Windows Azure Pack – Installing & Configuring Series.

After numerous requests from people we have talked to, we are now doing a blog post on how to install Windows Azure Pack and configuring the basic settings for IaaS and Databases Resource Providers. In the following series of blog posts Shri from the Windows Azure Pack Product team and I will explain how you… Read more

Deployment–Introducing PowerShell Deployment Toolkit

In this post, I want to provide an overview of the “PowerShell Deployment Toolkit”, or PDT. PDT is a set of scripts and knowledge that can be used to deploy… well, probably just about anything, but the samples we provide are for deployment of System Center 2012 SP1. There’s nothing to stop someone from modifying… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Extending the Hello World Sample calling a SMA Runbook

Today we have a guest blogger! Torsten Kuhn, Principal Consultant from Microsoft Consulting Services in Germany will walk us through the process of extending the Hello World Custom Resource Provider to call a SMA Runbook! Hello readers I'm Torsten Kuhn a Principal Consultant from Microsoft Services and in this post I will walk you through… Read more

Custom Resource Providers in Windows Azure Pack – Deploying the Hello World Sample

Hello readers, Victor Arzate here. I'm a Program Manager in the Windows Server and System Center CAT team and in this post I will walk you through the different steps required to deploy the Hello World custom Resource Provider sample that is included in the Windows Azure Pack Developers Kit. The purpose of this blog… Read more

Windows Azure Pack – Reconfigure portal names, ports and use trusted certificates

Following up from the Installing and configuring Windows Azure Pack (WAP) series we are now at the point where we want to reconfigure server names and ports as well as assigning trusted certificates to my WAP Portals. Blog post in the series are: Installing & Configuring Windows Azure Pack Configuring Ports and Certificates for Windows… Read more

Deployment–The PDT VM Creator

I introduced the PowerShell Deployment Toolkit, or PDT, in a previous post.  As I mentioned in that post, PDT requires that the servers that System Center will be deployed to are already running, members of an Active Directory domain, and you have administrator permissions to those servers.  PDT includes a script to help create Hyper-V… Read more

Deployment-Minor PDT update 2.5.2508 now available

PDT 2.5.2508 is now available on the TechNet Gallery here.  This release adds download locations for the two Windows Server MPs required for Operations Manager integration with Virtual Machine Manager, and corrects the filesize validation for the Configuration Manager Prerequisites download…. Read more

Federated Identities to Windows Azure Pack through AD FS – Part 3 of 3

In few of the previous posts, Anders Ravnholt discussed Installation & Configuration of WAP and Reconfiguration with FQDNs, ports and Trusted Certificates in detail. In this series, I will discuss how to configure AD FS and enable it to provide Identities to your WAP installation. Scenario Contoso Inc. is a Service Provider that hosts a… Read more

Deployment–PDT 2.5 is now available on the TechNet Gallery

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit version 2.5 has now been posted to the TechNet Gallery here.  Version 2.5 adds a number of enhancements: Deployment of System Center 2012 R2 Preview. Creation of Active Directory during VM creation for end to end isolated environment creation. Static ports for SQL Server named instances to remove requirement for default instances… Read more

Configuring SPF and Windows Azure Pack for IaaS usage and metering

After configuring VMM and OM for IaaS usage and metering in the previous blog post (here) it’s now time to configuring SPF and Windows Azure Pack to import Usage data from Operations Manager Data Warehouse into Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Usage Database. The series includes the following posts: IaaS Usage and Service Reporting using System… Read more