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
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
For those Azure Stack Operators that manage the Azure Stack Marketplace you know some of the pain points of keeping track when a Marketplace item is updated. This is pretty much a monthly job for someone to verify that all the extensions and core images synced to your Azure Stack's are up to date. Well, … Continue reading Azure Stack – Marketplace Management PowerShell Script
Around the time that we updated to 1808 on our multimode Azure Stack, we started seeing extremely long login times for both our Admin Portal and Tenant Portals. At first, it wasn't an important issue to look into until we started having other users start mentioning the long login times to log in to their … Continue reading Azure Stack: Fixing Admin and Tenant Portals Login Times
A quick and simple blog about adding the BGInfo extension to an Azure Stack VM using PowerShell. I decided to write this blog because I started getting confused which VM I was working in tonight. I am pretty sure I have seen some ARM Templates that will do something like this. I know for sure … Continue reading Azure Stack: Adding the BGInfo extension to Azure Stack VM’s using Azure Stack PowerShell
So for my next few blogs, I am going to document how we deployed Azure Stack's App Service in a Highly Available deployment in our multi-node Stack. This multi-part blog will consist of deploying all the pre-requisites for App Services including the file servers, the SQL servers, and the actually App Service itself. I will … Continue reading Azure Stack: Deploying A Highly Available App Service Solution Series
So I pretty much wasted my Friday driving 2 hours to Dallas and watching a movie for over 2 hours then driving back for 2 hours. 6 hours that I can't get back watching a movie that wasn't really worth driving to go watch. I really don't know what I was thinking. What does this … Continue reading Backing Up Azure Stack Infrastructure
The last blog I did on updating Azure Stack was focused around the Microsoft PNU processes. This blog I will walk through how to update the Dell EMC Hardware LifeCycle Host (HLH) Server along with the OME and OMNM VM that runs on the HLH server. From what I understand, firmware and drivers will be included in … Continue reading Azure Stack: Patch and Update a Dell EMC VxRack.
In one of my previous blogs Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Logs, Logs, and More Logs – Part III I had mentioned in passing about the format of the JSON file log. When you click Download full logs in the Update run details of that specific update running and open it the entire log is on … Continue reading Azure Stack – A JSON Viewer For The Downloaded Update Logs!
I really wanted to title this blog "Lessons Learned: A rookie mistake?" However, I am actually eating Reese's peanut butter cups right now. Just don't tell the wife or the doctor because I am supposed to be eating better. Anyway, I was really curious to see the new Operations Manager management pack for Azure Stack. … Continue reading Azure Stack and Operations Manager – Goes Together Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate.