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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
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How to Setup Nested Virtualization for Azure VM/VHD

Lots of documents and blogs out there about setting up nested virtualization using an Azure Virtual Machine(VM), most of them confusing others do not setup nested virtualization correctly for Azure VMs. This article is meant to simplify the process and ... continue reading
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Disaster Recovery with Azure Stack HCI in next version Windows Server LTSC

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
I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

I lost my primary site in my hierarchy, what I do now?

First published on TECHNET on May 16, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezI few weeks ago this happened to one of you, I know the frustration that this may have caused when you initially saw it. Either the server files where corrupted ... continue reading