Hyper-Converged

Physical switch requirement changes for Azure Stack HCI

Hello everyone, I’m Basel Kablawi, PM on the Azure Edge and Platform – Core Networking team, here to announce the latest updates to the physical network switch requirements! Our ecosystem of physical switches is designed to help ensure the compatibility and reliability of network switches with Azure Stack HCI, Microsoft’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution. By participating in […]

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Deploying 100s of Production Clusters in minutes!

You’re an Azure Stack HCI Administrator and you’ve worked tirelessly to test your clusters and get them ready for production; you’ve filled out the necessary paperwork, you’ve gotten sign-off from all the stakeholders; and now it’s time to implement your configuration in production. Your boss gives you a short window to deploy your new clusters

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Azure Stack HCI: What’s new for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with WAC v2211

A warm 2023 “Hello” to our Customers and Partners! Today is an exciting day as we share with each of you the extensive new features and improvements for SDN in Windows Admin Center 2211 (WAC)!  We cannot thank you enough for the fantastic feedback and requests to help us as a team drive forward.  In

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New Cluster-Wide Control For Virtual Machine Live Migrations In Windows Server and Azure Stack HCI

Applies to:  Windows Server 2022, Azure Stack HCI, version 21H2 and later versions of both  Overview:  There is a new enhancement in the ability to manage the number of parallel live migrations within a cluster, making it easier to change and ensuring consistency.  Previously, changing it required setting it on each node of the cluster,

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December 2022 monthly security updates for Hyper-V servers impacts SCVMM SDN deployments

Monthly security updates (KB 5021249 and KB 5021237) for Hyper-V hosts released on Dec 13th, 2022, have known issues that impacts SCVMM managed SDN (Software Defined Networking) deployments and this creates failures with new VM creation and virtual network assignment. Impacted scenarios: If your infrastructure meets all the following criteria, then it is impacted; Please apply

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Introducing Network HUD for Azure Stack HCI

We’re excited to announce the release of Network HUD – A new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. Network HUD is available in the November update for both 21H2 and 22H2 Azure Stack HCI subscribers! Running and maintaining a network for your business applications is a hard job.

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Network HUD: November 2022 content update has arrived!

In our first article we introduced Network HUD as a new feature that proactively identifies and remediates operational networking issues on Azure Stack HCI. We also discussed Network HUD’s unique on-premises cloud-service model which enables us to bring new features and capabilities (more than just bug fixes) rapidly through what we call, “content updates.” Well,

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General Availability for SDN integration with AKS on Azure Stack HCI

Our SDN and AKS engineering teams are so excited to announce General Availability based on customer feedback to enable SDN as the best place to host your AKS workloads on HCI.  This enables consistency with Azure Kubernetes Service for true Virtual Networking and Overlay support.  With SDN, our “overlay” network is equivalent to Azure virtual

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NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

Hi Everybody – Dan Cuomo, Principal PM on the Azure Edge and Platform, Core Networking team, here to talk about some changes we’re making to NIC certification in the Windows Server Catalog. During OS deployment (and periodically after that), you likely install network drivers for your NICs. These drivers were certified to run on a

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Az Stack HCI: Software Defined Networking (SDN) extensions reach General Availability for WAC

Software Defined Networking is Azure-inspired Networking in your datacenter and at the edge, learn more below: Plan for and deploy SDN infrastructure on Azure Stack HCI – Learn | Microsoft Docs  Implement Datacenter Firewall and Software Load Balancer on Azure Stack HCI – Learn | Microsoft Docs Manage Azure Stack HCI tenant networks – Learn

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