Give me more datadisks

With lower tier VM’s in Azure you have a limit on how many data disk you can attach. As an example an A1 can only have 2 datadisks of 1 TB each attached. So if you just want to use Azure for storing a lot of data like backup you are kind of out of luck. You would either need to get a higher tier VM that allows for more datadisks or use a service like Azure Backup instead.

Let me give you one more option, Azure Files Shares.
Now, I hear a lot of you say; “you can’t use a share as a local disk”. And you would be correct, you can’t. Though let’s be a bit sneaky, and get around that limitation. read more

Creating Site to Site VPN in Azure Resource Manager

This will be a short post, just wanted to have all Powershell code needed to create a connection between a network outside Azure and your ARM resources in one place.

I tried to set this up with my local TMG server, though this did not work as it did with ASM. Check this page for supported configurations.

Even if it does not work for my setup, the code is nice to have in one place.

To create the bits needed:

To test the connection(more):

To remove what was created ( remember to remove all resources in the ARM network beforehand):

Note: With all the changes in resent Azure Powershell modules, there can be some inconsistencies. This was done on 1.0.1. read more