Category Archives: Microsoft Azure Stack

Azure Stack TP3 is out! My quick review and update

So TP3 is here and i quickly downloaded the bits and installed some systems. Here a quick wrapup of my experience so far. First, some parameters are changed as well the folder to start the install from. Find here an example to start the deployment once you have the VHDX installed on the server:

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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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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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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 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 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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