Azure Update Management – Creating Multiple Deployment Schedules with PowerShell

Have you ever been sent an email from a boss or director asking for your thoughts on a possible solution about to be given to a client? Not to long ago I did and now I am sitting here about to blog about some of my experiences while on this project. The project on a … Continue reading Azure Update Management – Creating Multiple Deployment Schedules with PowerShell

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

Download Microsoft Ignite 2018 Azure Stack Sessions

So Ignite is over and back to work we all go. If you are like me you may still be recovering from the miles and miles of walking, the overwhelming Expo, and cramming all the knowledge in my head from all the sessions I was able to attend. There are so many more sessions I … Continue reading Download Microsoft Ignite 2018 Azure Stack Sessions

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

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

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

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 – 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

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

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 built out a 4 node S2D cluster using VMM and PowerShell.  It piggy backs on … Continue reading Restarting Storage Space Direct Cluster Nodes managed by SCVMM 2016