Azure Smartlabs at Microsoft Johannesburg – Part 1

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I recently presented for Microsoft here in Johannesburg at the first of new series of “Smart Labs”, the agenda was something like this 🙂 Linux on Azure Overview Hands On – Deploy Linux VMs using the CLI and JSON Templates (ME) Hands On – Using Azure AD for Authentication (ME) (Covered in this post Using […]

Azure Smartlabs at Microsoft Johannesburg – Intro

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I have been lucky enough to be asked to present at new series of events at Microsoft Johannesburg. These “Smart Lab” events are weekly and allow Microsoft customers and Microsoft Technology consumers to come through to the Microsoft Head Office in Johannesburg with their Azure problems/speed bumps/roadmaps and allow us (myself and the Microsoft Technology […]

The Missing Link (or is it ?)

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Something I noticed on many fresh installations of Ubuntu is that when you install the node package manager (npm) and then install the azure-cli as per Microsoft’s website. When you run the azure command, you get the following error. root@LinuxVMtoASR:~# azure /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directoryroot@LinuxVMtoASR:~# Node is there, it’s just the binary […]

Using Azure Quick Deploy for Linux VM’s

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Something awesome about Azure Resource Manager mode is that the cli can call quick deploy functions in Azure If you need to create an Azure machine workload quickly, you can do so in a one liner which willl create all the needed network config, assign a public IP, create the port forward for ssh, assign […]

The Azure CLI and You :)

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So with the release of the Azure Resource Manager and all its glory, Microsoft was kind enough to update its CLI as well with Azure Service Management mode and Azure Resource Management mode. This post is a short and sweet post about how you can create multiple vm instances from some of the built in […]

Woohoo !! Its the Azure CLI !

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So Microsoft has been quite generous and allowed us nix users a really cool way of admin-ing our Azure resources with a simple yet robust cli. How to install the CLI….Microsoft gives a great tutorial here 🙂 But for those who dont want to sit and read the whole page, here is the Mac version.Download […]