Category Archives: Storage

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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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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Microsoft Azure Stack Storage explained – part II

In the previous post we looked at how the Azure-consistent storage is being provisioned in a region and what components are involved to make this happen. In this blog post we continue our journey on Azure Stack Storage and look at what storage types are available and how blob and table storage is working in […]

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