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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

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Posted in Azure, 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

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Posted in Azure

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

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Posted in Azure Stack, Backup

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

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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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Posted in Azure Stack

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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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

Automating Computer Naming after Deploying Windows 10 Images

I was recently at a client planning on delivering a Windows 10 Pilot as normal.  However, during our kick off meeting a wrench was thrown into our standard practice.  The client didn’t have a working Configuration Manager or MDT environment

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Posted in Active Directory, OSD, PowerShell, Windows 10

Hyper-V and NAT Virtual Switch in Windows 10

Before Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, trying to NAT within Hyper-V, well was a challenge.

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Posted in Hyper-V, PowerShell, Windows 10
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