Tag Archives: Update

Keeping your ACS Engine Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date

It is quite simple to keep a Kubernetes cluster created by ACS Engine on Azure up-to-date, because the master and agent nodes are configured by default to automatically apply security patches on a nightly schedule. But you need a solution like Kured to automatically reboot the agent nodes in the cluster, so the security patches take effect. Rebooting the master nodes is a manual task after all. -> Read more [...]

Keeping your AKS – Managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date

It is quite simple to keep an AKS – Managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date, because Microsoft automatically applies security patches to the nodes on a nightly schedule as described in the AKS FAQ on the Azure documentation page. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/faq#are-security-updates-applied-to-aks-agent-nodes But you need a solution like Kured to automatically reboot Read more [...]

Link summary for guidance for mitigation and protection from Spectre and Meltdown on Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure

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 [...]

Deploy the update management solution through an Azure Resource Manager template

In my last blog article, I talked about the update management solution in Azure and what the capabilities are. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/keeping-azure-vms-date-update-management-solution/ Today we will have a look on how to deploy the update management solution through an Azure Resource Manager template. All what we need is to define the following Azure services in the template. Read more [...]

Keeping your Azure VMs up-to-date with the update management solution

Based on the Azure services Log Analytics and Azure Automation you can use three new capabilities in the Azure portal for your Azure VMs: inventory, change tracking, and update management. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-management-inventory-and-change-tracking-are-available-in-azure-automation/ In this blog article I will talk about the update management solution. If you Read more [...]

Automated patching for Azure IaaS VMs with OMS update management

During my time at a Microsoft Partner before joining Microsoft and now at Microsoft, customers are asking me, if Microsoft does the patching of Azure IaaS VMs. The answer is no. But with the latest updates to the Update Management solution in the Operations Management Suite, you can now configure an automated patching schedule for your Azure IaaS VMs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/oms-solution-update-management/#installing-updates When Read more [...]

Azure Security Center – keep your Azure VMs up to date

Actually the Azure Security Center is in public preview, but nevertheless it is a very useful extension to the existing Azure services. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-security-center-now-available/ First of all you have to define the security policy for your subscription. Afterwards the Azure Security Center will install the data collection agents on your Azure VMs. Now you have Read more [...]

Rolling Cluster Upgrade in System Center 2016 TP3 VMM

One of the best features in Windows Server 2016 will be the Rolling Cluster Upgrade capability. Even better you can orchestrate it with the System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager. The requirements are very low. Your servers only need a baseboard management controller, you must have also a prepared VHD in your VMM library with Windows Server 2016 on it and a physical computer profile. Let us get Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 7 available

Yesterday Microsoft published the Update Rollup 7 for the System Center 2012 R2 Suite and Windows Azure Pack. -> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3069110 A lot of new features and fixes are included in the UR7 for the Virtual Machine Manager. Support for Windows 10 Client Operating System Support for new Linux Operating Systems Support for VMWare vCenter 5.5 management scenarios Support Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 Update Rollup 4 verfügbar

Seit gestern steht das UR4 für die folgenden System Center 2012 R2 Produkte zur Verfügung: Data Protection Manager Operations Manager Service Manager Service Provider Foundation Service Reporting Virtual Machine Manager Windows Azure Pack -> http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2992012/en-us Zu einigen Komponenten möchte ich gerne noch einige Anmerkungen verlieren. Data Protection Manager Folgende Read more [...]