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

Highly Available App Service Solution – Part III – SQL Always On

So it has been some time since I worked on my "Deploying a highly available App Service Solution" blog series. Last blog in this series was also a standalone blog: Using Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Azure Stack VM's Authentication and Identity, but since we need some sort of Active Directory environment in this solution … Continue reading Highly Available App Service Solution – Part III – SQL Always On

Ignite 2018, Bring on the swag!!!

This is going to be my very first Microsoft Ignite. I have always stayed clear mainly because of how large of a conference it is. I love people, I love interacting with people, however, I also like my space as well. That was one reason I never attended. The other, no company I worked for … Continue reading Ignite 2018, Bring on the swag!!!

Azure Stack: Highly Available App Service Solution – Part II – Did I just start eating an elephant?

When I first started this blog series I had thought I could knock this off in a week or so. As I sit here on Saturday night a few weeks after posting my first blog in this series I realized I might have bitten off more than I could chew.  I also missed a lot … Continue reading Azure Stack: Highly Available App Service Solution – Part II – Did I just start eating an elephant?

Deploying an Azure VM using Cloud Shell on my iPhone

So sitting near my corporate office at a very delicious Indian restaurant while waiting for my laptop to get re-imaged I got bored. I didn't have enough time to go watch Denzel Washington's new action film The Equalizer 2 and needed to do something to entertain myself. So I did what every other Azure Cloud … Continue reading Deploying an Azure VM using Cloud Shell on my iPhone

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

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!

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

Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I

Azure Stack Update 1804 was released last week in the middle of MMS.  So I was itching to update our first multi-node stamp.  So while some of my peers were doing their sessions I was prepping to update to Azure Stack 1804 update build number 20180513.1. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-update-1804 However, I ran into some small issues with a … Continue reading Updating Azure Stack to 1804 – Features, Fixes, and Updates – Part I

MMS 2018!!! It is on like Donkey Kong!

So just a few days from now on Mothers Day I am flying to the great state of Minnesota (u betcha!) for one of the best IT technical conferences available.  (In my opinion that is.)  It is already time for MMS 2018 (Midwest Management Summit) which is not MMS (Microsoft Management Summit).  The Minnesota Systems … Continue reading MMS 2018!!! It is on like Donkey Kong!