Azure Arc Infrastructure overview
In the last blogpost of MVPLABSerie we learned how to add Servers from anywhere to Microsoft Azure Arc services to get the Azure Hybrid benefit with awesome features and Management tools. you can find that blogpost over here:
MVPLABSerie Azure Hybrid with Arc Enabled Windows Servers on-premises
So with this I have added my on-premises Windows Insider Servers to Microsoft Azure Arc:
Connected Azure Arc Servers
In the following steps we are going to add Windows Admin Center to the Arc enabled Windows Servers on-premises.
Here you can read more about Azure Arc-enabled Servers using Windows Admin Center in Azure (preview)
With Windows Admin Center in the Azure Portal you can manage the Windows Server operating system of your Arc-enabled servers, known as hybrid machines. You can securely manage hybrid machines from anywhere–without needing a VPN, public IP address, or other inbound connectivity to your machine.
Open Servers and open your Azure Arc Enabled Server.
First of all we have to add the right Role assignment.
Click on Access Control on the Left.
Click on Add => Add Role Assignment.
Here you have to add the following Role Assignment.
Windows Admin Center Administrator Login.
Add this to your account
When the account is done, then go to Windows Admin Center (Preview)
on the left panel. Click then on Setup.
Click on Install
Now you can Connect your Azure Arc Enabled Windows Server.
Here we have my Storage Windows Insider Server in mvplab.local domain.
From here you can do your IT Management with WAC.
Remote PowerShell on Azure Arc enabled Server.
Microsoft Azure Arc Insights Monitoring and Log Analytics
For IT Management and troubleshooting, monitoring and getting Insights is important to act quickly to keep the business and IT solutions running. With Azure Arc Insights you can see with Maps the connections of the Windows Server.
Azure Arc Insights with Map.
See also the Quick Link to Connection details
This is a really cool overview of your connections.
Here you can see if you have a Malicious connection!
Microsoft Azure Arc Log Analytics is very Powerful
Here you find more information about Log Analytics
Here I do a Query on the Arc Enabled Server mvpstore01
There are a lot of Log Analytics queries to play with and mark them as your favorite for your Arc enabled Windows Server 😉
In the following blogpost we will have a closer look at Microsoft Azure Auto Manage and Update Management Center for
Microsoft Azure Arc enabled Windows Servers. We will not forget Security with Azure Defender for Cloud coming in the next blogposts.
With Microsoft Azure Arc enabled Servers you get a Microsoft Azure Hybrid environment with Great features and solutions.
Some features are still in preview and not supported for production workloads, but you can test them now like I do with my mvplab.local
This new innovative technology is going fast forward for Azure Hybrid Services to Manage your Windows Servers, Azure Stack HCI Clusters or your Linux virtual Machines. Azure Arc rocks and you can connect Microsoft Azure Anywhere 🙂