Azure Stack Update 1.1905.0.40 Released with Windows Server 2019 Support

So this week Azure Stack 1.1905.0.40 was released with a few big changes internally. I will be transparent and say this was one of the longest updates to date. However, there are some very good reasons why it is one of the longest. A few updates ago Microsoft release a new PNU processes. I mentioned … Continue reading Azure Stack Update 1.1905.0.40 Released with Windows Server 2019 Support

Deploying AKS via AzureCLI and Service Principal Names

I am fairly new to the Kubernetes world. I would say that every day is still a learning experience for me. This weekend I was trying to redeploy some AKS clusters for a demo I need to do on Tuesday. However, I kept running into an issue with my WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux). At … Continue reading Deploying AKS via AzureCLI and Service Principal Names

Azure Stack: Update 1.1904.0.36 and Changes in Update Processes

Update 1.1904.0.36 was officially released for Azure Stack today. Just like last months, this update was mainly focused around fixes and improvements. I am impressed with the newer smaller and faster updates. My little 4 node scale until up until 1903 was taking an average of 16 to 20 hours to update. These past 2 … Continue reading Azure Stack: Update 1.1904.0.36 and Changes in Update Processes

Azure Stack Infrastructure Backup Configuration

Infrastructure Backup is something that I have set in the past and basically have forgotten about ever since the introduction of scheduled backups. From my experience the backup solution works and I really don't spend much time on it outside of doing disaster recovery testing. This can be done on an ASDK box once a … Continue reading Azure Stack Infrastructure Backup Configuration

Hybrid Cloud Series – Introduction

Introduction This was probably the most challenging task that I set out to do. I am just getting into containers. Which means I am fairly new with Kubernetes and all the different management platforms that are built around Kubernetes. I have been working with Pivotal's Container Service (PKS) a lot more lately. Which to be … Continue reading Hybrid Cloud Series – Introduction

Remove Azure AD Connect Sync from Tenant Directory

I did some research on how to stop the synchronization between my on-premises active directory and Azure Active Directory. I found a lot of resources but not many that made sense to me. So I combined two of the sites I found and was able to successfully remove Azure AD Connect sync from my tenant. … Continue reading Remove Azure AD Connect Sync from Tenant Directory

Managed Images on Azure Stack

This last week I had the chance to start working with managed images on Azure Stack. As of the recent update release of 1901, managed images is now available for everyone. You may be asking yourself a few questions right about now. Like, what is a managed image? Why do I need a manage image? … Continue reading Managed Images on Azure Stack

Deploying Pivotal Container Service (PKS) on Azure Using Karsten Bott’s Automation Magic

Introduction and blabbing... (skip ahead to next section for actual blog.) A friend and fellow MVP, Steve Buchanan recently tweeted the following article: Career Advice for IT Professionals in 2019. He mentioned a few points from this article in his tweets that really grabbed my eye. One is "Change is always constant." A few other points … Continue reading Deploying Pivotal Container Service (PKS) on Azure Using Karsten Bott’s Automation Magic

Lesson Learned: Azure Stack Azure Active Directory Application Creation

I recently deployed App Services again to my production Azure Stack. Again? Yes, even though it is a "production" stack in reality this is actually more for developing services, testing, etc. So, that should explain the again part. I have been deploying App Services since 1.1 or 1.2, even before when Azure Stack was still … Continue reading Lesson Learned: Azure Stack Azure Active Directory Application Creation

My experience or (non)experience with Kubernetes on Azure Stack

First off this may be my last blog before Christmas and the New Year so I would love to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. 2018 has been an awesome year and I am so looking forward to 2019 as well! So I would like to share my experience … Continue reading My experience or (non)experience with Kubernetes on Azure Stack