Setup Azure Function Hybrid Connection

In this latest post in Donnie and I’s Migrating from Orchestrator series, I’ll show you how to setup Hybrid Connection for PowerShell Azure Functions. This will allow you to perform automation tasks on-prem with Function Apps using PowerShell Core. Requirements App Service Plan Azure Function in my case I’m using PowerShell Core You’ll need a …

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Collect SolarEdge Data with PowerShell Azure Functions and Log Analytics

In this post I’ll show you how I collect my solar production data from the SolarEdge API and send it to Log Analytics. Notice I said collect and not monitor. While the SolarEdge API is actually fairly well documented, the API is limited to calls at a 15 minute interval. In the SolarEdge App and …

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Collect Ambient Weather Data with PowerShell Azure Function

You may have seen my previous post on collecting weather data from WeatherUnderground. With this post I will show you how to collect Ambient Weather data from the API with Azure Functions. Why a new post? A few reasons. One, that post was with the experimental Windows PowerShell Azure Functions, which are no longer available. …

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Trigger Automations from Azure Monitor Alerts

This is my second post in our Migrating from Orchestrator series. In Donnie’s last post he showed you how you can trigger automation with EventGrid. In this post I’ll show you how you can trigger automations from Azure Monitor Alerts. Triggering Orchestrator runbooks from SCOM Alerts was one of the more popular type of triggers …

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Its Time to Migrate from Orchestrator

Orchestrator is Dead, Long Live Automation If you reading this blog and are considering installing Orchestrator 2016/2019 –  stop.  Don’t.  Do not pass go, do not collect your salary. Save your time and energy.  Seriously, we know other consultants that are still getting requests for proposals to install System Center Orchestrator, but now is not …

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