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Get Started with Azure Stack HCI using VMM!

We are excited to announce the support of managing Azure Stack HCI clusters in VMM 2019 UR3. Azure Stack HCI is the newly launched subscription-based fabric OS that’s delivered as an Azure service. More details on the announcement here. Let’s ... continue reading
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Upload Custom Linux Hyper-V Image for Gen 2 VM in Azure

Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to upload a custom linux Hyper-V image for generation 2 virtual machines in Azure. Support ... continue reading
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HOW TO: Create a Windows Server 2019 NAS / FileServer from the command line

My old Synology NAS for home use had started to show signs of wear and was in need of replacement. It had plenty of disk space and performed well enough - but the version I had lacked any real power ... continue reading
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Upload Custom Windows Hyper-V Image for Gen 2 VM in Azure

  Introduction This is Andrew Coughlin and I am a Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. In this blog I will focus on how to upload a custom windows Hyper-V image for generation 2 virtual machines in Azure ... continue reading
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How To: Create a Windows Server 2019 CORE image for Microsoft Azure

I was asked to make up a short demo video about creating a custom image for deployment in Microsoft Azure the other week to support some new content going into Microsoft Learn. Since this involves making an on-prem virtual machine ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery in the next version of Azure Stack HCI

Disaster can hit at any time. When thinking about disaster and recovery, I think of 3 things Be prepared Plan on not involving humans Automatic, not automated Having a good strategy is a must. You want to be able to ... continue reading
Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

Containers Basics: Providing Persistent Storage to Containers

One of the main differences you will notice when comparing containers with Virtual Machines (VMs) is that containers use an ephemeral storage by default. What that means is that containers use what we call as “scratch space” and this data ... continue reading
VM Checkpoints Names in the Hyper-V Manager Window...

VM Checkpoints Names in the Hyper-V Manager Window…

Hello everyone, my name is John Clyburn and I am a Sr. consultant in MCS. I recently ran into an interesting problem with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2019 and Hyper-V on Windows Server 2019 I think you may find ... continue reading
Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Building the Totally Network Isolated Root Certification Authority

Hello everyone, my name is Daniel Metzger and I am a Senior Premier Field Engineer for Secure Infrastructure based in Switzerland. Lately I have done quite a few Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) migrations for customers mostly because their certification authorities ... continue reading