Category: Azure

Host a cheap static website on Azure blob storage

In Azure you have the ability to host a static website that requires no server side rendering. This could be used for a basic website like a small company site using HTML, CSS, JavaScript or basic image files. All we need is a Storage Account of type General Purpose v2 or Block Blob. Configuration I’veRead More

Microsoft Exam AZ-104: Azure Administrator – My Experience

I’d wanted to take an Azure based exam for a while but eventually got the inspiration I needed when Microsoft released the November 2021 Microsoft Ignite Cloud Skills Challenge. The challenge was to get through most of the Azure Administrator (AZ-104) content on Microsoft Learn (a few modules weren’t required) within a month. On 28/01/22Read More

Setup Azure Storage Account SFTP

Microsoft have recently released the ability to enable SFTP on Azure Storage Accounts to securely connect for file transfer and management. Before now you’d have to setup your own SFTP server, typically on an Azure VM to achieve this functionality. At the time of writing this post this feature is in preview and only availableRead More

Azure – Move from ASM to ARM to CSP Subscription

When migrating from Classic (ASM) to ARM in Azure you will end up with a Keyvault that contains some credentials (certificates etc) for the VMs that you moved. This is normal when migrating and does not cause any issues, however when needing to migrate to a different subscription ie. CSP, you will find that youRead More

Resetting an Azure Site-to-Site VPN Connection – Lost Connectivity

Occasionally an Azure VPN connection will disconnect and not automatically reconnect again. This could be if the remote device (router or firewall on-premise) loses Internet connectivity or power. To reset the site-to-site VPN connection follow the below steps. 1. Log in to the portal for the customer affected (https://portal.azure.com) 2. Go to the “Virtual networkRead More