Monthly Archives: July 2015

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. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/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 [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Windows Protection

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. In this blog post I will show you how to set up the protection for a Windows Server VM. After you have successfully installed your Windows Master Target start the vContinuum console. Navigate to Administrative Tasks and click on Push Agent. A new window will come up where you have to enter the IP Read more [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout 8.0.1.0 Update 1 available

Microsoft has released the Update 1 for the ASR InMage Scout Version 8.0.1.0. The version 8.0.1.0 is used for the disaster recovery scenario VMware to VMware with Azure Site Recovery. The following fixes and features are included in Update 1. 31 days of free protection per server instances. This enables you to test functionality or set up a proof-of-concept. All operations on the server, including 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 Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Windows Master Target Installation

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. For a short recap of what the Master Target is read the following lines. The Master Target is used as repository and for retention. The Process Server sends its data of the Protected VM to the Master Target. In the next step the Master Target creates the Replica VM in the secondary site and holds the Read more [...]

MVP Award – System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management for the third time

Today I received the most important email in the year and I got the MVP award in the expertise area System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management for the third time in a row. I am totally happy and feel very honored! Ahead with Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Microsoft Azure Stack it will be a very exciting award year! Furthermore I am looking forward to the MVP Global Summit in November Read more [...]