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Blog posts February 2021

Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell Part 2

While working on Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell script, there is prerequisite to create a service principal (App Registration) first and use its client id and secrets in headers to generate bearer token key. But I was looking to use my existing username and password as credentials. For …

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Microsoft Azure Rest API using PowerShell

Using Microsoft Azure REST API is great way to automate Azure Resources and operations. Some times I have found PowerShell Az module is not present on remote servers and I need to automate azure things, Rest API is very handy at the time when features which are not available on PowerShell module AZ.…

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VCSA Upgrade Error A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter Server

While upgrading one of my vCSA (vCenter Server) to newer version VCSA 7, while connecting to source appliance I was receiving error A problem occurred while getting data from the source vCenter server

Vcenter server installer upgrade stage 1 deploy vCenter Server connect to source appliance sso user name sso password appliance vcsa os root password https port a problem occurred while getting data.png

This is typical issue of expired root password. due to this vCenter is unable to rotate t…

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Connect-AzAccount The 'Connect-AzAccount' command was found in the module 'Az.Accounts', but the module could not be loaded

While connecting to Azure using powershell with Connect-AzAccount cmdlet I was receiving below error. As troubleshooting steps I tried to update/install Az module from online Microsoft PowerShell repository with -Force and -AllowClobber parameters, tried to Import Module Az, Az.Accounts on PowerShe…

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Powershell WPF MahApps.Metro update theme library

This script is just an update to new dll libraries of MahApps.Metro theme for Powershell WPF. I had already written basics of  Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step guide but, It is almost 2 years back and I was using MahApps.Metro 1.6 version and new version of MahApps.Metro v2…

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Create and manage Azure budgets

Whenever I assign permissions on new Azure Subscription to new colleage groups I always create either new Azure budget or manage existing budget alert group to receive necessory subscription cost spending communications. After creating or managing budget I can ensure users are informed of the subscr…

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Guide to building a Home Lab

Recently I purchased one laptop as an addition to home lab and for personal use. Over the period slowly I have increased systems in my Home Lab, Now even though if I buy systems with smaller hardware it works great as an overall addition. And in my lab I can run any setup ie vmware, windows, contain…

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Reset Ansible AWX Tower admin password

While working on one of the project I came accross a Ansible AWX server where 'admin' password as missing, and I wanted to reset forgotten awx password, the steps given here will also work on RedHat Ansible Tower. In my case AWX is containerised and installed on docker, and I will run highlighted co…

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Ansible AWX Tower create Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project

I had a instance where I wanted to test Manual SCM (Source Control Credential Type) project on new Project on Ansible AWX tower instead of git repository. While creating a new project when choosing Manual from the Source Control Credential Type (SCM), I was receiving below error.

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