Office 365: Enable User Password Reset
May12

Office 365: Enable User Password Reset

KB ID 0001551 Problem If you want to give your Office 365 users the ability to change and recover their passwords this is the procedure. Solution Open the ‘Azure Active Directory’ admin console. If you didn’t already know, Azure is what’s underpinning your Office 365 subscription, Select ‘Azure Active Directory’ > Password reset. I’m enabling for everyone, you can choose...

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Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob
Feb19

Azure: There is Currently a Lease on the Blob

KB ID 0001517 Problem This sort of highlights my lack of experience with Azure! But I had to Google it, so if you are here, you did as well đŸ™‚ There is currently a lease on the blob and no lease ID was specified in the request. Solution I had been uploading .vhd files and creating VMs from them, and was tidying up, so I wanted to delete anything that had been left behind. All Services > Disks (or Disks (Classic)) > Select the...

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Microsoft Azure ‘Route Based’ VPN to Cisco ASA
Feb13

Microsoft Azure ‘Route Based’ VPN to Cisco ASA

KB ID 0001515 Problem This covers the, (more modern) Route based VPN to a Cisco ASA that’s using a VTI (Virtual Tunnel Interface).   Virtual Network Gateway Options With VPN’s into Azure you connect to a Virtual Network Gateway, of which there are TWO types Policy Based, and Route Based. This article will deal with Route Based, for the older Policy Based option, see the following link; Microsoft Azure To Cisco ASA Site to...

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Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations (Part 2)
Feb11

Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations (Part 2)

KB ID 0001514 Problem Back in PART ONE, we setup our Azure Site Replication Server, now we create a “Replication Policy”, and perform a test failover. In addition to the pre-requisites we needed before to perform the following steps, we will also require you to create a “Storage Account” in your Azure Subscription. Solution Locate the Replication Vault we already created > SiteRecovery > Prepare...

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Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations
Feb11

Using Azure Site Recovery for Migrations

KB ID 0001513 Requirement ASR (Azure Site Recovery) is primarily used to provide a ‘failover’ environment to be used in a disaster or major outage scenario. Essentially you deploy an Azure Site Recovery Configuration Server in your environment, then in your Azure Portal you create and configure a failover vault. OK, but we are talking about migrations, well we can use exactly the same procedure to migrate from on premises...

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Veeam: Restore / Migrate a VM to Azure
Jan28

Veeam: Restore / Migrate a VM to Azure

KB ID 0001511 Problem Veeam is both a great company, and backup and recovery is the best product in its class by a country mile, (yes Zerto is great but it costs a fortune!) With Backup and Recovery 9.5 Update 4. You can recover a VM straight into Azure, (and Azure Stack). Which pretty much means you can use Veeam to Migrate your VMs (or physical machines) from vCenter (or Hyper-V) into Azure/Azure Stack. You need to have a successful...

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