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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 11, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 2

Everything that needs to be said about the importance of project management automatization and workflow organization has already been said. You have learned how to create your first Azure DevOps build with a Terraform file, so now it is time to finally learn how to automatize your Terraform resource deployment with Azure DevOps.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 9, 2019
[Azure DevOps] Terraform deployment with Azure DevOps – Part 1

Project management and automatized workflow are the milestones of any business, but small companies often have neither resources nor the experience to build them from scratch. That is when Azure DevOps enters the scene! This guide lets Terraform users learn how to optimize their workflow with Azure.

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Posted by Didier Van Hoye on April 4, 2019
How to use a persistent memory disk in a Hyper-V virtual machine

Probably, everyone asked that question when finding out about the support function for persistent memory disks inside a virtual machine (VM) in Windows Server 2019 with the Hyper-V role. Persistent memory disks are good when we need a very high speed and very low latency. Some vendors can provide persistent memory disk option for you in their storage offerings. But why mapping persistent memory storage via the hypervisor host is so important?

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on March 12, 2019
Working with Azure VM Extensions

Azure Virtual Machine Extensions are small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and simplify the management of VMs. This feature uses Windows and Linux Azure agents that are automatically installed during the provisioning process. If your VM requires the installation of software, anti-virus protection or running a script inside of it, feel free to use VM extensions. Configure your VMs quickly and easily, automate your critical tasks, and save time with Azure VM extensions!.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on December 13, 2018
[Azure] Create a user with Azure Function

It is never superfluous to provide an extra level of protection for your data and privacy in management. The Microsoft platform allows users to register and manage their applications, have a set of identifiers, and access their data 24/7. Creating a user with Azure Function will allow you to secure your data and provide private access to applications. Ensure information privacy right now!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on December 4, 2018
Configuring Hyper-V Replica on Azure – PART 2

In order to build your own Hyper-V lab in Azure, you need two Hyper-V instances. But, hey, why do we need Hyper-V Replica here? This technology allows you to shift a virtual machine from a server on-prem to Microsoft Azure for maxing out your services uptime. With Hyper-V Replica, returning your services back to the normal functioning becomes a matter of only a few seconds… Looks like a must-have for your Hyper-V environment, doesn’t it?

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on November 29, 2018
Configuring Hyper-V Replica on Azure – PART 1

If you work with Azure close enough, you’ve probably have heard of Nested Virtualization. Yes, it is the feature allowing you to run Hyper-V inside an Azure VM. Why does one need that thing? Well, to build a perfect lab for demos, development, testing, whatever… without buying any extra hardware!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 7, 2018
Working with Azure Container Instances

ACI lets you create Linux or Windows Containers without the need to deploy a Container host, so in other words, ACI is serverless, and it works like a charm! So in this article, I will describe how to create a simple Container using Azure Container Instances (ACI). In the first part, I will describe ACI using the Azure Portal and the command line, and in the second part, I will describe Azure Container Registry.

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Posted by Boris Yurchenko on June 12, 2018
Basic Hyper-V virtual NIC management

Let’s be honest, any system administrator may face the need of hot-adding the network interfaces to the guest VMs in his Microsoft Hyper-V environment one day. And that’s no problem as Windows Server 2016 brought in a whole set of useful features, one of which is the ability to add and remove network adapters on the running VMs. Moreover, you can do that in two ways – GUI, if you’re looking for a straightforward process and PowerShell if you are a fan of automation.

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Posted by Vitalii Feshchenko on May 24, 2018
How to Perform Check Disk on Cluster Shared Volume on StarWind VSAN

Sometimes, you can see an error in Failover Cluster Manager as “Chkdsk scan needed on volume”. It might happen due to some potential problems on a disk. To fix the issue, the system advices you to run a Chkdsk which is the well-known command for every system administrator.

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