Category Archives: Storage

Azure Stack vs Azure Stack HCI

March 26 Microsoft announced they added a new member to the Azure Stack family. Some of you might got confused with the news Microsoft released Azure Stack HCI. In this blog post I will describe the differences and how to position both platforms. Azure Stack – Intelligent Cloud / Intelligent Edge Azure Stack as we […]

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Azure Data Factory and Azure Stack blob storage copy

In my last blogpost I explained how the future of “Azure: The world computer” looks like with Azure Stack. Azure Data Factory could be another Azure Service that plays a role in this hybrid / edge scenario. It is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating […]

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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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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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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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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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