Tag Archives: Azure

Deploying an Azure Data Science VM from the command line

This article describes how to deploy an Azure Data Science virtual machine from the command line using Azure CLI 2.0. Setting up a compute environment for data science work can be challenging for several reasons: Identifying the software you need, … Continue reading

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Azure Cloud Shell, Python, and Container Instances

Despite being fairly new, the Azure Cloud Shell has quickly become my go-to place for scripting and programming with Azure. This article describes some of features that make cloud shell useful, and how to use the environment with Python. What’s … Continue reading

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Figuring out Azure VM scale set machine names

How do the individual VM host names in a scale set get their names? Can you choose the names, or the naming convention? How do you correlate a machine name with a VM instance ID? When you create a scale … Continue reading

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How to change the password on a VM scale set

Problem: You forgot the VM password on an Azure VM scale set, or you need to change it. How do you do it? At first glance this can be difficult because every new VM sets its password from the VMSS … Continue reading

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How to add autoscale to an Azure VM scale set

It is easy to create an Azure VM scale set in the Azure portal, and there is an option to create it with basic CPU based autoscale settings. But suppose you created a scale set without any autoscale settings and … Continue reading

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Deploying Minecraft Server on Azure

Update 4/14/2018: Happy to report the recent problems with the Minecraft Server solution template on the Azure Marketplace are now fixed. There was a problem with the way it was picking up the latest Minecraft version, which was compounded by … Continue reading

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Azure scale set upgrade policy explained

Azure VM scale sets have an “upgradePolicy” setting which can be set to “Manual” or “Automatic”. What does this setting do? What should you set it to? and how do you set it? What upgrade policy means The upgrade policy … Continue reading

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