Deploy Azure VM w/PowerShell and Az-Module

As I promised in my previous article, today we’ll write PowerShell script to deploy VM in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Before you begin The script utilizes several functions from my Azure Automation Az-Module. The Az-Module contains auxiliary functions for the Microsoft AzureRm Module, you will need it too. Every time you run the script it … Continue reading Deploy Azure VM w/PowerShell and Az-Module

Azure Automation: How to stop/start Azure VM on schedule

To be cost-effective in any cloud-based environment you have as an option to shut down your VM in off-hours. In the Microsoft Azure IaaS you can stop (deallocate) and start your VMs on schedule with Automation Accounts. Apply-AzVmPowerStatePolicy.ps1 script With a PowerShell script Apply-AzVmPowerStatePolicy.ps1 from my Azure repo you will be able to build your … Continue reading Azure Automation: How to stop/start Azure VM on schedule

Kickstart ESXi hosts on IBM/LENOVO servers w/PowerShell

Foreword Automatic/silent/unattended/kickstarted (all synonyms) installation itself is not a complicated process, but it requires some basic knowledge. Another is difficult here - deploy intermediate infrastructure for boot over network, which includes PXE, TFTP and DHCP server, and configure it all properly. Probably also you will need to configure the Web Server, Firewall and IBM servers … Continue reading Kickstart ESXi hosts on IBM/LENOVO servers w/PowerShell