Tag Archives: PaaS

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 on lower hardware specifications – November refresh

Last week Microsoft has released the November refresh of its Azure Stack TP2 release bits. There are a lot of improvements, so it is recommended to do a fresh deployment of the TP2. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-azure-paas-services-available-for-azure-stack-technical-preview-2-tp2/ What I have discovered editing the following files, is that we got an additional VM in the November Read more [...]

Shutdown and Startup Order for the Microsoft Azure Stack TP2 VMs

In my previous blog post I described how to install the Microsoft Azure Stack TP2 PoC on lower hardware specifications. Because my home lab does not run 24/7 I had to think about the correct shutdown and startup order for the Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 VMs. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/microsoft-azure-stack-technical-preview-2-on-lower-hardware-specifications/ The Azure Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 2 on lower hardware specifications

New technical preview, new challenges. After I got the TP1 running on lower hardware specifications, I have tried the same for the TP2 and want to share the results with you. -> http://www.danielstechblog.info/microsoft-azure-stack-technical-preview-on-lower-hardware/ First of all we have the same hardware requirements for TP2 as for TP1. Component Minimum Recommended CPU Dual-Socket: Read more [...]

Azure announcements and news – Ignite 2016 Day 1

Sadly, I am not at the Microsoft Ignite 2016 in Atlanta this year. But the Azure blog RSS feed has gone crazy today at the first day of Ignite. First you should start reading with the overall post “Cloud innovations empowering IT for business transformation” by Jason Zander. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/cloud-innovations-empowering-it-for-business-transformation/ Then you Read more [...]

Microsoft Cloud Germany now available

What a day for us at Microsoft today. We recently announced the availability of the new Microsoft Azure regions Germany Central and Germany Northeast. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-germany-now-available-via-first-of-its-kind-cloud-for-europe/ -> https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/09/21/microsoft-cloud-expands-with-first-of-its-kind-offering-for-europe/ So Read more [...]

Review VCNRW sessions 2016

On April 20th I had the honor to speak at the first VCNRW sessions about my favorite topic Azure Stack. The one day conference was an awesome event with a set of top international speakers. Thanks to Helge Klein and Timm Brochhaus for such a great event. If you have missed to be on-site at VCNRW sessions, you are lucky! Because the sessions were recorded and are available on Channel 9. -> https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/community-germany/VCNRW2016 You Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack TP – Tweaking the SQL RP Deployment

And again just a longer post for a deployment tweak. When you are deploying the SQL Resource Provider on your Azure Stack installation you have to consider some requirements and stumbling blocks. First point is an Windows Server 2012 R2 image with .NET Framework 3.5 enabled, that is needed for the deployment. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-stack-add-image-pir/#create-an-image-of-windowsserver2012r2-including-net-35 The Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack TP – MySQL RP Deployment Publish-GalleryPackages.ps1 fails

Hey everyone! Just a short post for a short tweak. When you are deploying the MySQL Resource Provider on your Azure Stack installation and you are using the service administrator account with an additional subscription, then the processing of the Publish-GalleryPackages.ps1 fails with the following error. Add-AzureRMGalleryItem : Cannot convert 'System.Object[]' to the type 'System.Guid' required by 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 [...]

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 [...]