Tag Archives: PowerShell

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 [...]

Start and stop Azure VMs without access to Microsoft Azure

Imagine you want to provide specific users with the ability to start and stop VMs, but you do not want to provide access for them to the Azure portal. Then you can use Azure Automation with webhooks. First create an Azure Automation account in the region of your choice. Make sure that the option “Create Azure Run As account” is enabled. After the successful creation of the Automation Read more [...]

Set up the Azure Usage and Billing Insights Portal for demo purposes

Last week Microsoft announced the availability of the Azure Usage and Billing Insights (AUBI) Portal. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-release-of-the-azure-usage-and-billing-portal/ A setup guide is provided on the GitHub repository. https://github.com/Microsoft/AzureUsageAndBillingPortal/blob/master/Documentation/HOWTO.md So what is the intention of this blog post? Read more [...]

Free tools for your daily work with Microsoft Azure / Azure Stack

When you are working with Azure or Azure Stack you have to use additional tools to keep your work easy. I would like to present some free tools, I am using at my daily work with Azure and Azure Stack Let us start with the area storage explorer, something you want to use instead of the portal itself. In the beginning we had the Azure Storage Explorer, a CodePlex project, that is not developed Read more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 4.0

Today I am releasing version 3.4 and 4.0 of my Storage Overcommitment PowerShell script and first of all I want to talk about the changes I have made. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c Version 3.4 adds support for selecting multiple Hyper-V clusters and will be the GUI version from now on. That said you will use version 3.4 not on a regular basis compared Read more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 3.2

Nearly 1000 downloads got my CSV Overcommitment PowerShell script on the TechNet Gallery and again it was time to invest some hours into it. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c My main focus was to add support for SMB 3.0 file shares which are managed by VMM. Till version 3.1 the script supported only Cluster Shared Volumes and not SMB 3.0 file shares that Read more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Network Configuration Script – Version 2.0

Last year I had published the first version of my Network Configuration Script for the System Center Virtual Machine Manager. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/system-center-2012-r2-vmm-powershell-vmm-network-configuration-script/ Today I have added some additional configuration options and published version 2.0. With version 2.0 the PowerShell script supports the following options. Define the Read more [...]

Windows Azure Pack – NLB Konfiguration

Wie im Blogartikel “Hochverfügbarkeit für SPF, SMA und WAP” schon angesprochen muss man die WAP Komponenten  nach der NLB Installation und Konfiguration noch per PowerShell anpassen. In meinem Szenario wurde das Windows Azure Pack auf zwei Servern so installiert, dass man die IaaS Komponente VM Clouds nutzen kann. Dabei befinden sich das Admin und Tenant Portal auf beiden Servern. Da die WAP Read more [...]

SMA Runbook – Convert WAP VM Role OS Differencing Disk

Wer sich mit dem VM Role Gallery Items für das VM Deployment im Windows Azure Pack befasst hat, der wird festgestellt haben, dass diese Differencing Disks verwenden. Für Cloud Service Provider sind diese Art von Disks sehr von Vorteil, da sie sehr wenig Storage bei vielen bereitgestellten VMs benötigen. Möchte man aber die VM Role Gallery Items in einem Unternehmen intern verwenden, dann kommt Read more [...]

VHD Rename PowerShell Script – Version 3.1

Nach einem Kommentar zu meinem VHD Rename PowerShell Script in der TechNet Gallery habe ich mich die letzten Tage daran gemacht das Script komplett integrationsfähig für WAP & SMA zu gestalten. Konkret heißt das, dass die Version 3.1 als Automation Action für VM Clouds im Windows Azure Pack verwendet werden kann. Dazu wurde der Workflow so umgebaut, dass dieser auf die erfolgreiche Beendigung Read more [...]