Category Archives: Networking

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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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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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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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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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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