From a security perspective the new year has started with a big bang. If you have lost the traction where you get the necessary information for guidance for mitigation and protection from Spectre and Meltdown on Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Azure, then have a look at the following link summary.
Windows Server in general:
Windows Server guidance to protect against speculative execution side-channel Read more [...]
New technical preview, new challenges. After I got the TP1 and TP2 running on lower hardware specifications, I have tried the same for the TP3 and want to share the results with you.
First of all we have the same hardware requirements for TP3 as for TP1 and TP2.
Dual-Socket: 12 Physical Cores
Dual-Socket: 16 Physical Cores
96 GB RAM
128 Read more [...]
When you want to use the Azure Active Directory in the national cloud or sovereign cloud Microsoft Azure Germany you have to adjust two files in the Azure Stack TP2 bits.
The two files are:
Let us start Read more [...]
Last week Microsoft has released the November refresh of its Azure Stack TP2 release bits. There are a lot of improvements, so it is recommended to do a fresh deployment of the TP2.
What I have discovered editing the following files, is that we got an additional VM in the November Read more [...]
In my previous blog post I described how to install the Microsoft Azure Stack TP2 PoC on lower hardware specifications. Because my home lab does not run 24/7 I had to think about the correct shutdown and startup order for the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 VMs.
The Azure Read more [...]
New technical preview, new challenges. After I got the TP1 running on lower hardware specifications, I have tried the same for the TP2 and want to share the results with you.
First of all we have the same hardware requirements for TP2 as for TP1.
Dual-Socket: Read more [...]
What an early Christmas present! Yesterday Microsoft has released the hardware requirements for the upcoming Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview.
What other informations get we beside the hardware requirements? That the Azure Stack Technical Preview will be a single box installation.
Our goal is to enable you to experience the Azure Stack Technical Preview in a single server, instantiated as a Read more [...]
Just a quick note to a situation I experienced last week I want to share with you.
Assume you have installed the VMM console on your SMA runbook worker to get the VMM PowerShell cmdlets. So you can leverage them directly on the runbook worker.
The important part is to keep the VMM console up to date on the runbook worker and at the same version compared to your VMM management server. Otherwise Read more [...]
The Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 took place in Darmstadt from 17th November till 19th November and the sessions are now available through Channel 9. Most of the sessions are in German and only a few in English.
I was honored again for the third time in a row to be a speaker at this great event. Read more [...]
Let me start this blog post with the explanation why I am writing about connecting App Controller 2012 R2 with SCVMM 2016 TP4. It is not about that I like App Controller more than Windows Azure Pack or something else.
The reason is that I presented last week my session “What’s new in System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager?” to the audiences at the Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 and Experts Read more [...]