Step-by-Step: Capture a linux VM Image from a running VM

Hello folks, I was talking with a customer last week and the conversation turned towards using an existing VM as a template from which he could deploy other VMs.  and we are not talking about creating a custom Linux VM image and uploading it to Azure. So, in this post we’ll look at how we…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Bash on Windows 10

At Build 2016 Microsoft announced that Bash will be coming to Windows 10 via the future release of the Anniversary update.  Made possible through the partnership of Microsoft & Canonical, this first class experience is made available natively a Windows desktop and required no VM to be run.  The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is…


DevOps Basics: Introduction to Docker Registry and Images

The concept of a Docker container is to build something (your application) on the top of an existing image. Let’s say for example that you have a Python application and you want to run this application on an Ubuntu image, because you like this distribution 😉 You will have this basic architecture : I deployed…


DevOps Basics: Introduction to Docker Commands and Concepts

In continuing this DevOps Basics series, it is now time to learn the basic commands to properly enable use of Docker. Introduction and Quick Concepts I don’t want to go very deep on the containerization’s concepts but here some important concepts to understand with Docker / Containers by the simplest way. Let’s keep that simple and say: Container = Image…


DevOps Basics : Deploying A Simple Docker Environment on Azure

Whether it be a simple environment with one machine to test and discover Docker or a full redundancy production environment on multiple machines, Azure is the best destination to deploy it! In this video I will show you how you can easily spin up a simple Docker environment on Azure. Indeed, this video is for…


Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 10

Virtualization provides a plethora of solutions from making the most of an organization’s hardware investment to running specific applications in other OS offerings. Windows 8 was the first Windows client operating system to include hardware virtualization support natively. Using the same technology found in Windows Server 2012 R2, the embedded Hyper-V client allowed IT professionals…

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Step-by-Step: RDP to a Linux Server in Azure

Hello Folks, Last weekend was the 2015 Global Azure Bootcamp. I had the privilege of being in Quebec City for the event and spent the day with enthusiastic IT pros who were looking at how Azure can be of benefit to their enterprise. During a side conversation we discussed Azure and source. and then someone…

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What’s New in Hyper-V 2012 R2 Preview

Download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview As most are aware, Microsoft’s hypervisor-based server virtualization offering, Hyper-V, has been growing in capability for some time now. The Hyper-V 2012 release made available late last year allowed Microsoft’s hypervisor offering to be that much more compelling providing on par virtualization capabilities alongside other offerings currently in market.  Microsoft has now…

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Step-By-Step: Installing Oracle Linux 6 U3 on Hyper-V 2012 with LIS 3.4

Everyone runs Windows… okay, that is not entirely true, but by 2012 it is the rare datacentre that does not have any Windows running.  I have been crisscrossing the country and indeed traversing the globe telling people how wonderful Hyper-V and Microsoft’s virtualization story is as good as or better than it’s competition, whether that…

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