Category Archives: Compute

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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Troubleshoot Azure Stack TP1 xRPVM

I got some issue with Azure Stack during and some after a successful deployment. I wanted to quickly share these. Issue: During deployment of Azure Stack task failed at 114 – 119. Token expired is the error message. Solution: Check and make sure the time zone is -8 and you time is set to that time […]

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Adding CentOS 7 to Azure Stack TP1

By default Azure Stack TP1 comes with a Windows 2012 R2 image available for the tenants. I wanted to expand my testing capabilities with a Linux deployment as well and I choose CentOS as my distribution. In this blog post I’m going to guide you through the creation of the image vhd on the Azure […]

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AzureStack TP1 released! – part II

PART I:AzureStack TP1 released! Well, I hope everyone got their bits downloaded. Let’s continue with the deployment of AzureStack in our environment. I assume you have installed the host with Windows Server 2016 TP4. copy the downloaded Azure Stack bits to the host and op a PowerShell command as Administrator. Now run the DeployAzureStack.ps1 –Verbose: […]

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AzureStack TP1 released! – part I

Today is the day that many people have waited for… Azure Stack TP1 is just released. Let’s take a look at what we can expect in this release and how to get started with this build. First things first: the download link Azure Stack is Azure in your own datacenter. In the TP1 release we […]

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Imagine what you could do with Powershell Direct

PowerShell what?! What is PowerShell Direct? It is a new feature that allows you to manage your virtual machine directly from the Hyper-V host. This feature was shown at Ignite and I was really excited about it. So imagine you have provisioned a VM and you want to manage. But you want to manage it […]

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