Updating server extensions

27-Jan-2020 16:06

Read the extension Reference Name and Version from the output of the following cmdlet: Get-Azure VM –Service Name –Name | Get-Azure VMBGInfo Extension Get-Azure VM –Service Name –Name | Set-Azure VMBGInfo Extension –Reference Name –Version –Disable | Update-Azure VM Logoff/Login is required sometimes to disable Bginfo.

Note : If you are already a Bginfo user, then you might want to note that the Extension Version of BGfino does not support modifying Bginfo settings on the VM yet.

One of the new features announced recently for Windows Azure Infrastructure Services is the VM Agent.

The VM Agent is a light weight process intended to bootstrap additional solutions, offered both by Microsoft and partners, for configuring, managing, and accelerating Virtual Machines.

Though this blog is focused on Virtual Machines, I want to add that the Extensions are applicable for Cloud Service VMs as well and a couple of them are already available, RDP and WAD extension for Cloud Services.

In upcoming blogs we’ll discuss more these and other new Cloud Services Extensions.

Once you are able to log in with this reset password, it is recommended to change the password.

This is where VM Extensions simplifies VM Management.VMAccess: If you have previously lost your Iaa S VM password, you know there is no way to recover it.Similarly if the RDP settings of the VM are broken there is no easy way to fix it. For password VMAccess provides a mechanism for the user to get back on the VM by resetting the password and also user name.Enabling VM extensions has one simple pre-requisite – create an Iaa S VM by enabling the VMAgent.When you create a VM from portal or the latest Azure Powershell , VMAgent is enabled by default unless its manually disabled.

This is where VM Extensions simplifies VM Management.VMAccess: If you have previously lost your Iaa S VM password, you know there is no way to recover it.Similarly if the RDP settings of the VM are broken there is no easy way to fix it. For password VMAccess provides a mechanism for the user to get back on the VM by resetting the password and also user name.Enabling VM extensions has one simple pre-requisite – create an Iaa S VM by enabling the VMAgent.When you create a VM from portal or the latest Azure Powershell , VMAgent is enabled by default unless its manually disabled.Once Bginfo is enabled, the VM desktop has a wallpaper like this: If you want to add it manually there is handy cmdlet Set-Azure VMBGInfo Extension.