ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Troubleshooting IaaS in Azure Stack

Hello Readers! This blog is part 8 (and the last) of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss and share troubleshooting techniques and resources that we have learned when working with customers and partners that are actively validating Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to… Read more

Azure Stack API’s – Working directly with the Resource Manager API Layer (Technical Preview 1)

Introduction To work with the Azure’s Resource Manager, you have a number of options. For example, you have these SDK’s to simplify development: Azure .NET SDK’s https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/api/ Azure Resource Manager SDK’s – JAVA, Python, and Ruby https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-resource-manager-preview-sdks/ Azure Resource Manager PowerShell Cmdlets https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/mt125356.aspx Note: I can’t stress enough that this is simply a model I… Read more

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. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may be substantially modified before it’s commercially… 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

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Packaging and publishing templates in Azure Stack

Hello Readers! This blog is part 5 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how templates are packaged and published in Azure Stack Technical Preview 1 (TP1), compared to the concepts you may be familiar with today in Windows Azure Pack (WAP). Note Some information… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator – Resource Deployment

Hello Readers! This blog is part 4 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how resource deployment concepts (in particular for VMs) you are familiar with in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) map to the brand-new Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may… Read more

Tool: ARM Template Checker for Microsoft Azure Stack

UPDATE 11/21/2016: This tool has now been superseded by the ARM Template Validator available here : https://github.com/Azure/AzureStack-Tools/tree/master/TemplateValidator Hello Readers, Currently in preview, one of benefits of Microsoft Azure Stack is how it brings consistency between templates you can deploy in the public cloud (Microsoft Azure) and on-premises (Microsoft Azure Stack, in your datacenter or a… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator — Offers, Plans, and Subscriptions

Hello Readers! This blog is part 3 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator.” In this post we’ll discuss how the plans, subscriptions, and add-ons concepts you are familiar with in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) map to the brand-new Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 1. Note Some information relates to pre-released product which may be… Read more