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Deploy Azure VM from a generalized image

To deploy a large amount of consistent Virtual Machines, generalized images are often used. You can upload a generalized image that you deploy usually on your On-Premise datacenter or you can also create a generalized image directly from Microsoft Azure. In this topic I’ll explain how to capture an image directly from Azure and how to upload your already existing ...

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Understand Microsoft Azure Storage for Virtual Machines

Microsoft Azure provides a storage solution that can be used for files, backups, virtual machines and so on. In this topic I’ll talk about Blob Storage that enables to store virtual disks for Virtual Machines. Storage account To use the Microsoft Azure storage solution, it’s necessary to create a Storage Account. This storage account gives you a single namespace where ...

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Connect Azure Virtual Networks to On-Premise Networks

Microsoft Azure provides a virtual networks solution to connect Virtual Machines for example. If you plan to implement a Hybrid Cloud for your IaaS solution, you should connect your On-Premise networks with Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks. In this topic we will see how to interconnect these networks. When creating a Virtual Networks in Microsoft Azure, you can deploy a gateway. ...

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Deploy Gen2 VM through VM Role in WAP UR6

The Windows Azure Pack Update Rollup 6 has been released today. After upgrading my lab, it’s time to try some new VM Clouds features. So in this topic, I’m going to talk about Gen2 VM deployment though VM Role. Before playing with this new feature, I have updated Virtual Machine Manager, Service Provider Foundation and Windows Azure Pack to Update ...

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Configure 5-Nine Cloud Security for Windows Azure Pack

5-Nine Cloud Security is a security solution for Microsoft Cloud OS and Hyper-V. This solution provides an firewall, an antivirus and an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) to detect malicious attacks. Cloud Security can secure a multi-tenant Hyper-V environment to protect each tenant VMs and hypervisor. Moreover the Hyper-V hosts are protected with agentless antivirus. 5-Nine Cloud Security can be integrated ...

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Implement 5-Nine Cloud Security 5.1 in Windows Azure Pack

5-Nine Cloud Security is a security solution for Microsoft Cloud OS and Hyper-V. This solution provides an firewall, an antivirus and an IDS (Intrusion Detection System) to detect malicious attacks. Cloud Security can secure a multi-tenant Hyper-V environment to protect each tenant VMs and hypervisor. Moreover the Hyper-V hosts are protected with agentless antivirus. 5-Nine Cloud Security can be integrated ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Authenticate tenants with AD FS

By default, Windows Azure Pack provides an Authentication site for tenants. This authentication site can be replaced by an AD Federation Service (AD FS) to allow tenants to log on Windows Azure Pack portal with their own Active Directory credential. Below there is an example of how to authenticate tenants with AD FS: Fabrikam and Contoso forests represent two customers ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Implement billing with Cloud Cruiser

Cloud Cruiser is software that delivers financial management for Clouds. Windows Azure Pack is able to connect to Cloud Cruiser to make chargeback and billing in complete transparency with tenants. In this topic, I will show you how to implement Cloud Cruiser Express edition with Windows Azure Pack to make billing. Requirements Before following this topic, you need below requirements: ...

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