Author: PeterEgerton

Hybrid Cloud – It’s both the future and the past

We’ve all heard of the cloud by now, it’s fair to say it’s now a mainstream term for many people (not including the weather!) and most would agree it’s the future. When we look specifically at enterprise IT there’s still a discussion to be had on whether you should go public cloud, private cloud or hybrid cloud. There’s even more concepts coming down the line bu...

EMS Conditional Access Troubleshooter

The guys at Microsoft have released this fairly comprehensive troubleshooting flow for conditional access. I think if you can remember it all you’re doing well so this one might be worth a print and stick to the wall if you’re doing IT support. Download the full hi-resolution version from the Microsoft TechNet gallery here – https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Conditional-acces...

SCCM – Cloud Management Gateway limitation

I wanted to write a quick post about this on here as it’s the perfect place for this hybrid cloud solution and I wanted to make people aware of a limitation of a new feature in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager – Cloud Management Gateway. If you’re not familiar with the Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) then I’ll abbreviate it as an alternative solution to internet...

Backing Up SCOM Custom Management Packs Automatically With Folder Structure

Originally posted by Connor McCardle I was asked by a customer to create a simple automated backup method to ensure their custom SCOM management packs were backed up, but also whilst keeping a sensible folder structure. This ended up being a simple PowerShell script which was ran on a schedule using Task Scheduler on one of the management servers. One of the requests was to give a folder structure...

Azure Route-Based VPN with Palo Alto Firewall – Dropping Connection

Originally posted by Jay Avent I have recently been working with a customer who were trying to set up a Site-to-Site VPN connection to Azure using their on-premises Palo Alto firewall device. Their firewall was a supported model running the required PAN-OS version (v7.0.5+). They configured the device as per the documentation linked to from the Azure Support website – https://live.paloaltonetworks...

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