Software Defined Networking – Hybrid Clouds using Hyper-V Network Virtualization (Part 3)

Hello Readers and Viewers! Welcome to the last part (3 of 3) of this blog series on Software Defined Networking. In the previous post we have examined how multi-tenant S2S VPN and NAT provide different modes of connectivity to VMs of different tenants with overlapping IP addresses hosted in Fabrikam network. In this post we… Read more

Sample Portal Code based on Windows Azure Pack, Service Provider Foundation and Virtual Machine Manager

Recently we see many customers (including service providers) are looking for samples or best practice guidance on integrating either the existing portal or develop a complete new portal to integrate with Windows Azure Pack (WAP) API to deliver the WAP based out-of-the-box cloud services such as Web Site Clouds, VM Clouds, Service Bus Clouds, SQL… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 2)

Hello Readers   Following up from the previous blog post (Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack and Gallery Items (Part 1)) it’s now time to talk about potential challenges you might run into when configuring and deploying Gallery Items (VM Roles) using Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). After I have installed the Windows… Read more

Offlining Web Application Gallery Feed for Windows Azure Pack

[UPDATE]:  Based on feedback received on the contents of this post,  I have modified it to provide a more detailed explanation about hosting the Web Application Gallery in an environment with zero internet connectivity. Introduction The Windows Web Application Gallery (WAG) provides instant access to the most popular free web applications available today. With just… Read more

Automation–Service Management Automation–SMA Runbook Toolkit Spotlight–SMART Runbook Conversion Helper

 Note : This tool has been included and replaced by the SMART Documentation and Conversion Helper 2.0 tool, see the blog post here. The download link below points to SMART Documentation and Conversion Helper 2.0 If you have been reading about and testing the new features from System Center 2012 R2, you’ve probably heard about… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Gallery Items (VM Roles) (Part 1)

Hello readers Today we are going to look at another new area which came to market with Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and System Center 2012 R2. The new concept is called Gallery Items and is a new way to distribute applications and workloads (e.g PaaS apps, VM Templates) using Windows Azure Pack and Virtual Machine… Read more

Mobile Application Delivery with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune – Part 2 of 5

Hi again, it’s Jeff Buller. I am a Program Manager on the Windows Server and System Center CAT team. This is part 2 of a 5 part series on mobile application delivery. This post will discuss how to deliver iOS applications to users, utilizing Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune. A table of contents… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 3): Public Cloud Environment Provisioning PowerShell Workflow Examples

Hi. 🙂 At this point, you know the drill…This is Part 3 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – which is kind of the same thing as Part 2, but this time the deliverable is a set of PowerShell Workflow Examples. For reference, here is Part 1 (Intro &… Read more

Software Defined Networking – Hybrid Clouds using Hyper-V Network Virtualization (Part 2)

Hello Readers and Viewers! This is part 2 (of 3) in series for Software Defined Networking – Hybrid Clouds using Hyper-V Network Virtualization. In the previous post we covered all of the major concepts related to Hyper-V Network Virtualization. In this post we will examine simple SDN implementation scenario in detail and illustrate how it… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack & Usage (Part 2)

In the previous post we talked about how you can verify if Usage and Metring is working In this blog post it’s time to see what could go wrong during installation / configuration of Usage & Metering The following are potential issues you might run into: SPF cannot connect to OM DW. WAP Usage is… Read more