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Azure Exams and Performance-Based Testing – How to create a VM without knowing PowerShell or CLI

Azure Exams and Performance-Based Testing – How to create a VM without knowing PowerShell or CLI

Overview Recently, there’s been a lot of focus on the new Azure exams (with good reason, since all of the “current” exams/certifications expiring due to this, causing everyone to re-certify just to maintain their certifications and/or organization’s partner competency status).…

Terraforming Azure Policy

Terraforming Azure Policy

Recently I’ve been working with Azure Policy and deploying said policies via Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) through Terraform. While working through this, I’ve come across a few gotchas that I’d like to share. Note: I’ll share a larger code-based mini-series in the…

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Terraforming Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Terraforming Azure Network Security Groups (NSGs)

Here’s a scenario that I encountered recently with a client, and with the help of HashiCorp, was able to overcome.   Scenario Firstly, we have some Terraform code that sets up a VNet and corresponding Subnets. Aside from all the…

My Terraform Resources List (for those that insist on being “cloud agnostic”)

My Terraform Resources List (for those that insist on being “cloud agnostic”)

Over the past several months, I have been ramping up on the Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) templating language called Terraform for a project that I am engaged in. And while I do not have anything against Terraform (after all, it IS very…

Move Over Terraform, You’re Not The Only Code In Town!

Move Over Terraform, You’re Not The Only Code In Town!

It’s been a long standing “issue” and challenge with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. If you want to deploy an ARM template, you must already have a Resource Group created to deploy into. Workarounds have included writing a PowerShell script,…

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