Windows Azure Pack and VM Clouds in High Availability

When the Windows Azure Pack is installed for production, the access to the cloud services should be accessible 99,9% of the time. To implement this service level, the Windows Azure Pack has to be deployed with high availability mechanisms as Load-Balancing, SQL AlwaysOn and so on. The below schema shows the Windows Azure Pack deployment in high availability that I ...

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Windows Azure Pack – SMA installation

SMA (Service Management Automation) is a feature that enables to automate tasks in your private cloud from the Windows Azure Pack. SMA is included in the Orchestrator ISO. Three components are needed to run SMA for Windows Azure Pack: SMA Web Services – This is a REST Endpoint used by the Windows Azure Pack to connect to the SMA service. ...

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AlwaysOn Part 8 – Methods to add Database (SCOM)

SQL Server 2012/2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Article Summary Part 1 – AlwaysOn Introduction Part 2 – AlwaysOn Design Part 3 – Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 in Core mode Part 4 – WSFC Cluster Creation Part 5 – Install SQL Core on Windows Core Server Part 6 – AlwaysOn Availability Groups Creation Part 7 – AlwaysOn Availability Groups ...

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AlwaysOn Part 7 – AAG with dedicated Replication Network

SQL Server 2012/2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups: Article Summary Part 1 – AlwaysOn Introduction Part 2 – AlwaysOn Design Part 3 – Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 in Core mode Part 4 – WSFC Cluster Creation Part 5 – Install SQL Core on Windows Core Server Part 6 – AlwaysOn Availability Groups Creation Part 7 – AlwaysOn Availability Groups ...

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Windows Azure Pack – MySQL Server

In the previous topic, I have configured the Website clouds service in the Windows Azure Pack. However websites usually need a database to store configuration and user data. For example Tech-Coffee is powered by WordPress which needs a MySQL database. So in this topic we will see how to implement the MySQL Servers service on the Windows Azure Pack. MySQL ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Website clouds

Website clouds is a service provided by Windows Azure Pack to deliver web hosting to your tenants. This service is similar to web hosting provided by Microsoft Azure. Websites can use ASP.NET or PHP technologies and the website databases can be stored on SQL Server or MySQL. Thanks to Windows Azure Pack, several service levels can be delivered. Websites are ...

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Implement VMM highly available

When Virtual Machine Manager is used, it is the management point of your virtual infrastructure. So VMM is a critical component and usually needs to be implemented in high availability. Moreover when the Windows Azure Pack is used in production, Virtual Machine Manager must be installed in high availability in order to your tenants have almost always access to their ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Notifications

The Windows Azure Pack provides a feature called notifications that enables to send E-mail. Notifications can be useful for tenants for example to receive an E-mail to obtain their forgotten password. It can also be used to increase the level of security by sending an e-mail to tenants which sign up to validate their identity. this avoids the bot registration ...

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Windows Azure Pack – Manage VM Networks

As we have seen in a previous post, Windows Azure Pack can be connected to your virtualization infrastructure relying on System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This is Virtual Machine Clouds (VM Clouds) service that enables to connect to your virtualization infrastructure to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to your tenants. In addition to manage virtual machines, VM Clouds enables ...

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