Been swamped lately as started writing a new book, Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services and also doing a few other projects but this weekend recorded three videos related to a few different topics including Windows 10 Virtual Desktops, Azure Auto-Scale and Operations Manager to Service Manager Alert Lifecycles! Enjoy.
Decided to play with the Windows Azure Pack and specifically offer a hybrid VM deployment which would deploy either via SCVMM to a cloud OR deploy to Azure depending on if the user desired high availability for the VM. I walk through this in video http://youtu.be/wLANreQyk3c and mini version can be seen below. I uploadedContinue reading “New Demo integrating a hybrid VM deployment with Windows Azure Pack”
It started out very simple. I was preparing for a client that wanted to allow business groups to schedule the deployment of patches to their servers via Configuration Manager using Orchestrator and Service Manager with some approval workflow. This seemed the right approach and I decided to quickly setup a little example of what thisContinue reading “A whole bunch of stuff with Service Manager”
Just wanted to let everyone know my new book is now available. I also wrote a Windows 8.1 application that is free and complements the book offering videos, links and PowerShell for everything referenced in the book which is available at http://www.savillte.ch/mhv. Let me know what you think!
In this video I walk through what Azure Traffic Manager is and then a demonstration of the technology in action. I wrote about this at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-azure/understand-azure-traffic-manager. Also available at http://youtu.be/JV-ZqpQM2VI.
In this new video on a call SmartBoard I walk through at a high level what Windows Azure ExpressRoute is. Available at http://youtu.be/rYqL5-nNpjc and also linked below. The links discussed in the video are: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsazure/dn606309.aspx – ExpressRoute Technical Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn606292.aspx – ExpressRoute FAQ
Just got my hands on a Dell MD1200 storage enclosure with a mix of HDD and SSD so created a quick video of creating a clustered storage space. Check it out at http://youtu.be/azWTGvDeZaA.
Article now live at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012-r2/windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v!
A short video on using Static IP addresses in Windows Azure IaaS! Have a FAQ on it as well at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-azure/set-azure-vm-static-ip-address.
Added a new video to go with Chapter 13 of the new book. Talks about options to convert VMDK to VHD including using the NetApp Shift technology for superfast conversions. Key useful links: MVMC – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34591 MAT – http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Automation-Toolkit-for-d0822a53 NetApp Project Shift – https://communities.netapp.com/community/netapp-blogs/msenviro/blog/2013/08/02/mat-powered-by-project-shift