January 22, 2020
repair vm

Azure Linux – troubleshooting the “no boot/no ssh” scenario

Azure Cloud silently released some new features to help everyday Azure Cloud Administrators with troubleshooting the "no boot/no ssh" scenario. The efforts into this direction started about 2 years ago with the public release of the "Serial Console" feature, which finally allowed customers to reach out to their VMs from the Azure Portal, without the need of an SSH connection.
April 25, 2019

Azure Storage Explorer on Linux

Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer is a widely used tool by all Azure cloud administrators. However, with the increasing number of Linux VMs in the Azure Cloud, having a working version of Azure Storage Explorer on a Linux machine became a necessity, and Microsoft did took the 1st steps into providing one.
July 27, 2018

Linux and CIFS files permissions

Since I spend almost every day working with the Azure Cloud, these days I’ve been playing around with the Azure File Share and Linux. One of […]
March 21, 2018
Kill Active SSH Session

Force close active SSH connections after a defined time interval

How to kill an active SSH session after a defined time interval ?   Every Linux admin has used the idle timeout option  in /etc/ssh/sshd_config  given […]
July 31, 2017

How to remove orphaned PID files

If you have multiple PID files for the same process ( e.g. 1_process_name.pid, 2_process_name.pid, ecc. ) you may have a situation like the one described above. So, how do you delete the PID files for the processes that are no longer running, without interfering with the running processes?