Previous Post in Series: Part 1: Deploy Azure Stack Single Node POC
19/07/2017: UPDATED for the Azure Stack Dev Kit
Welcome back folks. In the last guide we deployed a single node Azure Stack POC and uploaded a Server 2016 Image to the gallery. In part 2 we’re going to deploy both the MSSQL and MySQL resource providers. Microsoft have done a great job of making this a fairly straightforward endeavour so I don’t expect this to be too meaty a post
Here’s a high level list of what we’ll be going over:
Continue reading “Part 2: Deploy MSSQL and MySQL as PaaS on Azure Stack”
Hi folks, I thought I’d throw up a quick guide of this one for the sake of completeness after posting my WAP deployment guide.
So you’ve got WAP up and running and have done all your testing etc. You’re looking to add some additional administrators to the admin portal and can’t for the life of your find out where to do that. Don’t worry, it’s not you, apparently this cannot be done from within the portal itself and needs to be done by inserting users into the WAP database via PowerShell. Continue reading “Add Additional Administrators to WAP Admin Portal”
Hello again folks, if you’ve been following this blog since it launched, you’ll be aware that I’ve been writing a series I’m calling the Server 2016 Features Series. Part of this series is exposing the Shielded VM capability to the Windows Azure Pack portal. I’m working on the assumption that some people may never have deployed WAP before, and so decided to put a guide together for it. As this guide isn’t technically part of the above series, I’ll also be including the components required for a successful minimal viable deployment of WAP Express (single server). Here is a high level of the tasks covered:
- Deploy and configure a SQL Server 2016 VM
- Deploy and configure a Service Provider Foundation Server
- Deploy and configure a Windows Azure Pack Server
Continue reading “Deploy Windows Azure Pack (Express) Step-by-Step”
As I was about to start deploying a SQL server for use by VMM, I was reminded about how SQL is licensed when it’s for the purpose of hosting System Center databases. If you’re licensing your Hyper-V hosts with Cloud Platform Datacentre licenses, any SQL licences required for your System Center DBs are already covered.
With that in mind, I decided that if this was actually a production build, I’d build out a 2 node SQL AlwaysON cluster that uses Availability Groups for hosting all System Center databases.
The only database we will place here (during the guide) is the VMM database. For reasons I’ll explain a little further on, I had to go with the Enterprise edition of SQL, be aware though that only SQL Standard licensing is covered when using the Cloud Platform Datacentre licensing model for System Center. Continue reading “Part 1: Deploy SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups”