And so it begins …
The day had only just begun … I got into the office … I grabbed a coffee … sat down at my desk.
I tried connecting to one of my Azure dev VM’s but for some reason I couldn’t RDP to it. I waited a bit of time and then tried again, but still no luck.
My Azure AutomationAccount was configured to automatically start and shutdown my VM’s each working day.
I checked the logs for my AutomationAccount and found the message
“The Server encountered an internal error. Please retry the request.”.
One of the most common Azure administration tasks is scheduling an auto stop & start of your Azure VM’s to save you a few $$$.
Here’s a quick post showing how you can do this.
Azure now provides the ability to auto start and shutdown UPDATE: ARM based VM’s. If you are however still using a Classic VM, you can follow the below guide.
If you use a
Dynamic Disk in Oracle VirtualBox then you’ll probably notice that your disk space usage will increase over time however this space never reclaimed when you delete data from your virtual machine.
Let me explain …
Ok, for the record, I’m not the biggest fan of iTunes for Windows, and that’s why when I needed to use iTunes I decided to install it within an
Oracle Virtualbox virtual machine.
This configuration provides the benefit of portability and it also prevents Apple iTunes from wreaking havoc on your host PC.
Hooray for no iTunes on my host machine!!!
Anyway, this is how you do it,