Deploy Azure Resources with JSON template

If you are using Microsoft Azure, you may have noticed that currently there are two Portals: Standard Azure Portal: https://manage.windowsazure.com Preview Portal: https://portal.azure.com The Standard Azure Portal is based on the REST API called Service Management while the Preview Portal is based on Azure Resource Manager (ARM). Microsoft introduces ARM to simplify the deployment in their Public Cloud thanks to ...

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Manage Azure VM from Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

Since Update Rollup 6 of Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2, it is possible to manage Azure VM from the VMM console. You can do simple actions as stop or start the machine, establish an RDP connection. In this topic I’ll describe how to add the Azure Subscription to manage Azure VM from Virtual Machine Manager 2012R2. Requirements To follow this topic ...

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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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StarWind Webinar: Get Unbelievable Performance without Expensive All-Flash Arrays

Webinar: Get Unbelievable Performance without Expensive All-Flash Arrays Date: 16 June 10am PT / 1pm ET Speaker: Max Kolomyeytsev, StarWind Software Inc. Product Manager Have you noticed the way all-flash arrays silently conquered the market of high-performance storage? And do you know it’s really possible to get all-flash performance without actually spending a fortune? Spindle drives are too weak for ...

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Implement Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server Technical Preview 2

Microsoft recently announced a new feature called Storage Spaces Direct that enables to make a storage solution in High Availability with local storage of each node. This local storage can be internal disks or external disks in a JBOD tray for example. This technology supports SATA or SAS disks. It is a great improvement for Software-Defined Storage (SDS). Software-Defined Storage ...

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Prepare a VHDX image of Nano Server

Microsoft has recently announced a new version of Windows Server 2016 called Nano Server. The main advantage of this Windows Server version is the small footprint. For that, Microsoft has removed the Graphical User Interface stack, 32-bit support, local logins or Remote Desktop support. Nano Server can be managed only remotely by using PowerShell, WMI or WinRM. Nano Server has ...

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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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