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

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

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

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

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator — Cloud Service Delivery

Hello Readers! This blog is part 2 of the series “ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator”. In this post we’ll discuss how cloud resources (virtual machines, virtual networks, web sites, etc.) are provisioned in Windows Azure Pack (WAP) and then we’ll discuss how they are provisioned in Microsoft Azure Stack. Note Some information relates to pre-released… Read more

ARM concepts in Azure Stack for the WAP Administrator–Introduction Post

You may have read about the first Technical Preview for Azure Stack, that was just released. This blog post tells you all about it, and the bits have since been released, with the documentation and a white paper. A cornerstone component of Azure Stack is Azure Resource Manager (ARM). It plays a central role in… Read more

Windows Azure Pack – Using the new AD Security Groups based Plan filtering feature in UR7

With the new Update Rollup 7 of Windows Azure Pack, we have a new feature that has been one of the top asks for the core services in our User Voice page. This feature is best described as  “Plan filtering based on AD Security Groups”. Before UR7, a Plan can have 2 visibility states: Public… Read more

Extending Windows Azure Pack Using Service Management API

In the past 12 or more months I’ve worked quite a bit with Windows Azure Packs API layer, the Service Management API’s. Most of this was working with users who are not always C# or PowerShell users and they wanted to understand how to interact with the API’s. They wanted somewhat of a quick start… Read more