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Quickly deploy RDS 2016 in Azure

In this post I'll show how to deploy a minimal Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services farm in Azure in 20 minutes using Azure Resource Manager template. Such farm will be enough to provide Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) for 5 to 100 ... continue reading
Demo: Setup extended network monitoring

Demo: Setup extended network monitoring

In this video tutorial you will see how to setup extended network monitoring in System Center 2016 Operations Manager. Using the new Network Monitoring MP Generator tool you can generate management packs to get extended monitoring for your SNMP-enabled devices ... continue reading
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Monitoring your home IP security cameras with OMS Log Analytics

Summary: Monitor devices, like home IP security cameras, with OMS Log Analytics without installing an agent! Hi folks, In this blog post I would like to share with you how you can monitor devices with Log Analytics without the need ... continue reading
Demo: Deploy Network Controller

Demo: Deploy Network Controller

In this video tutorial you will see how you can use the service template-based mechanism, provided by VMM 2016, for deployment and horizontal scaling of Software Defined Networking components - Network Controller, Gateway, and Software Load Balancer. Network Controller is ... continue reading
Demo: Setup hyper-converged cluster

Demo: Setup hyper-converged cluster

In this video, you will see how you can use VMM 2016 to seamlessly deploy hyper-converged Storage Spaces Direct cluster that provide highly available and scalable storage solutions using local disks. You will see how the existing cluster creation wizard ... continue reading
Demo: Create & set Port ACLs

Demo: Create & set Port ACLs

In this video tutorial, you will see the how Port ACLs help you control the network traffic going in/out of your datacenter and will learn how you can create and set Port ACLs in VMM 2016. Port ACL serves as ... continue reading
Demo: Cluster Rolling Upgrade

Demo: Cluster Rolling Upgrade

Using Cluster Rolling Upgrade functionality in SCVMM 2016, you can now upgrade your Windows Server 2012 R2 clusters to Windows Server 2016 clusters with no downtime to running workloads. Watch this video to learn about the pre-requisites and the see ... continue reading
Demo: Increase memory of a running VM

Demo: Increase memory of a running VM

With VMM 2016, you can now modify the memory configuration of a running VM that uses static memory. This functionality helps in eliminating downtime to running workloads due to memory reconfiguration. You can increase or decrease the memory allocation, or ... continue reading
Demo: Create & set Storage QoS

Demo: Create & set Storage QoS

With VMM 2016 you can set the quality of service (min or max IOPS, max bandwidth) for virtual machine storage so that applications running on the VMs receive the performance they require. This video tutorial provides a walkthrough of how ... continue reading

Step-by-Step: Capturing Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VNET Gateway Diagnostic Logs

*** UPDATED for Azure PowerShell 2.x and 3.x *** A while back, I published an article that stepped through capturing diagnostic logs for v1 “Classic” virtual network gateways (aka VNET Gateways or VPN Gateways) on Azure via the Azure Service Management ... continue reading