Tag Archives: Testing

Adding value to your DevTest Labs users with additional Azure services

If you are working with Azure DevTest Labs you already know that all the nice things are built around to provide a test environment for Azure IaaS VMs. So far so good, but what can you do to provide your DevTest Labs users with access to PaaS services? Azure DevTest Labs got you covered with a feature called environments. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-devtest-labs-support-for-creating-environment-with-arm-templates/ Environments 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free trial subscriptions for Azure Germany

Today at the Microsoft Technical Summit in Darmstadt, Scott Guthrie announced the availability of the free trial subscriptions for Azure Germany. If you want to test Azure Germany for 30 days, just sign up and create your free trial. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/germany/ -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/clouds/germany/ 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 [...]