Redis timeouts when used for session storage

Was seeing a lot of timeout errors in our apps in Azure through app insights. A lot meaning more than 50 per hour. Not to mention sporadic down time. All the timeouts were trying to talk to our redis caches that we use as simple session storage. Timeout performing EVAL, inst: 1, mgr: Inactive, err: […]

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Just encrypt the virtual machine Azure

Ran into an issue trying to encrypt the disks of a new VM in Azure. After running the cmdlet to encrypt the disks the vm would reboot and then Azure would stop it. Never figured out why, I ended up rebuilding it with new disks and creating a new script from a different Azure doc. […]

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Change event log properties with powershell

I have some specifics requirements for the Windows event logs on Azure VMs. This comes form the need to offload IO, save the event logs somewhere, and archive them instead of overwriting. Yes, I have a SIEM but I have reasons. Anyway, for anyone else that needs to change the following properties: Log Path Archive […]

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