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
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 😉
Installing Docker for Windows Server 2016
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
Jeff Woolsey in action Talking about Windows Server 2016 Security and Containers
Thanks Jeff Great Sessions !
#MVPbuzz Time with Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions at the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017
Great questions and feedback on Microsoft :
Windows Server 2016
Operations Management Suite (OMS)
Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Amsterdam Dutch MVP’s at the Booth
Microsoft Tech Summit 2016-17
Build your cloud and infrastructure skills with a two-day free technical training event
Here you can see in which cities the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 is
Thank you Microsoft and Community for these Awesome two Cloud and Infrastructure Days in Amsterdam ! 😉
Gain hands-on experience with the new version of Windows Server in security, software-defined datacenter and containers, using the latest virtual labs.
Guided labs make it easy to check out what’s new without spending time and money to install and configure an environment. Using the virtual labs for Windows Server 2016 you can learn about what the new technology does and how to configure it. It’s not a video, a demo you watch, or a simulator; it’s you connecting with your browser, on your PC, to our lab for free.
When you sign in with your Microsoft account you’ll be able to access any of the individual labs in a private, sandboxed environment. It all adds up to about 6 hours of content, and you can come back later if you need to.
Check out each of these 60-minute experiences:
- Breach resistant security and Shielded VMs
- Storage Spaces Direct
- Nano Server
- Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers
- Failover clustering and rolling cluster upgrades
Example of TechNet Virtual LAB Managing Windows Server 2016 :
Virtual LAB information before you begin 😉
JUST push Launch Lab to begin.
Let the Virtual LAB Windows Server 2016 Nano Server Begin 😉
Microsoft MAP Toolkit 9.6
The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualization candidate assessments. More information about MAP Toolkit can you find here
- Operating system. Any of the following:
- Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
- Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise editions only)
- Windows 8 (Professional and Enterprise editions only)
- Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions only)
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
- .NET Framework 4.5 (download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=389161)
- Installation of all updates for the operating system. Note: In some cases updates may not install automatically. To download updates for your computer manually, go to http://update.microsoft.com/.
- By default, the MAP Toolkit will install SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB during setup. You may also use an existing installation of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, or SQL Server 2012 if you create an instance named “MAPS” before running the MAP Toolkit installer. The MAP Toolkit requires the collation order of the database engine to be set to “SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS”.
- Some of these prerequisites require restarting your computer. You may have to restart multiple times if all the prerequisites are not met prior to running Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit setup.
- For machines that will be used to run the Forefront Endpoint Protection Usage Tracking, Lync Usage Tracking, Exchange Server Usage Tracking, or Volume Licensing scenarios, please note: PowerShell 2.0 or higher must be installed.
- For machines that will be used to collect Oracle schema information, please note: The 64 bit Oracle client must be installed on the MAP machine to collect the schema information. If the 64 bit client is not installed, MAP will only be able to collect instance information. MAP will not collect schema information if the 32 bit Oracle client is installed.
Export results in Excel for Windows Server 2016 Assessment Example
Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Sizing Example in Excel
With MAP Toolkit Training available 😉
Microsoft Tech Summit Amsterdam
Build your cloud and infrastructure skills with a two-day free technical training event March 23-24, 2017.
More information about the Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Amsterdam and Registration you can find here
Here you find more cities for Microsoft Tech Summit 2017 Event when you are not from the Netherlands.
Hope to meet you in Amsterdam 😉 #MVPbuzz