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

Lessons Learned: Azure Stack, BGP Routing, and Big Cloud Fabric

So I ran into a situation related to networking when deploying our first integrated Azure Stack this week.  We had planned to use BGP routing for our border connectivity. However, we ran into some speed bumps along the way that almost led us to switch to Static Routing. First, I would like to point out that I … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Azure Stack, BGP Routing, and Big Cloud Fabric

Preparing and Validating Azure Stack Certificates

In one of my previous blogs "Using AzsReadinessChecker To Generate Certificate Signing Request for Azure Stack," we used the Azure Stack Readiness Checker to generate certificates that we then took to our Public Certificate Authority.  We now have our Certificates Issued and downloaded and are ready to move forward.   Reference Articles: Certificate Requirements: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-pki-certs#certificate-requirements Generate … Continue reading Preparing and Validating Azure Stack Certificates

Lessons Learned: Public Certificate Authorities and Azure Stack Certificates

In my previous blog post yesterday, Using AzsReadinessChecker To Generate Certificate Signing Request for Azure Stack I showed how to use the AzSReadinessChecker tool provided by Microsoft to create a CSR that you could then take to your Public Certificate Authority.  I created a single CSR request that had all my Subject Alternative Names (SAN's) in a … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Public Certificate Authorities and Azure Stack Certificates

Using AzsReadinessChecker To Generate Certificate Signing Request for Azure Stack

My experience with Azure Stack until recently has all been around the ASDK (Azure Stack Development Toolkit).  Recently we received our first multi-node Azure Stack from our Partner and OEM Dell EMC.  My next few blogs are more than likely going to focus on my experiences and lessons learned around our integration and configuration of our first 4 … Continue reading Using AzsReadinessChecker To Generate Certificate Signing Request for Azure Stack

Azure Stack and Monitoring Virtual Disk Health and Storage Jobs Using the Privileged Endpoint.

This last week I had been asked about being able to see the health of the storage on the Azure Stack multi-nodes systems that we will manage.  I have built a good number of Storage Spaces Direct clusters and know how important it is to see the health of the virtual disks, the storage subsystem, … Continue reading Azure Stack and Monitoring Virtual Disk Health and Storage Jobs Using the Privileged Endpoint.