Author Archives: Ruud Borst

Increase the usable storage space in your Azure Stack environment

  I have some tips for people who are running out of space or just want to have more space in their Azure Stack environment. The Azure Stack installation script intentionally leaves some space in the S2D (Storages Spaces Direct) ‘SU1_Pool’ for extending,rebuilding and maintenance purposes. You can use the remaining space to extend the virtual disk, but […]

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Azure Stack Post-Deployment Script

Intro I posted a piece of my own internal post-deployment script in the Azure Stack forum to clean up WinRM logs and stop the logging. The WinRM log file build up bug in TP2 Refresh can fill up the available space in increments of 4GB per day on the Host and on every fabric VM. I have received positive feedback […]

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Expose the Azure Stack Portal through NAT

 Intro Mark Scholman already published an excellent blog about exposing the portal with a new public FQDN for new Azure Stack deployments. However, this requires a fresh install and takes some time and functionality to get all the settings right. But, what about exposing the portal if you already deployed Azure Stack? Believe it or not, it […]

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Azure Stack TP2 nested on VMware ESXi 6

Intro Before you begin reading I want to warn you that running Hyper-V and Azure Stack in a nested hypervisor setup on VMware is not supported in any way by Microsoft. However, Microsoft is open to hear any feedback and experience leveraging nested virtualization which results in my feedback and tweaks to get TP2 going using a nested […]

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Differentiate with Azure Stack

Introduction Many exciting things happened since my two lengthy blogs about the changing cloud landscape, the business aspect and how Azure Stack fits in. Shortly after, I went to the US representing a large HSP at the Azure Stack airlift in Bellevue near Redmond. The airlift provided a large amount of information and covered every aspect of […]

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Let’s talk business: MAS vs WAP

Azure Stack Azure Pack with System Center Availability Targeted for mid-CY2017 as part of an integrated system. Available. Hardware Azure Stack will be part of an integrated out-of-the box hardware solution provided by Dell, HPE and Lenovo. Over time, Microsoft will broaden the ecosystem of supported systems and implementation approaches. Choose your own hardware. Model […]

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