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PowerShell List All Azure Resverations

Recently in one of the Azure project my client was utilizing Azure Reservations Instances (Azure RI) they wanted a Microsoft PowerShell script from me to pull the list report. Below is the screenshot of all configured reservations on the Azure Portal.

Microsoft Azure reservations All succeded scope subscription VM RI Virtual Machine Powershell az.reservations module subscription cost optimization.png

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Install an SSL-TLS Certificate In Microsoft IIS web server

After Install and Configure IIS Web Server on Windows Server I wanted to add SSL/TLS certificate on web site on IIS web server, These are the step by step procedure to add certificate, Open Server Manager on windows server, from Tools click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

Microsoft windows server IIS web server Internet information services manager tools server manager add ssl tls certificate edit binding

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Install and Configure IIS Web Server on Windows Server

I was working on a client project where customer had more than 200 vCenter servers of mix version, My goal was to design and automate patching the VMware vCenter Server Appliance from a Zipped Update Bundle. As per the criteria I found first requirement was to install and configure a Web Server, for…

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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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PowerShell slice array into groups of smaller arrays

This is a small script to slice array into groups of smaller array, and I use it in my scripts most often. This script is very helpful when I want to batch process multiple server at time but not on all the server, instead fewer servers at servers in batch. Once I have a very big fat list of servers…

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Powershell Convert range of numbers into another list of numbers maintaining ratio

Recently I was working on some PowerShell GUI project, Where I wanted to convert a range of number into another range of number maintaining ratio, for this I had to use one Arithmetic Math formula and, for example I have numbers between 1 to 200, Which I wanted to fit into new number of range bet…

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PowerShell HPE ILO4 Rest API automation examples

Using Microsoft PowerShell to consume and automate any Restful API is very easy. In my earlier article I showed how to automate VMware product to automation rest api - Powershell Using vRealize Log Insight Rest API. In this article I am using HPE ILO4 Rest API to write automation scripts and how …

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Powershell Write-Eventlog The source name test does not exist on computer localhost

I was writing one GUI program on Microsoft Powershell, One of the requirement was logs (Information, Warnings and Errors) must be written under Event Log - Event Viewer, So troubleshooting or information viewing for program operations is easy and everything is logged properly. To fulfill the task th…

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PowerShell Invoke-WebRequest The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust relationship for the SSL TLS secure channel.

I face below error frequently whenever try to automate a website running self signed or invalid certificate, Here is my lab vCenter server for demo which is using self signed SSL certificate. This causes my script to fail whenever using Invoke-WebRequest to automate website. You can trust the cer…

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PowerShell Invoke-WebRequest The request was aborted Could not create SSL TLS secure channel

I was testing automating few banking websites to check uptime, Invoke-WebRequest is use to access webiste, using this command I wrote a script to access bank website with PowerShell commands, but while executing scripts it was failing to access web site and showing below error.

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Add and manage TLS SSL certificates on Azure Web App

Uploading to Azure Web Apps Using FTP

Web apps works as very good hosting plan, you can host your website apps on line with Azure very easily. This is 3rd article in the series how to upload files to web app. Once Azure Web Apps is configured, next step is to upload custom web application built with php + html codes on it. Go to the Res…

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Azure azcopy login error Selected user account does not exist in tenant 'Microsoft Services' and cannot access the application '579a7132-0e58-4d80-b1e1-7a1e2d337859'

While working with new version 10 of azcopy.exe I was facing error while login. After logging in the browser it was not accepting my username and password to login to Azure.What it says is I am not able to login to '579a7132-0e58-4d80-b1e1-7a1e2d337859', and my user account doesn't exist for login.…

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AzCopy copy transfer fails with 403 This request is not authorized to perform this operation using this permission

Azcopy is a great command-line tool for automating Azure storage, it is a simple yet powerful command line interface that allows you to copy files to and from Azure storage and between Azure storage accounts. I was doing POC of the latest version of azcopy.exe, (There 2 different flavors available f…

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Configure a custom domain in Azure Web Apps

Create and deploy a website with Microsoft Azure web app service plan

I was testing Microsoft Azure web app resource service for one of a incoming project, it allows you to publish and manage your website easily without having to work with the the underlying servers, storage, or network assets, basically it is a PAAS (Platform as a service), it is helps you to focus o…

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Powershell Azure Az module Install-Package cannot convert value 2.0.0-preview to type system.version

While installing/upgrading Azure PowerShell az module I faced below error. I was using Powershell Desktop Version 5.1 and it by default comes with Windows 10 OS. I cannot install PowerShell Core (another application) due to restrictions. So thought of using whatever I have on my received laptop.

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Passed Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-535 Exam and Preparation guide

I passed Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions 70-535 Exam recently. Earlier 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions exam was no longer exist and it was been withdrawn by Microsoft. In my first attempt I had failed exam, and understood my weaker areas and where I need to work upon. Below is t…

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Powershell GUI format text on TextBox and RichTextBox

I was preparing some auditing and reporting tools for some of newly received projects and wanted a way to formatting representation of data on my GUI form in nice way. To show this nice formatting you can use tags inside TextBlock and RichTextBox inside xaml code and binding can be used.These tags a…

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Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

Part 1: Basic Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 2: Powershell WPF Themes guide step by step
Part 3: Powershell wpf MahApps.Metro theme step by step

As shown in my previous articles using sample xaml as style and themes, here I am using community popular MahApps.Metro wpf theme, Thi…

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