Author: John

  • Create a new Resource Group

    Three ways to create a resource group in Azure.

  • AzureRm is dead, long live Az!

    December 2018 saw the first stable release from Microsoft of the “Az” module. The Az module replaces AzureRm which has now received bug fixes only, any new features and/or development will take place for Az. To check the latest version of Az, take a look at this page in the Powershell Gallery. The new Az…

  • The Azure Resource Explorer

    This article talks about the Azure Resource Explorer tool from Microsoft, briefly touching on Resources and Resource Groups, and finally an example of how I have used it. Let’s start by taking a quick look at what Resources and Resource Groups are… Resources and Resource Groups Resources are Azure components that provide functionality, either individually…

  • Connect, configure and test a web server

    This article will show you how to connect to the VM built previously in the “Create a Linux VM in Azure” article, how to install and configure the server with the necessary software to server a web site and finally how to test it works. Connecting to a Linux VM Log in to Azure Portal…

  • Create a Linux VM in Azure

    This article will walk through how you can create a Linux VM in Microsoft Azure. Login into the Azure Portal using your account, and create one for free if you do not currently have one – see this short article on how to do that. Select Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (most current at the time…

  • Create a SSH key pair in Azure

    Creating an SSH key pair is straightforward and should only take a moment by following these simple steps. To get started, log in to Azure Portal and click the Cloud Shell button on the top bar. If this is the first time that you’ve used the Cloud Shell then you’ll be asked whether you want…

  • Create a http to https URL redirect in IIS with Powershell

    If you are hosting a website on IIS and would like your visitors to connect securely via https, whether they specify that in their browser or not, then there are a few steps you need to take. First of, you need to install your SSL certificate into IIS. Then install the URL Rewrite IIS module/extension…

  • My DevOps Journey, The Start

    I plan to document steps in my new role as a DevOps Engineer from the principles, practises and techniques, through to researching and learning new tools and how we implement all this in the company I work for. My career in IT started as an Analyst Programmer working in VB6, several further development positions followed…

  • Git repo and Visual Studio 2017

    When using Git as the source control system within Visual Studio, if you use a different location to create your local repos than the default it can be a pain to amend it each time. This post will show how the default repo location can be updated… The default location for Git repos in Visual…