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Download the Microsoft Azure Migrate E-Book for your Cloud Migration #Azure #Migrate #Cloud

Microsoft Azure Migrate E-Book

Download this e-book to learn about Azure Migrate, Microsoft’s central hub of tools for cloud migration. In this e-book, Microsoft will cover:

  • What is Azure Migrate
  • How Azure Migrate can help your migration journey
  • Running a datacenter discovery and assessment
  • Migrating your infrastructure, applications, and data
  • Additional learning resources

Download the Free Azure Migrate E-Book here

More information about Microsoft Azure Migrate Tools on my Blog :

Microsoft Azure Migrate Assessments in Action VMWare to Cloud


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How to Migrate your VDI Infrastructure to #Azure Windows Virtual Desktop #WVD

Azure Migrate VDI to Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Microsoft Azure Migrate services makes the transition to Azure Cloud services for customers easier to make the right decisions after you did an assessment.

Assessment and migration feature available in Azure Migrate Portal:

  • Servers: Assess on-premises servers and migrate them to Azure virtual machines.
  • Databases: Assess on-premises databases and migrate them to Azure SQL Database or to an Azure SQL Database managed instance.
  • Web applications: Assess on-premises web applications and migrate them to Azure App Service by using the Azure App Service Migration Assistant.
  • Virtual desktops: Assess your on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and migrate it to Windows Virtual Desktop in Azure.
  • Data: Migrate large amounts of data to Azure quickly and cost-effectively using Azure Data Box products.

Lakeside SysTrack assessment tool for VDI

One of the feature is the Assessment and Migration of VDI ( Microsoft RDS, VMware, Citrix ) to Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Cloud infrastructure.
Lakeside Software’s Windows Virtual Desktop Assessment with SysTrack is a cloud hosted data analytics solution that enables IT to capture detailed metrics and data about end user environments. This on-demand tool provides IT with a self service platform to assess and quantify user, application and infrastructure requirements in order to successfully transform a desktop environment. Leveraging this tool, IT can accelerate time to value and ensure that their environments are right-sized to best meet end user requirements.

In the Following Microsoft Mechanics video you see How to migrate Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to Azure and Windows Virtual Desktop :

Hope this will help you with your transition to the Microsoft Azure Cloud πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸš€

Windows Virtual Desktop Docs


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UPDATE on Microsoft NVGRE Gateway in #SCVMM 2012 R2 : Adding a New Private #Cloud and Tenant

With the WhitePaper Hybrid Cloud with NVGRE (WSSC 2012 R2)Β  we made a isolated Blue Cloud tenant with the NVGRE Gateway in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager :

You can find that blogpost here

Now we have to add a new private Cloud ” vWorkspace” where the Virtual Machines are NOT isolated and use the NVGRE Gateway too :

First we make a new Virtual Machine Network.

VM Network 1

Here you make the connectivity with the NVGRE Gateway

VM Network 2Here we make the Network Address Translation and we made one rule for port 80.

VM Network 3Created also an Green Tenant IP-Pool

Then we made a Hyper-V Port Profile and the Port Classification for the Green Tenant

Port ProfileHyper-V Port Profile for the Green Tenant.

Port ClassificationPort Classification for the Green Tenant

Then we modified the following switches

Production SwitchAdding the Virtual port to the logical production Switch.

Stand Alone SwitchAnd adding the Virtual Port of the Green Tenant to the Stand-Alone Switch.

Here you see the properties of the vWorkspace Private Cloud

Cloud Properties 1We add the Management Logical network and the PANetwork

Cloud Properties 2Here we set the port classification of this private Cloud.

And now we are ready to go and make an GreenTenantVM which is using the NVGRE Gateway :

VM PropertiesOne NIC in Management and the Other in Production in Tenant Green virtual network

This virtual Machine is now presenting a Website portal for VDI via NVGRE Gateway NAT Rule port 80

VWorkspace sitevWorkspace VDI Portal

And here you see the properties of the NVGRE Gateway in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

NVGRE Gateway PropertiesNow we have two routing domains and Virtual Subnets.


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Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

This video is about Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an alternative desktop delivery model that allows users to access desktops running in the datacenter.
Microsoft offers comprehensive and cost effective technology that can help customers deploy virtual desktops in the datacenter. The Microsoft VDI Suites allow customers to manage their physical and virtual desktops from a single console, while providing great flexibility for deploying server-hosted desktops and applications.