Add a Service (co-)Administrator to Azure Stack (RBAC)

In this blog post I am going to describe how you can add co administrators to Azure Stack. In an service provider or enterprise scenario you probably have more than one administrator who manage the environment. Some might be storage admins, some managing the network and others are compute admins. In this post we will […]

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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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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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Microsoft Azure Stack Storage explained – part I

In this post we are looking at the Azure Stack Consistent Storage. We will look at how the tenant can consume the storage resources and how a service administrator can provision storage services for tenants to consume them. If we look at the storage landscape, we have to today in the private cloud we see […]

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Azure Resource Manager – Templates (JSON)

In Azure and Azure Stack, the Azure Resource Manager is the management layer (API) where you connect to for deploying resources. In this blog we are going to look at the Azure Resource Template and how to use it when deploying resources. When deploying resources with Azure Resource Manager keep in mind the following aspects. It […]

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Azure Resource Manager – Resource Groups

Azure Resource Groups, or will it be Azure Stack Resource Groups? Anyway, aside the name, let’s talk about what they are and what we can do with it. A Resource Group is a container of resources. No, not the new container technology what Microsoft announced at Ignite 2015. It’s a container that can held the […]

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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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Azure Stack – What’s new and what’s changed

At Ignite 2015 Microsoft announced Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft brings with this version literally the Public Azure to your own Datacenter. Azure stack will contain the same bits as they run in Azure. So that’s looking really promising as I can’t even imagine how many services they offer in Azure. The big keyword here is […]

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