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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Automate deployment of Azure Stack Development Kit on an Azure VM

With the Azure Stack Development Kit (ASDK) having a limited lifespan per deployment I need a way to be able to spin up the ASDK fairly fast for internal use and for clients who want to take Azure Stack for a

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Restarting Storage Space Direct Cluster Nodes managed by SCVMM 2016

So most of my experience recently with Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) have been deploying stand alone clusters that are not managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2016.  I have another blog in the works that documents how I

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Posted in Hyper-Converged, PowerShell, Storage Spaces Direct, Virtual Machine Manager 2016

Keep IT Simple? Live migration of ‘Virtual Machine ‘ failed.

Started out with looking up Live Migration errors that lead me to configuration of the constrain delegation not being truly configured correctly.  Why, because the SPN’s for three of the Hyper-V services where not registered correctly because the NTDS ports on my domain controllers had been restricted to ports not in the dynamic ranges that Hyper-V uses to register those SPN’s.  At the end of the day if I would have focused on the SPN issues and just looked at my domain controllers I would have saved myself a lot of time.  

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Posted in Hyper-Converged, Hyper-V, Storage Spaces Direct
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