Author Archives: Mark Scholman

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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Enable PaaS (Web Apps) in Azure Stack TP1 – Part II

PART I: Enable PaaS (Web Apps) in Azure Stack TP1 Welcome back at part 2 of the Web App Service deployment in Azure Stack. We left off on the part where the deployment of the SQL VM is finished and the WebSites VM’s are being deployed. When that’s finished log in to the portal and go […]

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Enable PaaS (Web Apps) in Azure Stack TP1 – Part I

In this post we will walk through the installation and configuration of Azure Stack Web Apps. If you start for the first time with adding a extra resource provider we have to update the Azure Powershell module on the CLIENTVM. If you already have followed the other post on adding the SQL Resource provider than […]

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Enable PaaS (SQL) in Azure Stack TP1 part II

Welcome back at part II of the installation and configuration of the SQL Resource Provider in Azure Stack. We started in the last post the deployment of the SQL VM that will host the RP and a standalone SQL installation. Then we added the SQLRP dns entry. When the deployment was successful you are good […]

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