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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Windows Azure Pack – SQL Server in AlwaysOn as a Service

Windows Azure Pack is able to provide Database as a Service to tenants. This service supports SQL Server in high availability using AlwaysOn. So when a tenant uses the service, the database is automatically placed in an AlwaysOn Availability Group. (AAG). In this topic I will show you how to implement this service. Requirements A working SQL Server cluster using ...

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Whitepaper: Implement a highly available private cloud to host virtual machines

For some time I write a whitepaper about how to implement a highly available private cloud to host virtual machines. On this day of Christmas, I have finished and published it. You can download it from this link. This whitepaper explains how to implement a Private Cloud with Windows Azure Pack in high availability from scratch. So I talk about ...

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Connect SCOM 2012R2 to Azure Operational Insights

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights (OpInsights) is a set of tools based on Azure technologies that enables to collect, combine, correlate and visualize all your machine data. OpInsights works with intelligence packs which are collection of logic, visualization and data acquisition rules. These intelligence packs can be added the the OpInsights easily from a gallery. These intelligence packs enable for example ...

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