Tag: Hybrid

AzS HCI HandsOn – Part 5 – VM Provisioning in Azure Stack HCI from Azure Portal using MSLabs

Being able to provision VMs through the public Azure portal has been an eagerly awaited feature amongst the AzS HCI community and finally it is here! And of course, I could not pass off the opportunity to try it myself ASAP! The official Msft documentation is here, and feel free to follow that, but honestly

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Azure Stack Learning Path – Part 4 – Clusters

When you deploy Azure Stack HCI, you deploy it in the form of a cluster, with multiple nodes participating. A cluster is basically a group of otherwise independent servers (nodes) that are interconnected to work with each other to provide features like scalability, high availability, load balancing, etc. and many more. An HCI cluster collects

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Azure Stack HCI Learning Path – Part 3 – Storage Spaces Direct (S2D)

In the previous part we talked about Azure Arc, which is integral in our Azure Hybrid Cloud story. Azure Arc is essentially the glue that sticks our on-prem or multi-cloud infrastructure to the Azure portal, for unified management and control. We are now ready to move on to other infrastructure focused concepts such as storage,

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Fixing Hybrid – IaaS with Azure Update Management and SCOM

Azure Update Management (AUM) is a free service that helps to deploy patches on servers running in Azure and On Premises (in your datacenter).  It provides basic capabilities, but enough to control the whole patch process. While evaluating AUM on a Windows Server 2019 hosted on Azure I noticed that either monitoring with SCOM or

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Hybrid Monitoring Solutions during your transition to Cloud

Most enterprises now have either moved to cloud, or are moving towards it. And why not? Running your workloads on cloud services such as Azure frees you up from a lot of maintenance and administrative overheads, and you can use this time to do something better. Here are some major benefits to moving to cloud:

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SCOM 2019 vs Azure Monitor: Which one to choose?

Having worked with both SCOM and Azure Monitor, recently I was asked to compare them both and suggest the right choice. First off, I have a disclaimer to make – Azure Monitor is great, but it can not replace SCOM entirely, not just yet. SCOM 2019 was recently released and it came loaded with some

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