About two weeks ago, Azure Site Recovery (ASR) V2 was released to preview. Using the “Unplanned Failover” we can perform ASM (Classic / V1) VM to Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VM conversion.
About a week ago Veeam introduced “Direct Restore to Azure”. In the last couple of days, I’ve been playing with it and I have to say I was surprised to see how easy it is to take a backup file and make an Azure VM out of it.
Lately I’ve been playing around with Azure DevTest labs. This is a great way for provisioning rapidly deployed policy-driven environments in Azure for developers, testing, QA, DevOps and other teams in the organization.
A variety of the available vRealize Operations Manager management packs require a Microsoft Windows-based remote collector as a part of their vROps architecture. Since the majority of customers deploy the Linux-based OVA, the steps for installation and configuration of a Windows-based remote collector are often unfamiliar to administrators.
In the previous posts I showed you how to deploy Azure Active Directory Services as a Service. Rather you did this just for fun or for a PoC, there is always the possibility to undo and delete the domain.
Now that we have set the stage, let’s take an Azure virtual machine and make it a member in our new “onmicrosoft.com” domain.
I have to say, since joining Microsoft I talk “as-a-Service” almost every day. Among all of the cool PaaS capabilities you will find Azure Active Directory (AAD). Before diving in, let’s all be on the same page here – I’m not going to deploy any domain controller or run DCPROMO on a VM god forbidden, it is all about the PaaS ladies and gents 🙂 .
Citrix Xen admins are faced with a complicated set of challenges when it comes to managing their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Application performance—often recognized as one of the key indicators of user satisfaction and productivity—can be affected by a number of issues in both the Citrix VDI and VMware virtual layers.