Tag Archives: WAPack

Microsoft Ignite Announcements – Azure Stack and OMS

Day one of Microsoft Ignite in Chicago is over and I want to let you now what is coming next regarding the Cloud OS story. First of all the next version of Windows Server and System Center will be called Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. A huge announcement was Azure Stack! So Azure Stack is the replacement for Windows Azure Pack and will provide you with a consistent Microsoft Azure cloud Read more [...]

SCVMM/WAP UR6 – VM Role Gallery Item Generation 2 VM Support

Microsoft is listening to our feedback and gives us the Generation 2 VM support for the VM role gallery item with Update Rollup 6 for VMM & WAP. Just want to mention that with VMM Update Rollup 6 Generation 2 VM support for Service Templates is also included. -> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/255259-azure-pack/suggestions/6061875-vm-role-add-gen2-support -> https://systemcentervmm.uservoice.com/forums/280803-general-vmm-feedback/suggestions/7000578-generation-2-vm-support-for-service-templates -> Read more [...]

System Center & Windows Azure Pack – IaaS Usage Metering Configuration Check

Two weeks ago I decided to write a PowerShell script for the purpose to check the whole IaaS usage metering configuration of System Center & Windows Azure Pack. As you already may know I have some kind of addiction for the usage metering & reporting process and the troubleshooting part. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/azure-like-chargeback-with-system-center-windows-azure-pack-part-1/ -> Read more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 2

In my previous blog post I have shown you how to do an Azure like chargeback with the different KPI’s out of Service Reporting and the cost calculation. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/azure-like-chargeback-with-system-center-windows-azure-pack-part-1/ In this blog post I will present you the PowerShell runbooks that will automate the manual part whom I talked about in part one. It is a solution Read more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 1

Since the release of Windows Azure Pack a frequently asked question is about the chargeback in Windows Azure Pack. I have heart the question a thousand times why Microsoft does not provide us with the chargeback and billing system from Azure for Windows Azure Pack. The answer is not that easy and I’m not willing to discuss it here in my blog. But I will show you something how you can provide your Read more [...]

SCVMM/WAP UR5 – VM Role Gallery Item Disk Deployment Changes

Microsoft is listening to our feedback and gives us the choice between differencing or dedicated disks for the VM role gallery item with Update Rollup 5 for VMM & WAP. -> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/255259-azure-pack/suggestions/6036538-option-to-select-between-differencing-disk-or-dedi -> http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3023195/en-us Prior to UR5 you had to use a SMA runbook like Read more [...]

Windows Azure Pack – ADFS authentication and the NetBIOS domain name

Normally you would only change the authentication mechanism for the WAP Tenant Portal to ADFS and let the Windows Authentication as the default setting for the WAP Admin Portal. When you decide to change the authentication mechanism for the WAP Admin Portal also to ADFS then you have to consider the following behavior of WAP and ADFS. Let us assume your domain name is wapack.com and your NetBIOS domain Read more [...]

Join the Windows Azure Pack Community

You are working with the Windows Azure Pack and have not joined the Windows Azure Pack Community yet? Then it’s time to join the community to stay up to date. -> http://www.microsoft.com/web/wap/ You will get prior to the release date the newest information about the next upcoming Update Rollup. What bug fixes are included and when it is scheduled for release. Additionally you get a lot more Read more [...]

Linux Deployment – WAP VM Role Gallery Item – Addition One

As I have mentioned it in my previous blog post about the Linux deployment of a Windows Azure Pack VM Role that I will test some more Linux distributions. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/linux-deployment-wap-vm-role-gallery-item/ I have tested four new Linux distributions now. fedora 21, Oracle Linux 6.6, openSUSE 13.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12. Have a look at the table for the results. Read more [...]

Windows Azure Pack with Azure – Konube Integrator

The Windows Azure Pack gives you the possibility to provide Azure services out of your own datacenter to your customers or internal business units. The most common services in an on-premises environment are VM clouds and SQL servers. You can also provide your customers with Website clouds, Service Bus clouds and MySQL servers. But when you use  Windows Azure Pack you want to leverage the whole Cloud Read more [...]