Environment variables – Windows 10

To modify the environment variables path in Windows 10 Open the start search bar, type in Env and select “Edit the system environment variables” Click the “Environmental Variables..” button Under …

Azure IP address 1

Virtual machines and other resources such as Azure Application Gateways, Azure Load Balancers, Azure VPN Gateways require an IP address. Create an IP – Portal Click Create a resource and search …

Azure VNet to VNet peering

Virtual network peering enables Azure virtual networks to be connected together. Once peered, the virtual networks appear as one, for connectivity purposes with the traffic between the peered virtual networks being …

Azure VNet to VNet VPN gateway

The VNet to VNet connection type is a way to connect VNets together and is similar to creating a Site-to-Site IPsec connection to an on-premises location in that it uses …

Azure storage firewall and vnet

An Azure storage account can have network rules defined so that only traffic from specified networks can access the data. This is defined on the Firewalls and virtual networks blade …

Azure Storage Replication

The data within the Azure storage account is always replicated to ensure that it is protected from planned and unplanned events, including transient hardware failures, network or power outages, and massive …

Azure Storage Authorization

Each time a HTTP/HTTPs request is made to Azure Storage, access must be authorized to ensure that the client has the right permission required to access that data. Azure Storage offers …

Azure Storage Account

Azure Storage is Microsoft’s storage solution in the cloud which can be scaled, durable and highly available. Azure Storage includes the following data services: Azure Blobs: A massively scalable object store for …

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set

Azure virtual machine scale sets allow for the creation and management of an identical group of load balanced VMs that can automatically scale up or down on a schedule or …

Azure Availability Set

Availability Set can be used to increase the reliability and availability of Virtual Machines within Azure. These ensure that any VM deployed to Azure within an availability set is hosted …

Deploy ARM template – PowerShell

Azure PowerShell can be used to deploy resources to Azure using ARM templates. Prerequisites A template to deploy. This can either be stored locally or on a remote source control repository …

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

The ARM template is JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file that defines resources which will be deployed and is made up of different sections. In its simplest structure, a template has …

Azure Resource manager

Azure Resource manager is Azure’s resource and deployement service. This provides a constant management layer that whenever an action through the portal, Azure CLI, Powershell, REST API or client SDK …

FortiGate Geo-Location

A diagnose command can be used to view more information about geography based addressing. The command displays country and address information for the countries that have been added to firewall …

FortiGate DNS FortiOS 5.6

DNS servers resolve domain names (For example www.alastair.co.uk) to IP address. The FortiGate uses DNS servers to resolve names to IP address. The settings for this is under Network > …

Disable SIP ALG

SIP ALG allows the firewall to dynamically open ports for audio traffic as well as the changing of IP address when NAT is used and the inspection of VoIP traffic.

Blackhole

An issue which I have had was when a site to site VPN dropped, traffic for the VPN would be routed out the default route and a session was created.