Use Ansible To Deploy ARM Templates From Local File System

I have been working with Ansible a lot lately. I wanted to share a small trick that I learned in this stackoverflow thread, regarding deploying Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates from Ansible. azure_rm_deployment Deploying an ARM template is done through the azure_rm_deployment Ansible module. The documentation describes two options for providing a template: InlineYou write…

DevOps with Sitecore on Azure Part 2 – Using SQL Elastic Pools with Sitecore

Introduction Azure SQL Elastic Database Pools allow you to group your databases and use a shared pool of resources. Instead of assigning a fixed set of performance capabilities to a single database (measured in DTU), you assign the capabilities to the shared pool. Elastic Pools are very useful with databases that have varying, unpredictable or…

Enable multiple Diagnostic Settings on Azure resources with ARM templates

Introduction In this blog post I will show you how to configure diagnostic settings on Azure resources, which allows you to store the data in blob storage or use it in other services, such as OMS Log Analytics. Resource diagnostic logs and diagnostic settings Many resources in Microsoft Azure emit diagnostic logs. These logs contain…