As you may know, I am a bit fan of automation and source control, and the reason for this is that these tools help me provide a stable IT environment for customers and internal use. The confidence that doing an installation or update and that the deployment is executed exactly as I did the last time is something I appreciate.
We all know that we shouldn’t put any passwords into our code and check them into source control, but many guides (including my own) often reference a password variable or parameter. The parameter option is actually OK, in my opinion, as long as you then reference a secure password from either an Azure DevOps library, GitHub Secret, or using an
This is the last part of this blog series, and here I want to show you how to use a JSON configuration file and a PowerShell script to deploy the same environment as you have seen in the first five parts of the series. This deployment type will feel familiar to many consultants since PowerShell is widely used among consultants.
In this part of the series, I will create two virtual machines and join them in my on-premises domain. These machines will be Citrix Cloud Connectors that will serve my Citrix environment with a new resource location in Azure. The Cloud Connectors will be deployed in an Azure Availability Set to ensure high availability. Source code can be found on
In this part of the blog series, I want to create the VPN connection from Azure to my on-premises lab environment. As I did in the last part, I will create a new branch in Github for my work. I am doing this to ensure that my main branch is always running without errors. I will call this new branch
I want to create my resource groups and my virtual network in this part of the blog series. To create these resources will use a combination of Bicep files, where I split my code into an execution file with parameters and a generic template file. I am doing this to not limit my options for deploying environments. In fact, the
In part 1 of the series, I got my GitHub repository set up with a secret containing a service principal for Azure. This setup allows me to create a GitHub actions deployment using the service principal as authentication. In this part, I create the GitHub action to create a resource group in my Azure subscription. GitHub actions are using the
I want to guide you through the initial setup for GitHub Actions and Bicep in this blog series. If you read my last series on Azure and Terraform, I want to do the same deployment, but this time using the tools mentioned. As this is a getting started guide, I will show all the steps I have taken to set
In this last part of the blog series, I will create a virtual machine and install the Citrix Cloud Connector software on this machine. It is important that the VM can reach the domain and join it since a Citrix Cloud Connector has to be domain joined before it will install. In my case, here I have the VPN up
In this part of the series I want to add the VPN to the solution and this includes the Virtual Network Gateway, the Local Gateway and the Connection objects in Azure and then I will also show you the setup in my ubiquiti setup I run at home. The VPN connection is a great way to get something running in