Tag Archives: IaaS

Monitoring Azure B-series VM banked credits

In mid-September Microsoft announced the new B-series VM size. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/ Have a look at the following description to understand how the B-series VMs are working. The B-series burstable VMs are ideal for workloads that do not need the full performance of the CPU continuously, like web servers, small databases and Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite session recording of Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices and learnings from the field available

I am back from an awesome Microsoft Ignite in Orlando. If you missed my session at Microsoft Ignite or you were not able to attend the conference in Orlando, have a look at the Microsoft Ignite YouTube Channel where nearly all sessions are published now. Here is my session about Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices and learnings from the field. -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hoIHXQTSbo The Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 2 and 3 recap – Azure announcements

During the last two days at Ignite in Orlando, Microsoft announced more new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. Payment Processing Blueprint for PCI DSS-compliant environments -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/payment-processing-blueprint-for-pci-dss-compliant-environments/ Azure Read more [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017 Day 1 recap – Azure announcements

Today Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando kicked off. Microsoft announced a ton of new Azure capabilities. Have a look at the following selections of the official Azure blog announcements to get started with the new things in Azure. I know the selection is big, but it is worth it to take a look at it. New Azure advancements remove cloud barriers for enterprises at Ignite 2017 -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-advancements-remove-cloud-barriers-for-enterprises-at-ignite-2017/ Automation Read more [...]

Enabling Azure Disk Encryption on Windows Server 2016 Server Core in Azure

Beside the Windows Server 2016 Datacenter image, Microsoft also provides an image with Windows Server 2016 Datacenter - Server Core in Azure. If you are using the Server Core image and want to enable Azure Disk Encryption for the VM, you will see the following error message. The official solution is described in the Azure documentation. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/azure-security-disk-encryption-tsg#troubleshooting-windows-server-2016-server-core You Read more [...]

Integrate auto-shutdown configuration in ARM template deployments for Azure VMs

In November 2016 Microsoft introduced the auto-shutdown feature to Azure VMs which was originally available in Azure DevTest Labs. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/set-auto-shutdown-within-a-couple-of-clicks-for-vms-using-azure-resource-manager/ The auto-shutdown feature can be simply enabled through the Azure portal after a VM is deployed. If you are doing a lot of VM deployments, Read more [...]

Speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando

Microsoft Ignite in Orlando starts in a few weeks and I am happy to be one of the many speakers attending Microsoft Ignite. Even this is my second time, I attended the first one in 2015, it is my first time being a speaker at Ignite. If you are coming to Orlando, I am inviting you to join my session on Friday at 9 a.m. about "Azure IaaS design and performance considerations: Best practices Read more [...]

Running Azure Functions on Azure Germany with the Functions Runtime

Azure Functions is currently not available in Azure Germany. If you want to start with Functions in Azure Germany, then you have to use the Functions Runtime as a workaround. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-functions/functions-runtime-overview -> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55239 The Functions Runtime can be installed on a Windows Server 2016 Read more [...]

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 [...]