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Tag: ITOps

Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Original Post Read More I’m drafting this offline at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. After more than 2.5 years since my last international flight, I’m heading to Seattle for Microsoft Ignite. I feel out of practice! But many little travel things are comforting in their familiarity. So, with

Using WSL 2 on Windows Server 2022 to run Linux containers

Original Post Read More Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) is one of the most popular features for developers on Windows 10 and 11. It has recently been made available on Windows Server 2022. With this addition, you can now run Linux containers on WSL 2 on Windows Server

Monitoring my hybrid environment – part 2?

Original Post Read More Hello folks,   2 weeks ago, as part of my series on setting up my demo environment to reflect a typical hybrid (on-prem <-> Azure) environment I covered the basics of what I needed to support operational requirements like monitoring/insights, patch management, change management, etc…  So,

How to change the user account for Windows Containers

Original Post Read More Containers in general are seen as a turnkey solution to run applications. Once the app has been finalized, you expect the container to run the same way regardless of the environment. However, just like any other platform, there are some important aspects that need to change

Planning the Monitoring of my hybrid environment.

Original Post Read More Hello folks,   By now you may have read that I’ve rebuilt my demo environment to look like what a typical hybrid environment would look like.  I did it slowly without having to rip and replace everything in my on-prem environment.   Started out with establishing

PsRule: Introduction to Infrastructure As Code (IAC) Testing

Original Post Read More Introduction   One of the fundamental ideas of DevOps is to combine the best practices from the infrastructure and development worlds, to learn from each other. This means applying the concept of testing to our Infrastructure As Code (Bicep, Arm, etc). However, it can sometimes be

Azure Virtual Machines Automation – Deployment

Original Post Read More Welcome to this series where you will learn the various best practices for deploying Azure Virtual Machines and how to manage them at scale. To get started, we are going to take a look at various deployment options; how you scale this out from your initial

Everything you need to know about containerizing existing apps on Windows

Original Post Read More It’s been almost 7 years since we released the first version of Windows containers on Windows Server 2016. I was there to watch the launch and remember even the early adopter versions. So much has changed since then. However, there’s one thing customers have asked since

Securely Manage my On-prem Server Using Cloud services.

Original Post Read More Hello folks,   Lately, I had to replace my home network’s edge devicefirewall with one that would allow me to connect to my Azure cloud environment using a site-to-site VPN. I set up an Azure Bastion host to enable remote access to all my servers (Azure Virtual

Azure Stack HCI on Microsoft Learn

Original Post Read More Azure Stack HCI is a hyper-converged infrastructure operating system delivered as an Azure service. Rather than attempt to put all the elements of a Windows Server hyper-converged solution together yourself and then trying to integrated it with Azure hybrid elements, Azure Stack HCI essentially comes in