Tag Archives: Preview

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 [...]

Using Azure Active Directory in Microsoft Azure Germany for Microsoft Azure Stack

When you want to use the Azure Active Directory in the national cloud or sovereign cloud Microsoft Azure Germany you have to adjust two files in the Azure Stack TP2 bits. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/clouds/germany/ The two files are: -> X:\CloudDeployment\Configuration\InstallAzureStackPOC.ps1 ->X:\CloudDeployment\Common\AzureADConfiguration.psm1 Let us start Read more [...]

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 Storage Service Encryption – Azure Resource Manager template

Enabling Storage Service Encryption for an Azure Storage account in the portal is only a one click show. As well with PowerShell it is very easy. Currently there is no Azure Resource Manager QuickStart template available on GitHub for SSE. Therefore you have to dive into the ARM Storage schema with API version 2016-01-01. -> https://github.com/Azure/azure-resource-manager-schemas/blob/master/schemas/2016-01-01/Microsoft.Storage.json So Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview – incremental release published

One of the pain points with the first Microsoft Azure Stack TP were the long running operations for IaaS regarding VM deployment, deletion, start and stop. Microsoft has released an incremental update yesterday to fix these issues and some more. Faster VM deployment times Better performance in VM-related actions such as stop, start, delete Incremental stability and reliability improvements to Read more [...]

Azure Stack and Azure Consistency

One of the interesting things of Azure Stack beside the underlying hardware infrastructure is the consistency with Azure. But interesting is the wrong wording for this it is the key concept and one of the reasons why Azure Stack exists. True consistency between the public cloud offer and the private cloud offer. It is an unique offer right now on the market. Let us have a look on some of the good Read more [...]

Microsoft Azure Stack – Deploying your own images as a tenant

As a tenant you may want to deploy your own images instead of using the images provided by the cloud service provider. All you need to achieve your objective in Azure Stack is a sysprepped Windows Server or Linux image, an ARM template and a PowerShell script. The first step is to prepare the ARM template. I am using two files for the ARM template the general template file and the parameter template 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 [...]