Tag Archives: Templates

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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VIP Swap – blue-green deployment in Azure Resource Manager

How do you automate deployment of a multi-VM application from staging to production? Three high-level approaches might be: 1. Roll out deployment, update one or more VMs at a time. This can be a good approach to avoid downtime, as … 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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Upgrading Minecraft on an Azure VM

When you deploy an Azure Minecraft VM using the Azure Resource Manager template it should be running the latest Minecraft server version, but the Mojang folks update the server fairly often, and before you know it your Minecraft launcher is … Continue reading

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Change the instance count of an Azure VM Scale Set

This article describes how to change the number of VMs in an Azure VM Scale Set. The most important property of a scale set is “capacity”, which represents the number of VMs in the set. The main premise of a … Continue reading

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Extension sequencing in Azure VM Scale Sets

VM extensions are a good way to customize an Azure VM at deployment time. You can deploy a platform image from the Azure Marketplace and then customize it with one or more extensions. Examples of extensions include diagnostics extensions to … Continue reading

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Azure templates for ComputerCraftEdu and Scriptcraft servers

In an earlier post I went through Creating a Minecraft server using an Azure Resource Manager template. What about mods? Below are a couple of links to Azure templates which create and deploy ComputerCraftEdu and Scriptcraft servers on Ubuntu 15.04. … Continue reading

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