Monthly Archives: December 2014

Linux Deployment – WAP VM Role Gallery Item – Addition One

As I have mentioned it in my previous blog post about the Linux deployment of a Windows Azure Pack VM Role that I will test some more Linux distributions. -> I have tested four new Linux distributions now. fedora 21, Oracle Linux 6.6, openSUSE 13.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. Have a look at the table for the results. Read more [...]

Book review – Hyper-V Best Practices

During the holidays I had the time to review the new book “Hyper-V Best Practices” written by my MVP colleague Benedict Berger. First of all the book is divided into eight chapters. Chapter 1: Accelerate Hyper-V Deployment Chapter 2: High Availability Scenarios Chapter 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery Chapter 4: Storage Best Practices Chapter 5: Network Best Practices Chapter 6: Hyper-V Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery – Hyper-V on-premises to Azure

Microsoft is investing a lot in its DR solution Azure Site Recovery. The newest public GA announcement is about the DR scenario on-premises to Azure. Since mid-December 2014 Azure Site Recovery does not rely anymore on VMM to enable the on-premises to Azure scenario. All you need is a Hyper-V host or cluster and an Azure subscription. As of today Azure Site Recovery covers the following DR scenarios. On-premises Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure – Windows Server 2012 R2 VM not activated

I had a strange situation last week. I deployed two Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VMs in Azure and tried out the new management experience through the preview portal. At the same time I had done some VM configurations in the current portal. Maybe that was the reason why one of the VMs became not activated. I don't know. But no worry Microsoft Azure is using Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter for Read more [...]

Windows Azure Pack with Azure – Konube Integrator

The Windows Azure Pack gives you the possibility to provide Azure services out of your own datacenter to your customers or internal business units. The most common services in an on-premises environment are VM clouds and SQL servers. You can also provide your customers with Website clouds, Service Bus clouds and MySQL servers. But when you use  Windows Azure Pack you want to leverage the whole Cloud Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 Service Reporting – Troubleshooting

In an IaaS deployment with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 VMM, Operations Manager, SPF & Windows Azure Pack the most difficult and annoying part is to setup and configure Service Reporting for the chargeback. It is kind of exhausting getting Service Reporting up and running. But keep calm and continue reading. First let us assume you have installed and configured Service Reporting the right way. Read more [...]