Updates to Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server VMs

Recently Microsoft announced some exciting news in relation to Azure Hybrid Use Benefit (AHB) for SQL Server VMs. If you’re not familiar with Hybrid Benefit, it basically allows customers with appropriate Software Assurance to pay a reduced rate when Windows Server or SQL Server are run in Azure. Microsoft boast that Azure is the most […]

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Retrieve vmId of Virtual Machine

Sometimes retrieving the unique ID of a virtual machine in Resource Manager can be usefull. The following snippet will grab the vmid property.

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Azure VM Agent & Extensions Deep Dive – Part 3

The aim of this series is to detail what happens “under the hood” when the Azure VM Agent and VM Extensions are installed and how they operate. It will also cover any technical requirements and considerations and troubleshooting tips when working with the VM Agent and Extensions. In Part 1 we looked at the options […]

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Azure VM Agent & Extensions Deep Dive – Part 2

The aim of this series is to detail what happens “under the hood” when the Azure VM Agent and VM Extensions are installed and how they operate. It will also cover any technical requirements and considerations and troubleshooting tips when working with the VM Agent and Extensions. In Part 1 we looked at the options […]

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Azure VM Agent & Extensions Deep Dive – Part 1

The aim of this series is to detail what happens “under the hood” when the Azure VM Agent (Guest Agent) and VM Extensions are installed and how they operate. It will also cover any technical requirements and considerations and troubleshooting tips when working with the VM Agent and Extensions. From what I have seen some of this information […]

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