Tag Archives: WAPack

SCVMM / SMA runbook is stucked in an infinity loop

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 [...]

Connecting App Controller 2012 R2 with System Center 2016 TP4 VMM

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 [...]

Azure / Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM MMA & Operational Insights Template Integration

Digging deeper into the Azure Resource Manager capabilities and the template design I got involved today with the Azure VM Extensions. Especially with the Microsoft Monitoring Agent and the automatic configuration for Azure Operational Insights. -> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/operational-insights/ If you are using VMs in Azure you want some monitoring and analyzing capabilities for 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 [...]

Azure / Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM NSG Template Integration

In my last blog post about the Network Security Group feature I have shown you how to create a NSG via PowerShell and explained why they are important. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/azure-azure-stack-iaas-vm-arm-network-security-group/ Today I will show you how to implement the creation and attach process directly into the IaaS VM ARM template. First of all we create a new resource for the Read more [...]

Cloud Consistency with Azure Resource Manager Whitepaper

Microsoft has announced Azure Stack for the first time at Ignite and a few weeks ago the general availability of the Azure Virtual Machines services in Azure Resource Manager. Azure Resource Manager is the glue between the Azure and Azure Stack consistency. If you are looking for a start with ARM based templates to get ready for Azure or Azure Stack I’m lucky to recommend you a very good whitepaper. Read more [...]

Azure / Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM Network Security Group

An important feature in the new Azure Resource Manager API for Virtual Machine Services are the Network Security Groups. But why are they so important? At the end of June Microsoft announced the general availability for the Azure Virtual Machine services in Azure Resource Manager and with this announcement the new Azure VM services will become more popular. -> http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/general-availability-azure-virtual-machine-services-in-azure-resource-manager/ Let Read more [...]

Azure Stack – IaaS VM ARM Template Deployment & JSON Editors

In this blog post I will write a bit about my opinion why Azure Stack with Azure Resource Manager is the right decision Microsoft has done and which tool to use for editing your JSON template files. Let us start with the IaaS VM ARM template deployment. If you are a bit familiar with the ARM template design you know that you can deploy a VM with only one template. For demonstration about a specific Read more [...]

Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter – Ignite recording available

If you are interested in the storage part of Azure Stack then have a look at the Ignite session about Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter. The session recording is available since this week and gives you an insight in the Azure Stack storage resource provider. -> http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3481 Read more [...]

What is Azure Stack?

There has been some confusion around what Azure Stack is right after the announcement at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. I will try to do a short and high-level clarification based on that what I got from the sessions and I like to invite the Product Group to reach out to me if I got something wrong. First of all Azure Stack is not a Windows Azure Pack 2.0! Even if both products sounds very similar Read more [...]