Azure PowerShell ‘Az’ Module

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-powershell-az-module-version-1/ Microsoft released a new PowerShell module specifically for Azure late last year called “Az”. On the plus side Az ensures that Windows PowerShell and PowerShell Core users can get the latest Azure tooling from PowerShell on every platform be it Windows PowerShell or PowerShell Core for my preferred operating system macOs. Microsoft state thatContinue reading “Azure PowerShell ‘Az’ Module”

SD-WAN made easy

I’ll start by asking you two questions: Are you paying too much for your Wide Area Network (WAN)? And, is it the best method of connecting to the public Cloud? At cloudstep.io we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers connectivity to the public cloud. We consider cloud network connectivity a foundation serviceContinue reading “SD-WAN made easy”

Add VC Accounts to Microsoft Teams Channels with Azure Automation

At cloudstep.io® HQ Microsoft Teams is a big part of how we organise digital asset structure in the business. We are a consulting firm by trade, as new prospects become paying customers we add them as a team. The default General channel is used for administration and accounts, additional channels are created per project nameContinue reading “Add VC Accounts to Microsoft Teams Channels with Azure Automation”

Backup Palo Alto VM Series Config with Azure Automation

If you have implemented a VM-Series firewall in Azure, AWS or on-premises but don’t have a Panorama Server for your configuration backups. Here is a solutions for getting the firewall configuration into an Azure Blob Storage, this could be done similarly with Lambda and S3 using python and the boto3 library. Why Do This? IfContinue reading “Backup Palo Alto VM Series Config with Azure Automation”

Cross Region, Peering Pitfalls. .

Ah if only all pitfalls were fun. Remember Pitfall on the Atari  2600. It was the second best selling game after Pac-Man. Pitfall Harry had to negotiate a jungle full of hazardous quicksand, rolling logs, fire and rattle snakes to recover precious treasures.  Recently we did some work with a customer where they made use ofContinue reading “Cross Region, Peering Pitfalls. .”