Automation – Orchestrator Back to Basics – Use Cases Spotlight (3 of 5)

This is post #3 out of 5 in the “Orchestrator – Back to Basics – Use Cases” series, full series posts are located here: #1 : Alert Remediation, where automation is used to monitor specific situations, and react automatically. This is also the introduction post to the series. #2 : Maintenance tasks, where recurring tasks… Read more

Automation – Orchestrator Back to Basics – Use Cases Spotlight (2 of 5)

This is post #2 out of 5 in the “Orchestrator – Back to Basics – Use Cases” series, full series posts are located here: #1 : Alert Remediation, where automation is used to monitor specific situations, and react automatically. This is also the introduction post to the series. #2 : Maintenance tasks, where recurring tasks… 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

Orchestrated offline VM Patching using Service Management Automation

My Name is Thomas Roettinger and I am a Program Manager in the Windows Server System Center Customer Architecture & Technology Team working in the fabric management space together with various teams. In this cycle of customer validation I got asked by various people what happened to the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST). The last… Read more

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

Automating Active Directory Certificate Services with Windows PowerShell – Part 1

Hello again, this is Greg Blaum. I am a Program Manager on the Windows Server and System Center CAT team. This is part 1 in a 4 part series on utilizing Windows PowerShell to automate key functionality in Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS). The focus of the series will be on utilizing Active Directory… Read more

Adding an already running VM in Virtual Machine Manager to a Windows Azure Pack Subscription

Hi Again One thing I get asked quite often; is it possible to add an already running VM to a subscription in Windows Azure Pack (WAP), so it shows up in the WAP Tenant portal? Scenario: The blog post will have two scenarios: Scenario1: “A tenant has signed up a subscription and just migrated 2… Read more

Automation–Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell (Part 4): Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples

Hello once again! Here we are at the end of this blog series: Part 4 of the Automating Hybrid Clouds with Windows Azure and PowerShell blog series – Public Cloud Environment Deprovisioning PowerShell Examples. I do think you will be surprised to see how easy it is to remove everything you added. Before we move on… Read more

Troubleshooting Windows Azure Pack – Plans and Subscriptions

Hello Readers Next topic on our Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Troubleshooting tour is "Plans and Subscriptions". Briefly Plan, Subscriptions and Resource Providers can be described in the following way: Tenant: One or more individuals consuming services from the Windows Azure Pack via a subscription. Plan: Contains one or more services (Resource Providers: VM, DB, Web,… Read more

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