Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup – Restore

In my previous blog post I wrote about the Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/azure-backup-application-consistent-vm-level-backup/ Today I will show you how to do a restore of your Azure VM. First of all we have to select our protected VM we want to restore. Then we select either the newest recovery point or an older one. Pay more [...]

CeBIT 2015 – Slides and Videos online available

CeBIT 2015 is over and now the slides & videos are available online at Channel 9. If you are familiar with the German language then have a look and enjoy the videos. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/bb291022?it_product=cebit-2015&it_topic=aufbauen&f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 -> http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/MSDN-und-TechNet-auf-der-CeBIT-2015 My sessions on this more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 2

In my previous blog post I have shown you how to do an Azure like chargeback with the different KPI’s out of Service Reporting and the cost calculation. -> http://www.danielstechblog.de/azure-like-chargeback-with-system-center-windows-azure-pack-part-1/ In this blog post I will present you the PowerShell runbooks that will automate the manual part whom I talked about in part one. It is more [...]

Azure Backup – Application Consistent VM Level Backup

This week Microsoft has announced a new feature for its Azure Backup services. Prior to this you had the choice to backup your Azure IaaS VMs either with the MARS agent or System Center Data Protection Manager to Azure Backup. Both options were limited. The combination of the MARS agent and Azure Backup was only file based. The other combination with DPM was only file based too and with additional more [...]

System Center 2012 R2 VMM – Forecasting for Capacity Planning

Ever thought about a forecasting for your on-premises virtualization infrastructure? No? Maybe the reason for that was the only option you had with System Center Virtual Machine Manager and Operations Manager was SQL Server Analysis Services. Yeah you heard right SQL Server Analysis Services. -> https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh882395.aspx But it’s all good now because we more [...]

CeBIT 2015 – onstage at the Microsoft booth

From Monday 16.03.2015 till Friday 20.03.2014 I'm onstage at the Microsoft booth with some of my MVP colleagues. Here are my sessions. Date Time Topic 16.03.2015 09:30 Azure IaaS – What’s in for IT Pros? 17.03.2015 14:30 Windows Azure Pack – VM Role Gallery Items Advanced! 17.03.2015 16:30 Azure IaaS – What’s in for IT Pros? 18.03.2015 16:00 Azure IaaS more [...]

Azure like chargeback with System Center & Windows Azure Pack – Part 1

Since the release of Windows Azure Pack a frequently asked question is about the chargeback in Windows Azure Pack. I have heart the question a thousand times why Microsoft does not provide us with the chargeback and billing system from Azure for Windows Azure Pack. The answer is not that easy and I’m not willing to discuss it here in my blog. But I will show you something how you can provide more [...]

SCVMM – Storage Overcommitment PowerShell Script – Version 3.2

Nearly 1000 downloads got my CSV Overcommitment PowerShell script on the TechNet Gallery and again it was time to invest some hours into it. -> https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Discover-Cluster-Shared-859f133c My main focus was to add support for SMB 3.0 file shares which are managed by VMM. Till version 3.1 the script supported only Cluster Shared Volumes and not SMB 3.0 file shares more [...]

SCVMM/WAP UR5 – VM Role Gallery Item Disk Deployment Changes

Microsoft is listening to our feedback and gives us the choice between differencing or dedicated disks for the VM role gallery item with Update Rollup 5 for VMM & WAP. -> http://feedback.azure.com/forums/255259-azure-pack/suggestions/6036538-option-to-select-between-differencing-disk-or-dedi -> http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/3023195/en-us Prior to UR5 you had to use a SMA runbook more [...]

Windows Azure Pack – ADFS authentication and the NetBIOS domain name

Normally you would only change the authentication mechanism for the WAP Tenant Portal to ADFS and let the Windows Authentication as the default setting for the WAP Admin Portal. When you decide to change the authentication mechanism for the WAP Admin Portal also to ADFS then you have to consider the following behavior of WAP and ADFS. Let us assume your domain name is wapack.com and your NetBIOS more [...]