Azure Stack – Marketplace Management PowerShell Script

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

Azure Stack: Fixing Admin and Tenant Portals Login Times

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

Azure Stack: Adding the BGInfo extension to Azure Stack VM’s using Azure Stack PowerShell

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

Azure Stack: Deploying A Highly Available App Service Solution Series

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

Backing Up Azure Stack Infrastructure

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

Azure Stack: Patch and Update a Dell EMC VxRack.

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.

Azure Stack – A JSON Viewer For The Downloaded Update Logs!

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!

Azure Stack and Operations Manager – Goes Together Like Peanut Butter and Chocolate.

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.

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Logs, Logs, and More Logs – Part III

This is part III of my series on updating Azure Stack to 1804.  My last blog was Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II which covered how to download and import the updates into your stack.  This next blog I will talk about how to monitor the update process using the privileged endpoint as … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Logs, Logs, and More Logs – Part III

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II

In my previous blog Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I  I talked a little about the new features and the one that grabbed my attention the most, along with what the update fixed and some of the updates that are not included in the release but are related. In Part … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Installing The Updates – Part II