path, creating the exam profile, getting the free fundamentals vouchers, and new certifications.







Friday, 24 September 2021

How to activate my Azure free voucher.

 In this video, I explain how to claim the Microsoft free vouchers for Fundamentals exams.



Monday, 20 September 2021

What is Microsoft Learn?

In this video, I explain the benefits of Microsoft Learn and how to use Microsoft Learn.



Friday, 17 September 2021

Free Microsoft Fundamentals Certification in Tamil

In this video, I have explained the Microsoft Fundamentals certification details, how to obtain the Azure free vouchers, and exam guidance. 



Sunday, 12 September 2021

Cloud Computing in Tamil

 Introduction to Cloud Computing in Tamil, in this video, I have discussed Cloud service providers, Cloud modules, Cloud services.


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Configuring Route Server In Microsoft Azure

 

The Azure Route Server is the easiest way to configure dynamic routing between our Network Virtual Appliances (NVA) and our virtual network. It allows us to exchange routing information directly through the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing protocol between any two Network Virtual Appliances that support the BGP routing protocol. Azure Route Server eliminates the manually configure route tables. The Azure Route Server could be a fully managed service and is configured with high availability. In this article, we will learn how to configure Route Server in Azure using the Azure portal.

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Working With Azure Automanage

 Azure Automanage is the latest feature of managing our virtual machines with optimized, automated operations across the entire VM lifecycle. Automanage is helping us reduce day-to-day management tasks in various areas. Azure Automanage services such as backup, monitoring, update management, security, OS baselines, and more. In this article, we will learn how to deploy Azure Automanage and how to manage our Virtual Machines using Automanage.


Sunday, 15 August 2021

Azure Fundamentals Virtual Day!

Successfully delivered the Microsoft Azure fundamentals training for fresh graduates from various universities; we had discussed Azure core services, how to earn the Azure fundamentals certification with no cost, how to use Microsoft Learn.





Saturday, 31 July 2021

Azure Evening - New Zealand 2021

Successfully delivered the Azure Automanage and Azure Admin Center knowledge sharing program at Azure Evening - New Zealand 2021 event, organized by MsDev Geeks.




Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Azure Migration Discussion - SLIATE Batticaloa

 We had a special discussion with the SLIATE Batticaloa IT and Management team to migrate their workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud. The workloads are successfully moved to the cloud!

Special thanks to Selvarethnam Jeyapalan Sir and Saran Raj!






Thursday, 15 July 2021

How to Create Azure Virtual Machine Using a Snapshot

 Introduction

The Virtual machine snapshots are the best way to clone the Virtual machine without any interruption; at the same time, we can use the snapshot to create multiple VM's. We can also consider that a VM snapshot is the copy of the disk file of our Virtual machine. The VM snapshots are very helpful to recover our virtual machine from a disaster. In this article, we are going to learn how to create a Virtual machine using the snapshot.

Step 1

We have one Virtual machine called “Source-VM,” and that VM has already installed the IIS server. We are going to take the snapshot from this running VM.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 2

To verify that IIS services are running, copy the Source-VMs IP address and past it to the internet browser. Now we can see that the IIS server is running in the Source-VM.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 3

Select Disks under the Settings, and then select OS disk (Source-VM_disk1).

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 4

In the Overview, click the + Create snapshot to start the snapshot creation.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 5

In the Create snapshot page, enter the snapshot name, then select the Storage type as Standard HDD because of the cost, and then click Review+ create.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 6

Now the snapshot has been created, and we can verify the status.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 7

After successfully created the snapshot, we have to create the managed disk, so click + Create.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 8

In the Create a resource search box, type Managed Disk and then select it.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 9

Click Create to start the Managed disk deployment process.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 10

Enter the name for the managed disk and then select the Source type as Snapshot.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 11

In the Source snapshot, select the snapshot that we had created (snapshot-SourceVM).

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 12

After successfully select the Source disk, click Review + create.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 13

After successfully deploying the Managed disk, select the managed disk (ManagedDisk-SourceVM); in the Overview, click + Create VM.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 14

In the Create a virtual machine page, enter the virtual machine's name, and then you can find that our Managed disk is automatically selected in the Image option.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 15

We need to select the License type; in this scenario, our source VMs Operating system is a Windows server, so select the Windows server.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 16

On the Networking page, we can select the existing Virtual Network or create the new Virtual network and link it to the new or existing network. After that, we can directly click Create + Review.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 17

We have successfully deployed the new Virtual machine using our Snapshot, and now we can test our Virtual machine, so copy the Public IP address.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 18

We have to add port 80 and port 443 to the Network security group.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Step 19

We have successfully deployed the copy of the source VM using the snapshot.

How to create Azure Virtual Machine using a Snapshot

Summary

In this article, we have learned how to deploy the Virtual machine using the snapshot in the same region; in our next article, we will learn how to use our snapshot in a different region.

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Azure Fundamentals Training - Day 1

Successfully delivered the Microsoft Azure fundamentals training for fresh graduates from various universities, we had discussed Azure core services, how to earn the Azure fundamentals certification with no cost, how to use Microsoft Learn.




IT Service Management Training

 Successfully delivered the IT Service Management training for South Eastern University Management and IT students, we had discussed the IT industries, IT service management, Incident management, process management, how to earn the Azure fundamentals certification with no cost, how to use Microsoft Learn.







Thursday, 10 June 2021

Working With Windows Admin Center In Microsoft Azure

 

Microsoft Azure has another new feature called Windows Admin Center (preview). We can manage our virtual machine through the Windows Admin Center (preview) in the Azure portal. We can manage operating system functions from the Azure portal as well as work with files in the VM without using Remote Desktop or PowerShell. This feature is only available for Windows Server 2016 and Server 2019.

In this article, we are going to learn an overview of the Windows Admin Center (preview), and the functionality of the Windows Admin Center (preview).



Saturday, 22 May 2021

Azure Evening - Middle East 2021

I had successfully delivered the special session about Azure VPN and Express Route in the Azure Evening - Middle East 2021!

More than 30 participants from Qatar, Dubai, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.