Changing ASN of existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

Changing ASN of existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

Changing the ASN of an existing Azure VPN Gateway for Azure Resource Manager deployment model can be implemented by using the Azure Resource Explorer (Preview) In the left pane drill down through the subscription, resource group, provider “Microsoft.Network”,  virtualNetworkGateways and select the virtual network gateway.  In this example I’ve named the gateway: VNG-Contoso Select “Edit” Select “Read/Write” […]

PowerShell deployment of Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

PowerShell deployment of Riverbed SteelHead for Azure Resource Manager deployment model

I have been working on various cloud transformation projects using Riverbed SteelHead appliances for WAN optimisation. Below is an example of using PowerShell to deploy a Riverbed SteelHead appliance into ARM: # Tenant and Subscription details $TenantId = ” $SubscriptionId = ” # Authenticate Login-AzureRmAccount -TenantId $TenantId -SubscriptionId $SubscriptionId Select-AzureRmSubscription -TenantId $TenantId -SubscriptionId $SubscriptionId # Deployment […]

Extremely high Paged-Pool Memory on Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCOM component

Extremely high Paged-Pool Memory on Windows Server 2012 R2 running SCOM component

During my last project with a customer I had to build a small SCOM environment using 2012 R2 version with SQL Server 2014 SP1 as databases. The environment consists of the following components: 1 SQL 2014 SP server with named instance for Operations Manager database 1 SQL 2014 SP server with named instance for Operations […]

Using DFS Consolidation Root to migrate file servers to new hosts using old share names

Using DFS Consolidation Root to migrate file servers to new hosts using old share names

I have recently been working on a large cloud transformation project where we were required to move multiple CIFS file shares from existing servers to new machines utilising Microsoft StorSimple devices for storage. Due to the constant requirement of this data we had migrate it with minimum downtime. This was achieved by building new file […]

Configure SQL Monitoring Low-Privilege environment for SCOM (Part 1)

Configure SQL Monitoring Low-Privilege environment for SCOM (Part 1)

Part of my job as Cloud Consultant to configure System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager environments including Management Packs. The one which causes most of the headaches is the Management Pack for SQL servers. The reason is that Microsoft changed the default permissions for LocalSystem when they release SQL Server 2012. Before that, LocalSystem (other […]

Windows Azure Pack for Enterprises – Changes to the Tenant Site

This screenshot shows the New Tray with the VM Role option

The Windows Azure Pack Tenant Site offers a variety of functionality to Tenants and for Service Providers it’s absolutely required however for Enterprise customers there are typically various processes involved in adding disks to VMs, removing disks, deleting VMs, etc. Inframon have been heavily involved with several customers to help them use Windows Azure Pack […]

What are Windows servicing branches and what does this mean for you?

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Along with the introduction of Windows 10 in July 2015 Microsoft also introduced a new servicing model for the operating system across PC and mobile platforms. These are being referred to by Microsoft as servicing options or ‘branches’, but what does that actually mean, how does that work and most importantly what does that mean […]