Azure

Add Static Public IP Address to an existing Azure VM

Use the following steps to add a Public IP address to an Azure VM which is already created and running or stopped.1. Go to the Virtual machine and click on Networking under VM Settings in Virtual Machine blade.2. Click on the Network Interface of the...

Remove Azure AAD Connect

Let’s see the steps to disable AD Sync, remove AAD connect and move to cloud only administration.1. Download Azure Active Directory PowerShell Module from following location. Complete the installation.http://connect.microsoft.com/site1164/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=591852. Click to open the PowerShell using the shortcut created by installation in previous step.3. Run the...

All about Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

In this post, I will try to clarify the doubts around Azure AD.What is Azure AD and what its not?Azure AD is the Active Directory services hosted at Microsoft datacentres and provided as a service (SaaS) to its customer. Its extremely reliable and secure.Like On...

Azure Backup Security Features

Concerns about security problems, like malware, ransomware, and intrusion, are increasing. These security problems can be expensive, in terms of both cash and data. To shield towards such attacks, Azure Backup now offers security capabilities to help protect hybrid backups.  Prevention. A further layer of authentication is introduced every time a crucial operation like changing a passphrase is done. This validation is to ensure that such operations may be perform best by using users who have valid Azure credentials. Alerting. An email notification is sent to the subscription admin every time a crucial operation like deleting backup data is performed. This email guarantees that the user is...

Instant File Recovery from Azure VM backups

Microsoft announced that Instant recovery of files and folders from Azure VM backups by Azure Backup is now generally available. Another addition of features to Azure Backup. Instant recovery of files and folders from On Premise is already available. Benefits Recover files instantly – Now instantly recover files from the cloud backups of Azure VMs without any additional infrastructure. whether it’s accidental file deletion or simply validating...

Large Disk Size Support in Azure Site Recovery

Following the availability of big disk sizes in Azure, Microsoft has announced that Azure Site recovery (ASR) now supports the disaster recovery and migration of on-premises virtual machines and physical servers with disk sizes of up to 4095 GB to Azure. Many on-premises virtual machines that are a part of the Database tier and file servers use disks with sizes greater than 1 TB. Support for protecting these...

The Danger Is Not Over Yet !!Another Ransomware attack!!

The Danger is not over yet, the WannaCry ransomware is not dead yet and another large-scale ransomware attack is here, shutting down computers at corporates, power supplies, and banks across Russia, Ukraine, Spain, France, UK, India, and Europe and others. This ransom uses the contact...

Azure Backup security capabilities for protecting cloud backups

More and more customers are hit with security issues. These security issues led data loss and the cost of security breach has been ever increasing. Despite having security measures in place, organizations face cyber threats because of vulnerabilities exposed by multiple IT systems. All of...

Protect Windows Server System State to cloud with Azure Backup!

Among the key endeavours of the cloud-first approach of Azure Backup is to enable enterprise to recover from security attacks, corruptions, disasters, or data loss situations quickly, securely, and reliably. Restoring servers successfully in the wake of growing IT threats involves heading beyond recovering data...

Expand the OS drive of a Virtual Machine (ARM)

  When you create a virtual machine (VM) in a Resource Group from Azure Marketplace, the default OS drive is 127 GB. Despite the fact that it's recommended to add data disks to the VM  for applications and CPU intensive workloads installation, in many cases customers...