In Azure we have two deployment methods, ASM (Azure Service Manager) aka classic & ARM (Azure Resource Manager). When the beginning of Azure we use ASM model to deploy resources and manage our cloud infrastructure but soon Azure team realize we need a better more robust management and deployment infrastructureRead More →

Azure Managed Disk is the way we can deploy VMs disks without using storage account. In previous(Unmanaged) disks before we create a VM (ARM) we need to create a storage account to store those VMs disks. Managing storage account may be a difficult when it comes to large deployments. ByRead More →

Azure Managed Disk is the way we can create the VM disks without using a storage account. In previous scenarios if we want to create a disk and attached to VM first we should have a storage account to store those disk files. Managed Disk is a PasS like offeringRead More →

Last Week Azure announced the new capability of the Azure Backup which we can mount the backup as a device to the protected machine. Following are some of the benefits from this One restore mechanism for all backup sources Instant recovery of files Open and review files in the recoveryRead More →

Just Enough Administration (JEA) is security technology we can use to delegate enough administration rights to complete tasks that can manage through PowerShell. By Implementing JEA we can accomplish following goals: We can reduce the number of administrators for a server Limit what users can do Better understanding what administratorsRead More →

What is Container ? Containers are isolated,resource controlled, and portable operating environment. By using the containers we can run the applications without affecting to rest of the system application.Its looks same as the fresh installation of a server. Windows Container Types Windows Server Containers This provides application isolation through processRead More →

In release of Windows Server 2016 it includes the new headless server deployment “Nano Server”. Nano Server is a stripped-down version of Windows Server. When we comes to System Center 2016 Operation Manager we can monitor Nano Server through SCOM 2016. In SCOM 2016 it ships with the Nano ServerRead More →

Nano Server Image builder help us to create a Nano Server using GUI interface. The advantage of using this ¬†we can customize our settings using a GUI interface, before this tool comes we have to use PowerShell for creating a Nano Server Image. By using this tool we can createRead More →

In this series of posts I will discuss the Azure Automation service, which enables to manage configuration of the Windows and Linux servers in the Azure,on-premises or any other cloud platform.Following is the line up for the series of blog posts. Introduction to Azure Automation. Onboarding a Windows Server NodeRead More →

Few days back I was building my SCOM 2016 Lab and I got the idea of monitoring Nano Server, which was introduce with Windows Server 2016. Ok so when I search Azure marketplace I found there is a template to create a nano server.So first I deploy the Nano ServerRead More →