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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Migrate a VM from vCenter to Azure
Jan27

Migrate a VM from vCenter to Azure

KB ID 0001510 Problem Last time we looked at migrating from vCenter to Hyper-V, now we will use the MVMC (Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter) to take a VMware (vCenter) virtual machine and convert/upload it to Microsoft Azure. Note: MVMC is not ‘officially’ supported and this procedure requires you to create some ‘legacy’ (for legacy in Azure read ‘classic’) ways of doing things. So this might not...

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