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Happy Holidays and Thank you ! #MSOMS #Azure #AzureStack #Hyperv #Sysctr #HybridCloud

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Thank you for following me @Jamesvandenberg
Thank you Community 😉
Thank you Microsoft
Wish you all the Best !
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Get Started with Microsoft #MSOMS Service Map to get in Control #HybridCloud #Winserv #Linux

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Microsoft OMS Service Map

Service Map automatically discovers application components on Windows and Linux systems and maps the communication between services. It allows you to view your servers as you think of them – as interconnected systems that deliver critical services. Service Map shows connections between servers, processes, and ports across any TCP-connected architecture with no configuration required other than installation of an agent.

If you are new with Microsoft Operations Management Suite, you can download here a Free OMS Subscription Plan to try it your Self

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Start the Microsoft OMS Solution Market and select Service Map

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Click on ADD Solution.

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Click on the Service Map Tile.

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Download your dependency Agent here.

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Run as Administrator

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Click Finish.

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The Microsoft Dependency Agent is running together with the OMS Agent.

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Your first agent is running in Service Map

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I Added 3 Machines.

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Service Map of HyperV2016 Server.

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If you load Server Map from 40.121.165.208

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Service Map Alert view looks like this :

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Click on this HybridCloud01 Server alert.

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Here you can see that I miss a Security Update on this Server.

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For this HybridCloud01 Server you can choose more OMS Service Map features to see what is going on with :

  • See a Summary of my Hybridcloud01 Server
  • The properties of my Hybridcloud01 Server
  • Alerts on my HybridCloud01 Server
  • Changes on my HybridCloud01 Server
  • Performance issues on my HybridCloud01 Server
  • Security on my HybridCloud01 Server
  • Updates on my HybridCloud Server

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OMS Service Map Schedule View settings.

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Here you see the OMS Gateway Performance via Service Map.

Here you find more Microsoft technical documentation about Service Map in OMS

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#Microsoft System Center 2016 TP5 VHD’s Available for Download #Sysctr #SCVMM #SCOM

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VHDThis VHD’s enables System Center customers to evaluate System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5.

System Center 2016 Technical Preview 5 VHD’s are on the following locations:

System Center Technical Preview 5 Data Protection Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Operations Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Orchestrator – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Service Manager – Evaluation (VHD)
System Center Technical Preview 5 Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)


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Wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Innovative Year 2016 !

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Wow a lot has happened in 2015, I don’t even know where to begin with a recap of 2015 in a Mobile and Cloud first world ! What I have learned that’s it’s all about
applications on your Mobile Phone, Tablet, or any Device to Work, Learn in any environment you want. Sharing Microsoft technology with the Community and in Education via Social media is what I love to do on a daily bases. I hope you enjoyed the information in 2015 with Microsoft Products like :

I wish you all a Healthy Life and a lot of Success in 2016 !

Microsoft is transforming Datacenters with New Technology and making Hybrid Cloud possible for your Applications.
What I personally like is the Microsoft Hololens this is something different, but very Cool to be in a Virtual Reality World with
awesome possibilities in 2016 and in the Future 🙂

Thank you Community, Followers, Microsoft Product Teams, MVP Award Program, MVP’s, Developers, ITpro’s, Students, for Sharing !

Best Regards, James van den Berg.

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Complete #Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Overview #Azure #Cloud #HybridCloud

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Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Microsoft is also the only vendor positioned as a Leader across Gartner’s Magic Quadrants for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Application Platform as a Service, and Cloud Storage Services for the second consecutive year.

Read Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, for Cloud Storage Services and for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service.

Here you will see an Overview of all the possibilities with Microsoft Azure Services for Hybrid and Cloud solutions :

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Try Microsoft Azure for Free

Let’s start with all the possibilities with Compute from the Microsoft Azure Cloud :

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

You got a lot of choice in Azure what kind of Operating System you want to choose for your Virtual Machine in the Cloud :

Like all kind of Linux Machines :

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Linux VM’s

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Microsoft VM’s or choose your Own uploaded images

There is also an OpenSource VM Depot available.

Here you can find an Overview of Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine in the Cloud

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In today’s world it is all about mobility and Applications. On your work, at School, at Home, and even when you do Sport like biking or running. I think that’s why
Microsoft makes One Platform Windows 10 to get the best experience with Applications on every Device.
Making your own websites is really Easy with Microsoft Azure and is Cool to work with.

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Web Apps with SQL or MySQL Databases

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PHP,CMS,Blog,Marketing Web Apps are possible

Here you can find more documentation about Azure App Service

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Here you can find more documentation about Azure Web Apps

Here you can find more documentation about Azure Mobile Apps

Here you can find more documentation about Azure Logic Apps

To run all those Web Apps in the Cloud you need Storage and capacity to store your data save in the Cloud with high security policies.
Microsoft Azure has all kind of diffenrent Storage in the Cloud for your data.

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Microsoft Azure Data and Storage

Learn about Azure Storage, and how to create applications using Azure blobs, tables, queues, and files :

Microsoft Azure Storage Documentation

Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, NoSQL document database service :

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Microsoft Azure DocumentDB Documentation

Learn how to configure, monitor, and scale your SQL databases in Azure. Documentation, tutorials and more :

Microsoft Azure SQL documentation

High throughput, consistent low-latency data access to build fast, scalable applications :

Microsoft Azure Redis Cache Documentation

Learn how to use StorSimple for primary storage, backups, archive, and disaster recovery :

Microsoft Azure StorSimple Documentation

Search-as-a-service for web and mobile app development :

Microsoft Azure Search Documentation

Learn how to use this fully-managed, scalable, data warehouse service :

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehousing documentation

Of course when you have a lot of data, you like to analyze it for the business and make good Reports or Dashboard to
make the right decisions. Microsoft Azure Cloud Services has Data and Analytics :

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Learn to create Hadoop clusters, process big data, develop solutions using streaming or historical data, and analyze the results :

Microsoft Azure HDInsight Documentation

Learn how data scientists and developers can embed predictive analytics into applications :

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Documentation

Learn how to run real-time data analytics and event processing :

Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics Documentation

Learn how to compose data storage, movement, and processing services into streamlined data pipelines :

Microsoft Azure Data Factory Documentation

Learn how to receive telemetry from millions of devices :

Microsoft Events Hub Documentation

Learn how to enable reliable and secure bi-directional communications between millions of IoT devices and applications:

Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) Hub Documentation

A Hot item is Internet of Things or IoT, connect devices, machines, just things because it’s possible to get data or BIGDATA to work with.

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Microsoft Azure Internet of Things

Get Connected with your Device and read here all the information you need about Internet of Things

To get connected with Microsoft Azure we have Software Defined Networking (SDN) in the Cloud to make your Infrastructure work.

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Microsoft Azure Networking

Learn how to configure and monitor virtual networks in Azure :

Microsoft Azure Virtual Networks Documentation

Learn how ExpressRoute creates private connections between your infrastructure and Azure datacenters :

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Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

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Learn how Traffic Manager distributes user traffic to hosted services within or across data centers :

Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager Documentation

Learn about Azure Load Balancing :

Microsoft Azure Load Balancer Documentation

Learn to configure DNS zones and records :

Microsoft Azure DNS Documentation

Learn about secure cross-premises connectivity between Azure and your infrastructure :

Microsoft Azure VPN Gateway Documentation

Learn to create an Application Gateway :

Microsoft Azure Application Gateway Documentation

Media Services is coming more and more from Cloud Services and is video streaming and watching TV interactive.

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Microsoft Azure Media and CDN

Making Video workflows easy from the Cloud :

Microsoft Azure Media Services Documentation

Improve the performance of your website, media, or mobile service by moving content closer to your end users :

Microsoft Azure CDN Documentation

When you are still working on an On-premises datacenter only, Microsoft makes it’s easy to transform your datacenter into Hybrid Cloud Scenarios.
You can think of a Twin Datacenter for your Core Business Applications, or save your longtime protection data into an Azure Backup Vault.

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Microsoft Azure Hybrid Integration

Learn how to integrate the enterprise and the cloud with BizTalk Services :

Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services Documentation

Learn about flexible messaging in the cloud :

Microsoft Azure Servicebus Documentation

Learn how to backup your Azure virtual machines, and how to send backup data to Azure for long term retention :

Microsoft Azure Backup Documentation

Learn how to orchestrate protection of physical and virtual machines :

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Documentation

When you got your Azure Cloud Solution working, you want to manage your Identities to give them secure access to your Azure Solution.

Security and Identity

Microsoft Azure Security and Identity

Learn how to manage identity and access of services and applications :

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Services Documentation

Consumer identity and access management in the cloud :

Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C

Your domain controller as a service :

Microsoft Azure AD Domain Services Documentation

Learn how to enable added authentication for cloud and on-premises applications :

Microsoft Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Documentation

To make those Microsoft Solutions Available for everyone, you need Developers and Developer Environments.

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Learn how to detect issues, diagnose crashes and track usage of your mobile apps, and web apps hosted anywhere: on Azure or on your own IIS or J2EE servers :

Microsoft Azure VisualStudio Applications Insights Documentation

Developers can also work in the Cloud with Microsoft Visual Studio Online :

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Here you find all the information you need for Visual Studio Online for Developers

Cloud Services needs management by ITpro’s or by Developers to keep your Azure Solution Up-to-Date and get your business innovated.

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Microsoft Azure Management

You have all kind of Management as you can see in the above picture.

Learn how to collaborate, deliver and scale across the entire DevOps lifecycle :

Microsoft Azure Preview Portal Documentation

Start creating Azure Scheduler jobs and job collections, and using advanced concepts such as history and recurrence :

Microsoft Azure Scheduler Documentation

Learn how to simplify cloud management with process automation :

Microsoft Azure Automation Documentation

Learn how to transform machine data into operational intelligence :

Microsoft Azure Operational Insights Documentation

Learn how to manage cryptographic keys and secrets :

Microsoft Azure Key Vault Documentation

Container Apps

Microsoft Container Apps

 This is a super simple “getting started” experience for deploying single and multi-container Dockerized applications utilizing Azure Resource Manager templates and the new Docker Extension

 Here you see an Example of a Container App from the Marketplace on the Azure Blog

In Microsoft Azure you got also on every item a Marketplace with templates and solutions from Vendors and OpenSource communities.

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Microsoft Azure Market Place

Here you go to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace website with almost 3500 products

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For Students you have Microsoft Dreamspark where you can get some of the Microsoft Azure features for students for Free !

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I Hope this Microsoft Azure Overview is helpful for you to make the right decisions for your business, Development or study 🙂
– James van den Berg

MVP System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management.


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The Day After Microsoft #AzureCon World Wide Virtual Event videos Available #Azure #Cloud

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Here you can find all the Video sessions of the Microsoft AzureCon Event

It was an Awesome Event via the Stream of http://www.wazug.nl/ in Amstelveen Netherlands with the Azure Community 😉

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Dutch Event T-Shirt of WAZUG.NL 🙂

Here you can see the Video sessions of AzureCon 2015 :

User defined routes and network appliances

User defined routes and network appliances

This session introduces the concept of user defined routes and IP Forwarding and illustrates how this can used to build sophisticated scenarios involving network virtual appliances. There will also be a code walkthrough of the template used to set up the scenario end to end in Azure Resource Manager.


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Making a NVGRE Gateway with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #sysctr

We made in our TestLAB ICTCUMULUS (Means CLOUDS) a NVGRE (Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation) Gateway with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager.

Before you make the Microsoft NVGRE Gateway see these blogposts here :

From Microsoft Private #Cloud to Hybrid Cloud Services Part 2 of 5 #SCVMM 2012 R2

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Now we create VM Network with isolation called Tenant Blue.

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We create an IP Pool for the Blue Tenant network.

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We now create a Hyper-V Port Profile for the VM’s in Tenant Blue

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Now we deploy a Virtual Machine

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We Create a Virtual Machine in the isolated Blue Tenant.

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VM is automatically configured with an IP-adress from the IP-Pool (192.168.99.2):

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VM communicates via the NVGRE (via NAT) with the internet:

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Our virtualization gateway host is using a Provider Address (192.168.98.2) used for network virtualization:

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We created two more VM in the blue tenant to see some more results in the next step:

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We can see our three created VMs with Customer address mapped to Provider Address if we run the powershell command Get-NetVirtualizationLookupRecord on the gateway host (ras01):

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