Category Archives: Microsoft Azure Stack

Azure Stack Infrastructure Operations and Management

My first session on day 3 of Ignite was Vijay Tewari, Group Product Manager of Azure Stack. An excellent overview was given on how to operate and manage an Azure Stack environment, showing how this works at a much smaller scale than public Azure. Clusters in Azure are not based on Failover Clustering but are […]

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Azure Stack: State of the Union

The second day of Ignite 2016 was a very interesting one and quite diverse. I had selected several sessions on Azure Stack but also Software Defined Networking and Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. I started with Explore Microsoft Azure Stack “State of the Union” – Foundation 1 by Natalia Mackevicius and ‘actors’ Rupi Sureshkumar and Shriram […]

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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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The future with Azure Stack

Mark, myself and others had many discussions over the past few weeks around Azure Stack, the future of the private cloud, and the innovation happening around us daily. The goal was to write a realistic blog on the future with Azure Stack. These are our views and opinions, not those of Microsoft or our employer.

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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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