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Technical articles about deploying and managing a data center using Microsoft cloud technologies. Articles include best practices and tools such as System Center, Operations Management Suite, System Center Orchestrator, and Virtual Machine Manager for deploying an Azure hybrid or private cloud.

View Container Live logs with #Azure Monitoring #AKS #Kubernetes #Containers #AzureDevOps

Monitoring Azure Kubernetes Cluster Azure Monitor for containers is a feature designed to monitor the performance of container workloads deployed to either Azure Container Instances or managed Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Monitoring your containers is critical, especially when you’re running a production cluster, at scale, with multiple applications. Azure Monitor for

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager fails to enumerate and manage Logical switch deployed on the host

When Windows update ‘KB4467684‘, ‘KB4478877‘, ‘KB4471321‘ or ‘KB4483229′ is installed on a VMM managed Windows Server 2016 host, VMM is not able to enumerate or manage the Logical Switch deployed on the host. Customers will notice the following symptoms when they open the ‘Virtual Switches’ property of the Host. The Uplink Port Profile drop down

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Application approval improvements in ConfigMgr 1810

Thank you for all the feedback on the improvements to application approvals and faster software installation in Configuration Manager 1806. We have added several new improvements in Configuration Manager current branch 1810.  Machine-based pre-approved requests Beginning with the Configuration Manager current branch 1810 release, you can use the CreateApprovedRequest API to create a pre-approved request

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RSAT on Windows 10 1809 in Disconnected Environments

Hello everyone, Ty McPherson here, along with some fellow engineers Andreas Pacius and Edwin Gaitan, and we wanted to put together and share some information to help you setup Remote Server Administration Tools with Windows 10 1809. Starting with Windows 10 v1809 the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is now a Feature on Demand (FoD).

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Managing and Working with #Azure Network Security Groups (NSG) #Security #IaC #AzureDevOps

Microsoft Azure Network Security Group (NSG) When you are implementing your Microsoft Azure Design like a HUB-Spoke model you have to deal with security of your Azure environment (Virtual Datacenter). One of them are Network Security Groups to protect your Virtual networks and make communication between Azure subnets possible in a Secure Azure Virtual Datacenter.

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Using the Fully Qualified Domain Name for Remote Control in System Center Configuration Manager

Hello everyone, Jonathan Warnken here. I am a Premiere Field Engineer (PFE) for Microsoft. I primarily support Configuration Manager and today I want to talk about creating a custom console extension to allow the use of a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) when starting a remote-control session. If you work in a multi domain environment

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Step-By-Step: Setting up AD FS and Enabling Single Sign-On to Office 365

This post will walk you through a typical highly available setup into Office 365. Ideally this server will be installed as virtual servers on multiple Hyper-V hosts. Think about redundancy, not only in the virtual servers, but in the Hyper-V servers as well. Install one AD FS and one AD FS Proxy on one Hyper-V

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Best practices for naming your Microsoft Azure resources

When talking about Cloud infrastructure, you might have come across the phrase “Pets versus cattle.” It appeared around 2012 when Bill Baker used it to differentiate between servers that can never be down and servers that are easily replaceable (e.g. part of a cluster, built with automated tools etc). Traditionally, we’ve know our “pet” servers

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