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Create an Azure virtual machine scale set and load balancer using Terraform

While working on one of the client requirement I got below assignement which wanted to be demonstrated either with Terraform or ARM. Although I am very good at writing script for both languages, I chose Terraform, as there was another requirement for other projects where I am already working on Te…

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Why is my Azure recovery services vault not getting deleted?

While working on Azure Portal Get Azure virtual machine backup reports using Powershell I was trying to decommision few Azure Recovery Service Vault (Backup) resource by deleteing it, I went to Azure portal selected Recovery Service Vault from Resource Group and pressed delete button, but I was rec…

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Create an Azure Automation account on using Portal PowerShell and AzureCLI

Azure Automation Account is Azure resource allows you to automate tasks against services and resources in Azure, on-premises and with other cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). You can write and use runbooks to automate your tasks, or a Hybrid Runbook Worker if you have business or ope…

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Azure Powershell : Operation returned an invalid status code 'BadRequest'

While working on few Azure Powershell scripts I was keep receiving an error 'BadRequest' whenever I was trying to create a new resource in Azure. I kept on trying to resolve an error but didn't find any proper solution to it. Initially the message was not much friendly so to dig down further I went …

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Export certificates from Azure Key Vault using PowerShell

While working with Azure Key Vault Certificate Create Azure Key Vault Certificates on Azure Portal and Powershell, Next requirement was to download those certificates from Key Vault. On the Azure Portal choose the SSL Certificate you want to export. Click buttons Download in CER format or Download…

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Create Azure Key Vault Certificates on Azure Portal and Powershell

I had one requirement to create a SSL certificates on Azure Key Vault, I have Key Vault already deployed with earlier written articles Create key vault and secrets with access policies in Microsoft Azure. I just wanted to create new SSL certificate in it so using managed Identity In the the future…

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Get Azure virtual machine backup reports using Powershell

I found my junior colleague are gathering Azure virtual machines backup report manually so I thought to write and pull Azure Virtual Machine Backup (Recovery services vault) report including Backup status and Summary using Microsoft PowerShell script to ease the task.

To check the current backup…

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Get the list Azure Reservation Catalog with PowerShell and AzureCLI

I wanted to design Azure Reservations solution, before desinging the solution I wanted to fetch Reservations catalog list (SKUs) available in the specified subscription for a location, so I can create a presentation and pitch to client which available reserved virtual machine we can use. This below …

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Powershell get the list of Azure Reservations Virtual Machines instances

As I was working on the Azure Reservations - PowerShell List All Azure Resverations. There was another requirement to provide the list of Virtual Machines usage under Azure Reservations by clients (which VMs are utilized under reservations), earlier another team was doing it manually to get the r…

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PowerShell List All Azure Resverations

Recently in one of the Azure project my client was utilizing Azure Reservations Instances (Azure RI) they wanted a Microsoft PowerShell script from me to pull the list report. Below is the screenshot of all configured reservations on the Azure Portal.

Microsoft Azure reservations All succeded scope subscription VM RI Virtual Machine Powershell az.reservations module subscription cost optimization.png

To work on Azure Reservations with Power…

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Get started and configure certificate-based authentication in Azure

Connecting SSL certificate based login to Azure can help increased authentication security, if you maintain certificates very well. In my case I wrote few scripts and I wanted to automate  Azure. As my user account is configured with MFA (My scripts scheduling was failing due to this) and I didn't w…

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How to view the service principal of a managed identity in the Azure portal, Powershell and AzureCLI

After enabling/deploying managed identity (service principal) on VMs, one of my junior colleague questioned me, where is service principal of managed identity is stored. Basically Service Principal (MSI) is a user account (Service Account ) and it is created under Azure Active Directory, but after f…

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Use a Azure VM system assigned managed identity to access Azure Key Vault

While working one of the Azure project, I had a requirement to implement System Assigned Managed Identity to access Azure key vault secret programatically on Azure virtual machine inside the code without azure login. In my earlier written articles, to retrieve secret password from Azure Key Vault I …

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Create a Virtual machine on Microsoft Azure

Although I have written PART 9: CREATING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM) USING MICROSOFT AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER PORTAL but it is the old article now, afterwords there are many updates came while creating an Azure Virtual Machine. New Azure VM updates are still easier to understand and configure, T…

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Create an Azure App registrations in Azure Active Directory using PowerShell & AzureCLI

This is step by step guide to configure App Registration on Azure Active Directory (AzureAD). This guide includes three ways to create App Registration using Azure Portal, PowerShell and AzureCLI. 

Azure Portal

Within Azure AD portal you will find the App registrations pane that provide the …

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Working With Azure Key Vault Using Azure PowerShell and AzureCLI

This is second part of Create key vault and secrets with access policies in Microsoft Azure, In the this article I will use Powershell and Azure CLI to create and configure Azure Key Vault resource service. Azure Key Vault is a cloud service that provides a secure store for secrets. You can secure…

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Creating a new user in Azure AD using oneliner PowerShell and Azure CLI

I was testing few Labs on Microsoft Azure active directory and wanted to create few Azure AD users for testing purpose. I have already installed az powershell module, In the below script when you supply password it has to be in securestring format. 

How to switch to other Azure AD tenant using…

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How to switch to other Azure AD tenant using PowerShell and Azure CLI

This is small guide shows how you can switch or change Azure Active Directory tenant using Powershell and Azure CLI. Before The first step I will show from portal how to switch or change to another domain in Azure active directory. Once you login into portal.azure.com either go into menu and select

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Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell Part 2

While working on Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell script, there is prerequisite to create a service principal (App Registration) first and use its client id and secrets in headers to generate bearer token key. But I was looking to use my existing username and password as credentials. For …

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Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell

Using Microsoft Azure REST API is great way to automate Azure Resources and operations. Some times I have found PowerShell Az module is not present on remote servers and I need to automate azure things, Rest API is very handy at the time when features which are not available on PowerShell module AZ.…

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