ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – In-guest configuration with ARM, and technologies such as Virtual Machines Extensions, including PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Hello Readers! This is part 7 of the blog post series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll focus on the VM configuration itself, leveraging Azure Resource Manager (ARM), VM Extensions and PowerShell DSC. NoteSome information relates to pre-released product which may be substantially modified before it’s commercially released…. Read more

Backup & Site Recovery (OMS)

We have recently announced the GA for our Backup & Site Recovery (OMS) in Azure Resource Manager, and I would like to use this opportunity to level set on what we are bringing, as well as give you some context and a real kick-start into deploying these resources. Context Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) made its… Read more

Part 3: How to configure WDS, Unattend.xml file, Windows PE Image, and Nano Server image to deploy a Nano Server at-a-scale

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) Part – 2: How to build a Windows PE and Nano Server image to deploy Nano Server at-a-scale Part… Read more

Part 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction)

Over a series of blog posts we will describe a solution for how to deploy Nano Server at scale using Microsoft tools. The blog posts are: Part – 1: Nano Server Domain Join (Deployment-at-a-scale an introduction) (This blog post) Part – 2: How to build a Windows PE and Nano Server image to deploy Nano… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Multi-tier applications

Hello Readers! This blog is part 6 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how the deployment of multi-tier applications concepts you are familiar with in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) map to Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may be substantially modified… Read more

Microsoft Azure Stack Advanced Scenarios for TP1: Beyond the Basics

In the last post we deployed JSON templates and also VM Extensions to Windows and Linux VMs running on Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Next let’s look at the installation and configuration of additional PaaS Resource Providers in Microsoft Azure Stack TP1. Resource providers are suppliers of an Azure /Azure Stack service via ARM… Read more

Microsoft Azure Stack Advanced Scenarios: Fundamentals

If you are testing the capabilities of Azure Stack Technical Preview, you will probably have been deploying virtual machines from the portal.  The IaaS capabilities in Azure Stack are great, but what about being able to deploy multi-components applications as a single entity? Applications can be made up of many parts resources that can include virtual… Read more

Channel 9 Series on Operations Management Suite

Hello Readers, Jim Britt here after a very long time away from blogging .  I wanted to take this opportunity to post some news about a multi part series on Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) created by the Enterprise Cloud Group CAT Team.  Tiander Turpijn and I have given some examples in this series on… Read more