Author Archives: Mark Scholman

Working directly with the Azure Stack Resource Manager API

I would like to follow up on a blog post I have read here. They talk about how you can interact directly with the Azure Resource Manager API with PowerShell or other programming / scripting languages. The advantage is I don’t need any Azure PowerShell modules in order to retrieve any data from Azure Stack. […]

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Azure Stack TP2 November Update released

  Microsoft released Azure Stack TP2 Update. With this update you have to do a reinstall of your host and they have enabled Azure Stack PaaS services like SQL, MySQL and App Services. Compared with the TP1 App Services new features are enabled like Mobile and API apps: To get started download the TP2 bits here […]

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Azure Stack TP2 installation failed

Let me write a quick blog on my experience with a installation I did last night. This morning I arrived in the office and was hoping on a completed deployment, but instead I see this: Instead of trying to go to the C:\CloudDeployment and run the installazurestack -rerun leave this PowerShell box open and run […]

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Connect Azure Stack to public domain / IP

I managed to get Azure Stack running on a public URL. To help you understand the architecture in TP2 and components used I will try to explain step by step how things have been done. For the networking part to get it to work you need BGP on your switch configured. If you connect Azure […]

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iDNS in Azure Stack

In this blogpost I will try to explain what iDNS is and how it is implemented in the latest technical preview Azure Stack. iDNS is a name resolution service for virtual networks where tenants don’t want to build and maintain their own DNS infrastructure. It allows VM’s to have name resolution to internet addresses as […]

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Azure Stack TP2 Released!

After a long wait finally we can get our hands dirty on the next technical preview (TP2) of Microsoft Azure Stack. This technical preview is, like TP1, still a single node installation. They have made a lot of enhancements to the deployment experience. Especially when you want to redeploy the same host multiple times. For […]

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Run Azure Stack TP1 on a public URL

In this post I want to explain how I got my POC environment running on a public URL. What we need for this? Because I have some strange issues with my NATVM (I think because of involvement of the network controller) I needed 8 public IP addresses. A small modification to my Hyper-V host file […]

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Azure Stack Test in Production (TiPTests)

With the installation of Azure Stack TP1, Microsoft enables a feature in Azure Stack to check the health of the Azure Stack components. They have called it “Test in Production (TiPTests)”. It’s a PowerShell script that runs on the CLIENTVM and is running tests by deploying resources and testing them on your system. It uses […]

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How to get the fancy (empty) Map in Azure Stack

I posted this picture on twitter about the Azure Stack locations that are not listed as pins on a map. After that I got a lot of questions on how to get this map on my dashboard. Well it’s not difficult but might be hard to find when you don’t know it. First step is […]

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Enable PaaS (MySQL) in Azure Stack TP1

As you might have followed along the PaaS series on this website then this is the last PaaS resource provider we need to enable. And actually, in my opinion, the easiest one. Its fully automated but it is important that you run this as Administrator. I assumed you have updated the Powershell version on the […]

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