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Getting Started with Nano Server

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in Windows Server 2016 18 November 2015 - - - - - - · 1,208 views

What is Nano Server ?
Nano Server is a new installation option that became available with the arrival of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview. It is a purpose-built, stripped down operating system designed to run services and to be managed remotely.
Windows Server 2016 will offer the following installation options:



2015 Microsoft MVP Award on Hyper-V

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in Imported 06 October 2015 - - - - - - · 672 views

<p>Lately, I have been under the rock of work and that is why i didn’t write about this sooner. On October 1st I received an email saying: As you can imagine i was eagerly awaiting for this email and the… </p>
<p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://vaggeliskappas.com/2015/10/06/2015-microsoft-mvp-award-on-hyper-v/...


5nine Manager – What’s new in version 7.1

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in Management, Hyper-V, 5nine 23 August 2015 - - - - - - · 584 views

Recently 5nine Software released the version 7.1 of 5nine Manager. 5nine Manager is an easy-to-use and cost-effective management solution for Microsoft Hyper-V. It provides many of the features of Microsoft’s System Center Virtual...


Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 (TP3) is now available

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in Imported 20 August 2015 - - - - - - · 543 views

In the unlikely event that you have not heard, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 (TP3) is now available for download.  
You can get it from TechNet Evaluation Center  
You can find it in Azure’s Image Gallery  
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Running pfSense as an Azure IaaS Virtual Machine

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 23 July 2015 - - - - - - · 1,059 views

A client of mine has asked me if it would be possible to run pfSense as a Microsoft Azure IaaS Virtual Machine . pfSense® software is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD, specifically tailored for use as a firewall and router that is entirely managed via web interface. 
At that time, I had in mind that running FreeBSD 10 under Hyp...


5nine Cloud Security – What’s New in Version 6

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in Imported 15 July 2015 - - - - - - · 916 views

5nine Cloud Security Version 6.0 for Hyper-V has just been released , so let’s start to explore what is new in this version.
5nine Cloud Security is the first and only agentless security and compliance solution built specifically for the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Hyper-V virtual machines running Windows and Linux. The solution provides multi-layered p...


Secure Azure Virtual Network using Network Security Groups

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 01 June 2015 - - - - - - · 951 views

The way that Network Virtualization is implemented in Hyper-V and subsequently in Microsoft Azure IaaS, enables explicitly the Routing between Virtual Subnets. This is the reason why the traffic between Virtual Subnets, that are part of the same Virtual Network, is unrestricted unless we have applied Network Security Groups.

Network Security Groups Is a...


Create a Virtual Machine with Multiple NICs in Azure IaaS

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in PowerShell, Microsoft Azure 06 January 2015 - - - - - - · 801 views
Microsoft Azure, Multiple NICs and 3 more...

Every time I present a session about Microsoft Azure IaaS , the most common question is about Virtual Machines’ capability of getting more than one Virtual Network Interface (vNIC). At TechEd Europe 2014 , Microsoft announced support for multiple Network Interfaces (vNICs) in Azure VM...


Microsoft Hyper-V MVP Award 2014

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , in About Me 03 October 2014 - - - - - - · 559 views

Με μεγάλη χαρά την πρώτη Οκτωβρίου έλαβα ένα email που έλεγε τα παρακάτω http://vaggeliskappa...14/10/MVP01.png
Είμαι πολύ χαρούμενος και υπερήφανος για τη διάκριση αυτή, η οποία μου δίνει τη δύναμη όσο και την έμπνευση, να συνεχίσω με αμείωτο ζήλο την προσπάθεια και την συνεισφορά στην κοινότητα των IT Pros.
Θα ήθελα να...


Configuring a Static Internal IP Address (DIP) for a VM in Azure VNET

  Posted by Vaggelis Kappas , 08 September 2014 - - - - - - · 554 views

Αυτό που ήταν γνωστό μέχρι τώρα και τονιζόταν ιδιαιτέρως, ήταν να μην αποδίδεται για οποιοδήποτε λόγο Static IP address στα Virtual Machines του Microsoft Azure IaaS . Ακόμη και εάν τα VMs προορίζονταν για Domain Controllers ή για DNS Servers.
Όσοι μάλιστα το είχαν προσπαθήσει είδαν τα VMs που είχαν δημιουργήσει να εξαφανίζονται, ξαφνικά, από την κονσόλ...