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  • Blog Post: Azure Maximums and Resource Usage from PowerShell

    Technorati Tags: Azure , PowerShell Have you ever struggled to find out how many VM cores, HDInsight cores, storage accounts, or other Azure resources your subscription is set to allow or how many you actually use? Maybe you want to use this information in your automation scripts to avoid trying to create...
  • Blog Post: Get HDInsight Properties with PowerShell

    Small Bites of Big Data from AzureCAT You’ve created your HDInsight Hadoop clusters and now you want to know exactly what you have out there in Azure. Maybe you want to pull the key information into a repository periodically as a reference for future troubleshooting, comparisons, or billing. Maybe you...
  • Blog Post: Use Additional Storage Accounts with HDInsight Hive

    When you create an HDInsight Hadoop cluster you pass in one or more storage accounts and their associated keys. This allows you to access the files on all associated storage accounts from the cluster. If you want to use public storage that isn’t passed in at create time that’s easy –...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Azure PowerShell Cmdlets–Subscription Management

    I've started using the Azure PowerShell cmdlets more often to manage virtual machines and HDInsight in Azure. Once you connect to a subscription everything just works. However, the initial steps to get one or more subscriptions configured to be used from your machine or understanding how to change subscription...
  • Blog Post: Sample PowerShell Script: HDInsight Custom Create

    This is a working script I use to create various HDInsight clusters. For a really reproducible, automated environment you would want to put this into a .ps1 script that accepts parameters (see here for an example). However, you may find the method below good for learning and experimenting. Replace all...
  • Blog Post: Your First HDInsight Cluster–Step by Step

    Small Bites of Big Data from AZURECAT Big Data Tech Training Series #1 Cindy Gross | Murshed Zaman Sometimes it is just hard to get started. Have you been putting off your first foray into Hadoop? Are you not sure where to begin? Let’s get really basic. Prerequisites: Azure subscription...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for Azure cmdlets: Subscription was all Wacky

    I was working on some HDInsight scripts in PowerShell and doing lots of experimenting. I’m not sure what exactly I did but all of a sudden everything stopped working. With lots of interruptions from meetings and chats and lunch…. I couldn’t retrace my steps. Everything seemed to fail on the Azure subscription...
  • Blog Post: How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows

    How to Install the PowerShell Cmdlets for Apache™ Hadoop™-based Services for Windows Small Bites of Big Data Cindy Gross, SQLCAT PM UPDATED JUNE 2013 - The very early version of PowerShell cmdlets I discussed below have been replaced - see Managing Your HDInsight Cluster with...
  • Blog Post: SQL PowerShell Demo - Intro

    SQL PowerShell Demo - Intro Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer Audience: SQL Server DBAs and/or developers who are familiar with basic SQL Server commands, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), and SQL Agent jobs. 0. Prerequisites Read the introductory “ PowerShell For SQL...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for SQL Server - Basics

    PowerShell for SQL Server - Basics Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer Audience: SQL DBAs and/or developers who are familiar with basic SQL Server commands, SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), and SQL Agent jobs. Basics PowerShell processes objects based on .NET. Cmdlets are...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell for SQL - Getting Started

    PowerShell for SQL - Getting Started Cindy Gross, Dedicated Support Engineer You may want to use PowerShell to automate SQL activities such as backups. There are various ways to automate backups. For example, you can centralize the backup calls on an admin server which has some type of list of...
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