WinRM seems a very complicated way to access a server. But it can be easier if you know the basics. Remote Machine – The Server you want to connect to To start on the machine you want to connect to, you need to set up WinRM and enable PSRemoting (PowerShell Remoting). This can be done […]

Azure DevOps

Story Points

User Stories are used in Agile to create work and for each story, you have to give it some points. A common point system to use is the Fibonacci sequence numbers. Story Points Corresponds to 1 A very small, low effort, low complexity piece of work that might take 1-2 hours 2 About twice the […]


finding the right Azure Virtual Machine Extension

Azure virtual machine (VM) extensions are small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and automation tasks on Azure VMs. For example, if a virtual machine requires software installation, anti-virus protection, or to run a script inside of it, a VM extension can be used. The command below can be used to find the extension you are after.

Azure PowerShell Terraform

Useful Azure Virtual Machine’s Images for Arm and Terraform Templates

I get stuck when considering which image to use for my virtual machines. Has a new image come out??? What options are available to me now? There are so many to choose from. To use virtual machine images, there are four parts that you need to find to reference them in your code. Publisher: The […]


Avaliable TimeZones for Azure Virtual Machines in Terraform

Below is a table of acceptable values you may use in your scripts to denote the proper time zone. Name of Time Zone Time Dateline Standard Time (UTC-12:00) International Date Line West UTC-11 (UTC-11:00) Coordinated Universal Time-11 Hawaiian Standard Time (UTC-10:00) Hawaii Alaskan Standard Time (UTC-09:00) Alaska Pacific Standard Time (Mexico) (UTC-08:00) Baja California Pacific […]


Set DEBUG for Terraform

Terraform has detailed logs that can be enabled by setting the TF_LOG  environment variable to any value. This will cause detailed logs to appear on stderr. You can set TF_LOG to one of the log levels TRACE,  DEBUG,  INFO,  WARN  or  ERROR to change the verbosity of the logs. TRACE is the most verbose and it is the default if TF_LOG is […]