Author Archives: Daniel

Develop solutions for Azure Stack on Azure

If you want to develop solutions for Azure Stack in your Azure subscription, then have a look at the Azure Stack Policy Module. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-policy-module What does the Azure Stack Policy Module with your Azure subscription? The policy module will deploy and enable a set of Azure policies, so only Azure services and API versions supported Read more [...]

Does have ADE or SSE a performance impact on Azure IaaS VMs?

Before I begin to write about this topic, I want to clarify that the results are not an official statement by Microsoft. The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer’s view in anyway. Now we have clarified that, let us begin to talk about what ADE and SSE are in a short way. ADE stands for Azure Disk Encryption and is the volume-based encryption option Read more [...]

Using Azure Backup with ADE protected VMs in Azure Germany

Yesterday I have written a blog post about the availability of ASR and Azure Backup in Azure Germany. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/azure-backup-azure-site-recovery-available-azure-germany/ Today I would like to share some information with you about using Azure Backup with Azure Disk Encryption protected VMs. If you start right away deploying a Recovery Services vault and protecting your Read more [...]

Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery available in Azure Germany

Since today the Recovery Services vault for Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery is available in Azure Germany. -> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuregermany/2017/05/04/azure-backup-and-site-recovery-verfugbar-available-in-azure-germany/ Just hit the Azure Marketplace in Azure Germany select the Monitoring + Management section and select Backup and Site Recovery (OMS). Select your Read more [...]

Using Veeam FastSCP with Azure VMs and self-signed certificates

When working with Azure VMs you have several options to copy files into your VMs. One tool I really like is Veeam FastSCP, because my Azure VMs are just dev / test machines and are neither part of an Active Directory nor I have a VPN connection with the my Azure Virtual Network. -> https://www.veeam.com/fastscp-azure-vm.html So I want a secure way to get files into my Azure VMs and here comes Read more [...]

Demystifying Azure VMs bandwidth specification – F-series

As you may know Microsoft specifies the bandwidth of Azure VMs with low, moderate, high, very high and extremely high. As Yousef Khalidi, CVP Azure Networking, has written in his blog post in March, Microsoft will provide specific numbers to each Azure VM size in April. When our world-wide deployment completes in April, we’ll update our VM Sizes table so you can see the expected networking throughput Read more [...]

Get notified with OMS on Azure service incidents

One of my colleagues has posted already a blog article about using OMS for Azure service incidents notification. -> https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nicole_welch/2017/03/using-oms-to-alert-on-azure-service-outages/ So read this blog post first, before you continuing with mine. Because I am describing how to fine-tune the notifications. In the blog post of my colleague, she only creates Read more [...]

Managed disks support in new created Azure DevTest Lab labs

Yesterday, Microsoft announced the managed disks support for all new created Azure DevTest Lab labs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-devtest-labs-managed-disks-supported-in-new-labs/ For existing DevTest Lab labs have a look at my previous blog post to realize the use of managed disks. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/using-managed-disks-azure-devtest-lab/ Read more [...]

Using managed disks with Azure DevTest Lab

Currently the Azure DevTest Lab service does not let you use managed disks during the VM deployment, because it does not support them. When you have the need for managed disks in an Azure DevTest Lab, you can use the environment capability with Azure Resource Manager templates. Create an Azure Resource Manager template  for a VM deployment with managed disks and upload it to GitHub repository. Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 on lower hardware specifications

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. Component Minimum Recommended CPU Dual-Socket: 12 Physical Cores Dual-Socket: 16 Physical Cores Memory 96 GB RAM 128 Read more [...]