Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter – Ignite recording available

If you are interested in the storage part of Azure Stack then have a look at the Ignite session about Blobs and Tables: New Azure-Consistent Storage for your Datacenter. The session recording is available since this week and gives you an insight in the Azure Stack storage resource provider. -> http://channel9.msdn.com/events/Ignite/2015/BRK3481 mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – vContinuum Installation

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. For a short recap of what the vContinuum server is read the following lines. The vContinuum server is used for management, configuration and monitoring of V2V and P2V protections. Compared to the management website of the Configuration Server the vContinuum console provides you with an easier and mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Process Server Installation

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. For a short recap of what the Process Server is read the following lines. The Process Server is used for caching, compression and encryption of the data of the Protected VM before the data is send to the secondary site. Typically the Process Server is the second component you have to install and mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Configuration Server Installation

In the first blog post of this series I have given you an overview of the InMage Scout architecture. For a short recap of what the Configuration Server is read the following lines. The Configuration Server is the central component of every InMage Scout installation and it is the first component you have to install. You use the Configuration Server for management, configuration and monitoring of mehr [...]

SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 – Operational Notes

If you are testing the SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 I have some operational notes for you. I ran into several issues in the first two days of testing the TP2 release and I want to share the solutions with you. First issue that you will run into it is an error where the VMM console crashes when you try to add an additional cluster node to an existing cluster. As it is mentioned in the release notes mehr [...]

Windows Server TP2 Build 10074 – VM import fails

Today I experienced an odd behavior of the Windows Server Technical Preview 2 Build 10074. Because of my storage capacity I am running some of my VMs on local data HDDs in my Hyper-V hosts. After a complete new installation of the Hyper-V hosts with Technical Preview 2 I was unable to import my VMs residing on the local data HDDs. VMs running in HA mode on the Hyper-V Failover Cluster were not affected. I mehr [...]

SCVMM 2016 Technical Preview 2 – Logical Switch Improvements

At last week’s Ignite Microsoft has released the Technical Preview 2 of System Center 2016. -> http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2015/05/06/now-available-system-center-2016-technical-preview-2.aspx -> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-system-center-technical-preview?WT.mc_id=Blog_SC_Announce_TTD The Technical Preview 2 of SCVMM 2016 provides you with some mehr [...]

What is Azure Stack?

There has been some confusion around what Azure Stack is right after the announcement at Microsoft Ignite in Chicago. I will try to do a short and high-level clarification based on that what I got from the sessions and I like to invite the Product Group to reach out to me if I got something wrong. First of all Azure Stack is not a Windows Azure Pack 2.0! Even if both products sounds very similar mehr [...]

Microsoft Ignite Announcements – Azure Stack and OMS

Day one of Microsoft Ignite in Chicago is over and I want to let you now what is coming next regarding the Cloud OS story. First of all the next version of Windows Server and System Center will be called Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. A huge announcement was Azure Stack! So Azure Stack is the replacement for Windows Azure Pack and will provide you with a consistent Microsoft Azure mehr [...]

Azure Site Recovery InMage Scout with VMware Series – Overview & Introduction

Last year Microsoft acquired the company InMage with its product InMage Scout. InMage Scout provides disaster recovery capabilities for a VMware on-premises to VMware on-premises scenario. Last month Microsoft has announced a VMware on-premsies to Microsoft Azure scenario which is still in preview. -> http://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2014/07/16/azure-site-recovery-now-offers-disaster-recovery-for-any-physical-or-virtualized-it-environment-with-inmage-scout-2/ -> mehr [...]