Azure VPN Gateway (Resource Manager) problem

Since my previous post about setting up pfsense/vpn for use with Azure, I have rebooted my system several time. Usually I only power on my testlab when working on it. After every reboot, at least when trying with short intervals, I was unable to get the VPN up and running again. I had the same […]

Setting up site-to-site VPN to Azure with Pfsense

So this is finally the first part of creating a hybrid cloud using Pfsense to hook up the on premise resources to the cloud (azure). The best way to go is off course to implement azure stack locally to go full hybrid using the same technology stack on premise as used in Azure itself. Going […]

Setting up Azure Hybrid Cloud with Pfsense

Setting up Azure Hybrid Cloud with Pfsense Coming in the next few days is a manual how to setup your own Hybrid Cloud using Pfsense and Azure. I must say it’s not a full hybrid cloud because I’m not able to run Azure Stack on premise. Some parts will not be part of the manual […]

The remote server returned an error (403) Forbidden

It seems that the new Azure Powershell version (03-03-2016) gives a problem with existing Visual Studio Azure Resource Manager projects that use a SAS token to download a custom script from a storage blob. The generated SAS token seems to be valid because the assembled blob link enables you to download the custom script from […]

Remove all Azure Resources belonging to an Azure Virtual machine

I wrote a basic powershell script (first version, needs to be cleaned and updated) to remove all resource belonging to a selected virtual machine. The selection is done from a simple drop down menu which holds all the VM’s in the selected subscription. I found it very time consuming to click through the portal searching […]

OMS and SCOM client from ARM Template

For a Proof of Concept I was asked to create an ARM template which would deploy an Azure VM that would be added to both SCOM and OMS. In practice this is probably not recommended or not needed when you connect the on premise SCOM environment to OMS, but it would be a time saver […]

Using Set-AzureRMVMExtension to add VM Extension

You can use Set-AzureRMVMExtension when you want to set a Azure VM Extension to a running virtual machine. You can use the properties of the extension as shown in the ARM template. You can have a look at the Azure Quick Start templates to see the different extensions. You can also find an Virtual Machine […]

Struggling with custom azure image & private domain join

Update: the exact error message in WaaPPagent.log is -> Invalid pluginId ‘JsonADDomainExtension’, format is wrong. –> This error message is also there when a domain join is successful. Update 14-01: Problem seems to be a networking issue with the VPN. Will update post once that is solved. Update 19-01: Aside of the network problem, make […]

Get-AzureRMStorageAccountKey : Method not found

Updates: after a few hours the error disappeared. Problem @ Microsoft side maybe? I’m deploying a ARM template to Azure using Visual Studio. Same template worked last week but is dysfunctional today. I get 0 google results on “Get-AzureRMStorageAccountKey : Method not found” so I thought just blog and see who else gets this error […]

Troubleshooting Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extension

If you joined me yesterday in Advanced Use of Azure Virtual Machine DSC Extensions, you saw how I created an advanced Desired State Configuration (DSC) file to configure my Azure VM. Taking parameter input means I can reuse my DSC file across different machines and different environments. Today I want to spend some time talking […]