Tag Archives: IaaS

Running the Azure Stack Development Kit on Azure

After I posted a picture on Twitter showing the Azure Stack Development Kit running on Azure, I got several question how I have done it. First of all it was just a demonstration of our new nested virtualization capability available with the Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes. I recommend to deploy the ASDK on-premises on hardware. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-dv3-and-ev3-vm-sizes/https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-dv3-and-ev3-vm-sizes/ -> Read more [...]

Speaking at Experts Live Europe

I am honored to be able to speak at Experts Live Europe, former System Center Universe Europe, for the fourth time in a row. The conference takes place in Berlin from 23rd August 23rd till August 25th. I will be on-site the whole conference and having the following sessions. Thursday at 12 pm: Discussion Panel: Business Continuity together with Robert Hedblom and Janaka Rangama -> https://expertsliveeurope2017.sched.com/event/AH9J/discussion-panel-business-continuity?iframe=no&w=100%&sidebar=yes&bg=no Read more [...]

Troubleshoot Azure VPN gateways with the Azure Network Watcher

Earlier this year Microsoft has launched a new Azure service for network diagnostics and troubleshooting called Network Watcher. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/network-watcher/ The Network Watcher offers a range of tools like VPN diagnostics and packet capturing to mention two of them. But I would like to talk about the VPN diagnostics capability in this blog post. Before Read more [...]

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 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 [...]