The Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering supports
running Windows virtual machines and Linux virtual machines in the Cloud. In
this article, I provide step-by-step guidance for running a new Linux virtual
machine in the cloud using our Windows Azure platform.
That’s right, Linux!
Windows Azure runs Linux VMs as a first-class citizen on our cloud platform,
with support in the Preview offering for four common Linux distributions:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 SP2 OpenSUSE 12.1 CentOS 6.3 Ubuntu
12..04.1 and 12.10
The best news is … you can try this out for FREE by signing up for a FREE
Windows Azure 90-day Trial of our Virtual Machine Preview.
Do It: Sign up for your FREE Windows Azure 90-Day Trial Account so that you
can follow along with the steps in this article.
NOTE: When activating your FREE Trial for Windows Azure, you will be ... (more)
We can assign static internal IP addresses for Azure Virtual Machines on a
Virtual Network using either PowerShell or the new Azure Preview Portal. This
is a useful capability for provisioning VM workloads that may require fixed
IP address assignments, such as DNS servers.
Provisioning a VM with a Static internal IP address using Azure Preview
Question: After provisioning a set of VM's with static internal IP addresses,
how can I display a list of all VMs with static addresses in my subscription?
Answer: You can list all Azure VM's configured with static internal IP
This month, I spent a fair amount of time preparing for the new Microsoft
Private Cloud Certification Exam 70-246, Monitoring and Operating a Private
Cloud with System Center 2012 and I saved links to all the study
resources that I used to study and pass this exam as a step-by-step Exam
Study Guide for anyone else who may be interested in targeting this exam.
Exam 70-246 is the final exam needed to complete the MCSE Private Cloud
certification track. The complete requirements for the MCSE Private Cloud
Achieve MCSA:Windows Server 2008 If you were previously certif... (more)
My good friend and colleague, Tommy Patterson, recently blogged about
leveraging the Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) preview
offering to build a FREE lab environment in the Cloud. You can read
Tommy’s step-by-step article at:
Building FREE Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud
What about a SharePoint 2013 Lab in the Cloud?
Now that SharePoint Server 2013 has been released, I frequently get asked
about ways in which a SharePoint 2013 lab environment can be easily built for
studying, testing and/or performing a proof-of-concept. You could certainly
build this lab environ... (more)
Windows Server 2012 and our completely free Hyper-V Server 2012 certainly
have some really cost-effective new storage options, with Storage Spaces and
Hyper-V over SMB 3.0. However, many IT Pros have already invested in iSCSI
shared storage and, as a result, many Hyper-V deployments also need to be
able to leverage these existing storage investments.
iSCSI? No problem! Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Server 2012 include native
support for a software iSCSI initiator as well as MPIO ( Multipath IO ) for
resiliency and load balancing of storage IO over multiple network paths.
In t... (more)