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Microsoft SystemCenter blogsite about virtualization on-premises and Cloud


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#RedShirtAMS Wednesday 24th of May 2017 with @scottgu in Amsterdam #DevOps #Developers #Azure #AzureStack

 

Experience the newest technologies in Microsoft Azure by joining Scott Guthrie for sessions on how you can do more on the intelligent cloud. Scott will present a deep dive into Microsoft’s cloud services, advanced workloads and capabilities. He’ll do several demonstrations first-hand to show how these solutions can enable you to achieve more using the best of the Linux ecosystem and the best of the Windows ecosystem, together. Demos will include the latest in infrastructure – VM scale sets, managed disks, Hybridcloud, Azure Stack, enterprise mobility + security, Xamarin/mobile development, SQL, Data Lake, Cognitive Services, Machine Learning, AI, R, open source capabilities, Logic Apps, Power BI, Flow, developer tools and services, containers and more.

JOIN US

Wednesday 24th of May 2017, 09:15 AM – 16:00 PM, doors open at 08.45

Amsterdam RAI, Europaplein 2, 1078 GZ, Amsterdam

#RedShirtAMS
#MVPBuzz


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Happy Learning with #Microsoft Self Paced LABS Online #Education #Azure #Winserv #SDN #SQL #Cloud

STEP 1

Here you go to the Microsoft Self-Paced-LABS

STEP 2

Happy Learning with your online LAB


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#Microsoft System Center Management Pack (CTP) for #SQL Server vNext Replication #Sysctr #SCOM

Microsoft System Center Management Pack (Community Technology Preview) for SQL Server vNext Replication enables the monitoring of Replication as a set of technologies for copying and distributing data and database objects from one database to another and then synchronizing between the databases to maintain consistency.

Here you can download the System Center MP for SQL Server vNext Replication including documentation.

 


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What’s New in #Microsoft Azure DevTest LABs and More #Azure #DevOps #Docker #Containers #Cloud

Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments. Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents, and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos.

Here you see my Azure TestLAB and I will add a Docker artifact to my Running VM

JamesTestLAB

Here you find the Getting Started Documentation

In your TestLAB you can work with RBAC

Here you see the Roles in Azure DevTest LAB.

In my JamesTestLAB I have a Container01 with Windows Server 2016 with Container running.

Via the Marketplace for Artifacts, I select the Docker for Windows Server 2016 artifact 😉

Docker Artifact

Just ADD

Installing Docker for Windows Server 2016

Done !

Connect Container01

Docker for Windows Server 2016 Running in my Azure Test LAB

Here you can download the Complete Microsoft Azure DevTest LAB documentation into a PDF

Docker for Windows is Cool !
in Azure DevTest LABs
TRY it yourself Today here
#MVPBUZZ


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#Microsoft #Azure Application Analytics for #Docker #Container Apps #DevOps #Cloud #MSOMS


Microsoft Azure Application Analytics for Docker Container Apps

Docker Pull Microsoft/applicationinsights

How to use this Image

  1. Obtain the instrumentation key of your Application Insights resource. (Look in the Essentials drop-down.) If you don’t have a resource, create a new one.
  2. Run the following command, replacing %app_ikey% with your instrumentation key:
    docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock:/docker.sock -d microsoft/applicationinsights ikey=%app_ikey%
  3. If your application is instrumented with the Application Insights SDK for Java, add the following line into the ApplicationInsights.xml file in your project, under the <TelemetryInitializers> element:<Add type=”com.microsoft.applicationinsights.extensibility.initializer.docker.DockerContextInitializer”/>

Note: Only a single container is required per Docker host. If your application is deployed on multiple Docker hosts, then create an instance of this image on every host.

Here you find more information on Docker HUB

Docker images

In Microsoft Azure you Create a New Application Insights environment :

Here you find  more information about to Create an Application Insights resource

I have added my Docker for Windows Containers to Azure Application Insights :

Monitor Docker applications in Application Insights

Here you See my two Running Docker for Windows Containers

Docker Container Start information in Azure AppInsights

You can change the Timelines for a better View

You can open Analytics and make your own queries on your Container App

Enjoy #Analytics  😉


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#Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 Command Reference from A – Z is Awesome ! #Azure #AzureStack #DevOps

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0 from a Docker Container

CMD Azure VM -h

Here you find the Complete Microsoft Azure Command Line Interface 2.0 (CLI) Reference Guide and use -h option in the CLI


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Protecting Enterprise workloads with #Cloud First #Azure Backup #Baas #RaaS

Azure Backup is the Azure-based service you can use to back up (or protect) and restore your data in the Microsoft cloud. Azure Backup replaces your existing on-premises or off-site backup solution with a cloud-based solution that is reliable, secure, and cost-competitive. Azure Backup offers multiple components that you download and deploy on the appropriate computer, server, or in the cloud. The component, or agent, that you deploy depends on what you want to protect. All Azure Backup components (no matter whether you’re protecting data on-premises or in the cloud) can be used to back up data to a Backup vault in Azure.
See the Azure Backup components table

Azure Backup’s cloud-first approach and why it matters by Principal Group Program Manager, Azure Backup Shreesh Dubey

Cloud-first value propositions

These are the benefits customers would likely expect in backup scenarios as they augment the public cloud to their IT infrastructure:

  1. Consistent management experience for Hybrid IT: Companies will be in a hybrid model where in addition to the on-premise IT, they will have a cloud foot print that has IaaS (“lift-and-shift applications”) that possibly extends to PaaS (“born-in-the-cloud applications”) and SaaS (O365). It is important to have a consistent experience to manage backups across the IT assets in this hybrid model.
  2. Agility: Business owners are seeking more agility offered by the public cloud where they can deploy solutions from the marketplace to meet their business needs. From a backup perspective, an application admin should be able to sign up for backup and do self-service restores without having to go through a central IT process to provision compute/storage in the cloud to enable backup.
  3. Reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership): A subscription based model (PAYG) is an obvious benefit of the public cloud, but it is also important to consider overall IT cost for backup. For example, if you need to deploy additional infrastructure in the cloud (compute and storage) for backups your overall costs would be higher.
  4. Freedom from infrastructure: This is one of the fundamental benefits companies seek when they move their IT to the cloud and since backup has a significant infrastructure footprint in on-premises IT (storage, compute, licenses, etc), an infrastructure-less backup solution would be a natural expectation for customers

Read and see more about Microsoft Azure Backup Cloud-First Approach

Here you can download the Microsoft Azure Backup Online documents converted into a PDF Format