Category Archives: Microsoft Azure Stack

Azure Stack: Access Management

There is some good documentation out about Role Based Access Control (RBAC) for Azure Stack and Azure. I would love to share my thoughts and plans on how we will manage RBAC for Azure Stack. What I am currently doing is still in the planning stages and may change as we move forward with more […]

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Azure Stack cloudapp name resolution

Name resolution is an important part in the Azure Stack solution. When tenants create storage accounts, web apps and virtual machines they might want to expose these services to their users via the intranet or internet. Once you have deployed Azure Stack you have DNS the following way: <regionname>.<fqdn> (as an example: bellevue.asic.cloud) That creates […]

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Monitoring Tenant Workloads in Azure Stack Using SCOM.

So I am working on various solutions to monitor our deployed Azure Stacks. My first choice, of course, is System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) since I had many hours planning, deploying, configuring, and fixing SCOM for years. However, I have stepped away from SCOM and when I come back to work with it I feel […]

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How to remove the App Service Resource Provider

Normally you wouldn’t need to remove the App Service Resource Provider on one of your Azure Stack stamps. However, in this case, we had installed the resource provider using a single file server and a single SQL server and needed to redeploy using a highly available solution. I looked over the Microsoft documentation and couldn’t […]

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Monitor Azure Stack Patch & Update (PnU)

The first Azure Stack integrated systems have been installed last month and for sure also the next upcoming months more will follow. 1 important task that needs to be done directly after the installation is Patch and Update (PnU). The Patch and Update process is well described here. I have done some PnU’s lately and […]

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Deploy Azure Stack Development Kit on an Azure VM

[Update on 18/10/17] With the new version of the ASDK, this blog post had been updated. With the recent release of V3 VMs on Azure, you’ve now the possibility to do Nested Hyper-V, running a VM in an Azure VM. Azure Stack Development Kit just released, it was the opportunity for me to deploy the […]

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Azure Stack Pre-GA update

Here we are… mid 2017. Its June and we are getting close to the General Availability (GA) of Microsoft Azure Stack. The product team has done some amazing work last year with the development of Azure Stack. I was lucky to get a closer look at the progress of the development and have seen how […]

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