Sample Azure Automation Runbooks from My #MVPvConf Session

I’ve had some requests for the Azure Automation runbooks I used in my Azure Automation webhooks demo in my MVP Virtual Conference session. To ensure they are easily accessible, I have published them to the Microsoft Technet Gallery. The runbook titles and links are listed below. Start All VMs in Specified Azure Resource Group https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Start-All-VMs-in-Specified-2b811205 … Continue reading “Sample Azure Automation Runbooks from My #MVPvConf Session”

Quick Tip: Using Azure Resource Manager PowerShell Cmdlets in Azure Automation

This tip addresses a problem you are sure to have if attempting to work with the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) PowerShell cmdlets within Azure Automation in May 2015. I should preface by sharing that I believe this situation may change as the story evolves with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and PowerShell, as the Azure Automation … Continue reading “Quick Tip: Using Azure Resource Manager PowerShell Cmdlets in Azure Automation”

How to stop and start Azure VMs in bulk

Starting and stopping Azure VMs in bulk is pretty easy in PowerShell, but you want to filter your VMs based on the correct property.¬†VMs have a Status property that includes StoppedDeallocated, Stopped, RoleReady, etc. If you are attempting to identify VMs based on status, your PowerShell will have to write your script to filter on … Continue reading “How to stop and start Azure VMs in bulk”