Azure PowerPoint Diagrams – Hub and Spoke Networks (#2/9)

From PowerPoint Diagrams of Azure Concepts & Architecture:
While working with multiple Enterprise teams as an Azure Consultant, I repeatedly use, modify and add to decks of PowerPoint slides that I customize for communicating Azure concepts to team members in various departments.
Diagram Sources:


2. Hub and Spoke Networks – 7 slides

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Azure PowerPoint Diagrams – Governance (#1/9)

From PowerPoint Diagrams of Azure Concepts & Architecture:
While working with multiple Enterprise teams as an Azure Consultant, I repeatedly use, modify and add to decks of PowerPoint slides that I customize for communicating Azure concepts to team members in various departments.
Diagram Sources:


1. Governance – 3 Slides 

 Download Governance PPT deck

I use these 3 slides to give an overview explanation of Azure Account and Subscription Management to new clients:

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PowerPoint Diagrams of Azure Concepts & Architecture

While working with multiple Enterprise teams as an Azure Consultant, I repeatedly use, modify and add to a deck of PowerPoint slides that I customize for communicating Azure concepts to team members in various departments.

Diagram Sources:

While it is helpful to have the Visio files available for download from some of the Microsoft Documents, I’ve found it is faster to work with clients using PowerPoint. Diagrams in PowerPoint are very simple for me to work with, to customize for each client quickly and to present during remote communications with teams. (The Microsoft Visio diagrams also provide icons and design elements to use in your own PowerPoint presentations.) When possible, we’ve given the link to the Microsoft pages where the original diagrams are found.

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Adding a Root Domain to Azure CDN endpoint

We have a static website running from an Azure storage account, using Azure CDN to deliver with a custom domain name and HTTPS. (https://www.alvarnet.com) We need the root custom domain (alvarnet.com) to also be resolvable.

It wasn’t clear in online documentation how to add the root domain to an Azure CDN endpoint, or if it was even possible yet – sub-domains only for CDN endpoints seem to be the standard. In fact, CDN Allow Root Domain for Custom Domains is an Azure ‘feature request’ that has been under review for over a year!

Unsuccessful Trial:

  • I created a new CDN endpoint but the CNAME of the root domain name wasn’t recognized
  • Our DNS provider, EasyDNS, allows for CNAME/Alias records of root domains – but mapping the root domain as a Custom hostname to the alvarnet.azureedge.net CDN endpoint still wouldn’t work. The error message when trying to ‘Add a custom domain‘ basically said it didn’t recognize the CNAME mapping between the root domain and the CDN endpoint.

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Add HTTP Rules to an Azure Content Delivery Network

We are in the process of setting up a static custom domain website with SSL being hosted from an Azure storage account.

After getting HTTPS protocol to work, it is necessary to set up HTTP Rules for the CDN endpoint to be able to serve up the proper landing page of the website, plus force redirecting of all http traffic to https.

Previous steps in Setting up a custom domain website being hosted from an Azure storage account:

In order to be able to configure the Azure CDN’s Rules Engine, the Azure CDN Profile must be the Premium Verizon pricing tier. This is the only one of the 4 Azure CDN products that have the Rule Engine feature:

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Migrate a Custom Domain & Add SSL to an Azure Content Delivery Network endpoint.

We are in the process of setting up a static custom domain website being hosted from an Azure storage account. While an Azure Storage Account can have a custom domain added to it, it doesn’t support the HTTPS protocol. Using an Azure CDN will allow both a custom domain, work with an SSL certificate giving HTTPS security.

Previous steps in Setting up a custom domain website being hosted from an Azure storage account:

These are the steps to migrate the custom domain which has already been added to a Storage Account hosting the website assets, to an Azure CDN endpoint.

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