Search Azure Blob for File

Unfortunately the Azure Storage Explorer or Azure Portal doesn’t allow you to search for a filename stored on a blob, so a simple way to is to run PowerShell script to return the results and paths. This example outputs to a .csv Hope that helps!

Changing Azure SQL Firewall using Runbook

This Runbook will Add/Modify the Firewall Rules on an Azure SQL Server. This can be run interactively by removing the AzureRunAsConnection section. Additional it can be configured to run using Params (post to follow later)

PowerShell – Adding users and groups to a server using a CSV source

Quick and simple on here. This script takes the list of servers from a CSV file and then adds the specified user or groups to the local group of that server. CSV File should be formatted as follows “Name”“Server1”“Server2” A copy is attached if you want to download it.

Retaining the same IP address in Azure Site Recovery

Let’s say you need to retain your hardcoded IP Address when you migrate VMWare VM’s to Azure using Azure Site Recovery, in this case I want to my server to retain it’s IP Address of Here’s how you complete this. Login to the Azure Portal Open your Site Recovery Vault Select “Replicated Items” Select…

VMWorld 2018 – External PSC’s are done!

Sitting here in the “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” and the news is the the External PSC is being deprecated. The VMWare blog post is here  –

VMWorld 2018 – Day 1

Day 2. As always I arrived late and missed the first session – will have to wait until it’s online later tonight to review – next year I’ll arrive on time. Again I’ve got another full agenda today, really looking forward to this session “Introducing vSphere Platinum and vSphere 6.7 Update 1” Let’s see what’s…

Here we go again VMWorld 2018 – Day 0

So it’s that time of year again, VMWorld 2018 is here again. I’ve got a fairly full agenda, hoping to squeeze in some HOL’s and some time with some key vendors. This morning I attending a really interesting expert lead HOL discussing blockchain. It seems there are some interesting in the pipeline – Some more info…

Install WordPress on Ubuntu 18.04.1 AWS instance.

Nothing particularly difficult here, I just decided to put it all together in one place. This is for Ubuntu 18.04.1 on AWS. Once you’re connected via SSH to your AWS instance just follow these steps. Run Updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Install Apache sudo apt install apache2 Install and Configure mysql sudo apt…

vSphere Data Protection: End of Availability

So VMWare have just announced that Data Protection is officially going to go EOA. Big deal or not? There’s always been mixed reviews of it, some people love it, some hate it. The announcement is HERE In the mean time I’m off to talk nicely to our Veeam account manager  🙂