Choosing A Strategy To Migrate Azure VMs to CSP

July 18, 2016 // 5 Comments

This post is intended to help you understand how you can migrate your classic (Service Management or SM) Azure virtual machines from an old Azure subscription to a new CSP subscription where the only API available to you is Azure Resource Manager (ARM). Official Migration Options From Microsoft [...]

RunAsRadio Podcast – Hyper-V in Server 2016

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded an episode of the RunAsRadio podcast with Richard Campbell on the topic of Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V. We covered a number of areas, including containers, nested virtualization, networking, security, and PowerShell. Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

New F-Series Virtual Machines in Azure

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last week, Microsoft announced a new series of virtual machines called the F-Series. There’s quite a bit in this announcement. New Sizing One of the things that has wrecked my head in Azure is that the virtual machines had unusual memory sizes: 1.75 GB RAM 3.5 GB RAM 7 GB RAM 14 GB RAM etc And [...]

Webinar – What’s New In Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

June 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

I’ll be joining fellow Cloud and Datacenter Management (Hyper-V) MVP Andy Syrewicze for a webcast by Altaro on June 14th at 3PM UK/Irish time, 4PM CET, and 10AM Eastern. The topic: What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V (and related technologies). There’s quite a bit to cover in this new [...]

Cloud & Datacenter Management 2016 Videos

June 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently spoke at the excellent Cloud and Datacenter Management conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. There was 5 tracks full of expert speakers from around Europe, and a few Microsoft US people, talking Windows Server 2016, Azure, System Center, Office 365 and more. Most of the sessions were in [...]

Broadcom & Intel Network Engineers Need A Good Beating

December 18, 2015 // 14 Comments

Your virtual machines lost network connectivity. Yeah, Aidan Smash … again. READ HERE: I’m tired of having to tell people to: Disable VMQ on 1 GbE NICs … no matter what … yes, that includes you … I don’t care what your excuse is … yes; you. That’s because VMQ on 1 GbE NICs is: On by [...]

Russinovich on Hyper-V Containers

October 29, 2015 // 7 Comments

We’ve known since Ignite 2015 that Microsoft was going to have two kinds of containers in Windows Server 2016 (WS2016): Windows Server Containers: Providing OS and resource virtualization and isolation. Hyper-V Containers: The hypervisor adds security isolation to machine & resource [...]

Microsoft News – 19 October 2015

October 19, 2015 // 2 Comments

It turns out that Microsoft has been doing some things that are not Surface-related. Here’s a summary of what’s been happening in the last while … Hyper-V Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive #2 – Linux and FreeBSD Integration Services Core Features: Talking about the services that are [...]

Understanding & Pricing Azure Virtual Machine Backup

October 8, 2015 // 3 Comments

In this article I want to explain how you can backup Azure virtual machines using Azure Backup. I’ll also describe how to price up this solution. Backing up VMs Believe it or not, up until a few weeks ago, there was no supported way to backup production virtual machines in Azure. That meant you [...]
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