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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V Replica on Azure

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 21 August 2017 - - - - - - · 293 views

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V Replica on Azure
After my Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM post on how to create a Nested VM inside an Azure VM, I am following with how to have Hyper-V Replica on Azure.
To accomplish this we will use the Azure VM and the Nested VM from the Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualiz...


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Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 18 August 2017 - - - - - - · 309 views

Microsoft Azure Nested Virtualization | Hyper-V VM inside Azure VM
With the new Dv3 and Ev3 VM sizes Microsoft has released the Nested Virtualization, meaning you can simply have a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM. In this post I am testing the Nested Virtualization functionality creating a Hyper-V VM inside an Azure VM and have Network and Internet Connecti...


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High Level Steps to Create a Syslog Server for Azure OMS (Log Analytics)

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 20 June 2017 - - - - - - · 281 views

High Level Steps to Create a Syslog Server for Azure OMS (Log Analytics)  This post is a gathering of TechNet articles and 3rd party blog posts that my college John Dandelis followed to create a linux Syslog server in order to monitor network devices on Operations Management Suite (OMS). Its not a complete step-by-step guide but it is very...


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Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 17 May 2017 - - - - - - · 940 views

Azure Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage
This post is my view of a complete guide, from A to Z, including both the Windows Server part and the Azure Portal part on how to build a Web Farm using IIS & Azure File storage. Following this guide you will have a functional two server IIS Web Farm using Azure File storage.
To create a Web Server Far...


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Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM)

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 01 December 2016 - - - - - - · 510 views

Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM)
For Azure VMs that are not needed to be running 24/7, we can use Azure Automation to schedule automatic Stop (Deallocate) and Start. First ensure to reserve resources if needed, such as the Private and the Public IP.
Now lets see how we will Auto Start/Stop an Azure VM (ARM). First create an Automation Account, go to the...


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Auto-Shutdown Hyper-V free with UPS

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 19 October 2016 - - - - - - · 590 views

<h1>Auto-Shutdown Hyper-V free with USB UPS</h1>
<p>Recently i installed a Hyper-V 2012 R2 server (the free version) but my UPS doesn’t support Windows Core. No problem, we have PowerShell!! after some search on various sites – blogs – etc i end up creating the following script. It checks the battery status every 3 minute...


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Exchange 2010 | add local domain CA certificate

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 29 July 2016 - - - - - - · 914 views

<p>First we need to create a certificate request</p>
<p>Open the Microsoft Exchange Management Console and navigate to Microsoft Exchange -&gt; Server Configuration.</p>
<p>On the right panel press the “New Exchange Certificate”</p>
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Calculate Azure VHD actual/billing size

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 29 July 2016 - - - - - - · 627 views

<p>Azure blob storage is billed based to how much data you use. So you can have an 1023 GB disk but if you use only 20 GB you will be billed for 20 GB. But, <img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72x72/1f642.png" alt="🙂" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> , if you write more data, lets say 50 GB and t...


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Match OnPrem Active Directory users to existing Office365 Users

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 29 July 2016 - - - - - - · 611 views

<p>Lets say you have an Office 365 account and cloud only users with mailboxes and now you decide that you want to sync it and match the Office 365 users with your Active Directory users.</p>
<p>I prepared a lab with one DC and I created a trial Office 365 E3 account with custom domain. I created users with the same usern...


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Migrating DHCP from Server 2003 to Server 2012 R2

  Posted by Pantelis Apostolidis , 21 June 2016 - - - - - - · 531 views

<div class="text geshifilter-text">this is something very common lately and always I follow this post: <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-dhcp-server-2003-server-2012-r2">http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2003-end-support/migrating-dhcp-server-2003-server-2012-r2</a></div...