Azure a custom number of vCPUs use Virtual machines selector #Azure #MVPBuzz #Scale #Compute
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1M ago
Some database workloads like SQL Server require high memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth, but not a high number of cores. Many database workloads are not CPU-intensive. Azure offers pre-defined VM sizes with lower vCPU count which can help to reduce the cost of software licensing, while maintaining the same memory, storage, and I/O bandwidth. The available vCPU count can be reduced to one half or one quarter of the original VM specification. These new VM sizes have a suffix that specifies the number of available vCPUs to make them easier for you to identify. There are no additional cores availa ..read more
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Microsoft Ignite 2022
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
3M ago
As always you are waiting for some good events and #MSIgnite is a great event, this year 2022 is was hybrid, for me to limited to join in person, but as always great content is announced. Special this year was I joined the Learn Live and I did a Session with Tomasso Groenendijk follow him on Twitter @tlagroenendijk The session was about Design Azure Site Recovery, basic this is just the learn module from the microsoft learn But we made it a bit more interactive and added some real live experience in it. A big thanks To the Viewers as it was late and not a real topic that has many interests. S ..read more
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Start with Cloud Adoption Framework enterprise-scale landing zones #CAF #Azure #Cloud #MVPBuzz
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
5M ago
The Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure enterprise-scale landing zone architecture varies between customers. So there is no one size fits all but there is a lot in common that can be reused next time. Often I hear Azure Enterprise-scale is not for me it is enterprise. Wrong anyone can use the CAF and Azure Enterprise-scale. as it is modular by design. But if you have just 1 VM there is still some usage that you could use say the management groups or monitoring ,RBAC. Source : The enterprise-scale approach to construct landing zones includes three sets of assets to support cloud teams: Des ..read more
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Upgrade – Install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2022 #SCVMM #Azure #Hybrid #AzureArc #AzOps #Sysctr
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
8M ago
System Center – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Is there for a long time, many used this as the primary tool for managing the virtual and physical environment, but now days Cloud is playing more and more a big role in the infrastructure, Tools are also switching with Azure Arc or with Windows Admin center you have some powerfull tools that can mange the infrastructure. Hybrid management with Azure Efficiently managing IT resources that are sprawled across various locations without slowing down developer innovation is a key challenge that IT leaders face today. Azure Arc enables you to seamlessly ..read more
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Backup Azure Firewall with virtual wan #Azure #SDWAN #Backup #Runbook
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
Azure Backup can’t backup the Azure firewall directly additional steps need to be done before you can backup the Firewall rules. If you create all the rules with PowerShell or an ARM / bicep template then it is easy to add all the rules again, but often in time manual rules are changed or added. There for a good backup is needed of the rules to make sure the latest setup is been backuped. Azure Firewall is a managed stateful network security service Organizations can leverage Premium stock-keeping unit (SKU) features like IDPS and TLS inspection to prevent malware and viruses from spreading a ..read more
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How to Create a Windows server 2022 SOFS Cluster on a VM #sofs #ws2022 #winserv #hyperv #Azure #Windows11 #WiMVP
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
Building a test lab is always depending on the resource you have. Building a Lab in Azure is giving you unlimited resources and the method on building this on your own laptop. I will use the GUI as much as possible else with a powershell script there is no fun in writing the blog. I’ll use a Windows 11 OS for this blog. For now this blog will demonstrate how to create a scale out fileserver on a windows server 2022 platform. First we have two domain member servers ws2022 01 / 02 . Installing the Cluster Roles on the server with powershell or the GUI Get-WindowsFeature Failover-Clustering inst ..read more
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Free eBook – A SysAdmin’s Guide to Azure IaaS – Second Edition. #Altaro #Sysadmin #IaaS 
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
Free eBook – A SysAdmin’s Guide to Azure IaaS – Second Edition. With the shift in the computing paradigm to the cloud, the Azure ecosystem is quickly becoming a critical platform for IT pros to grasp and adopt. But how do With the shift in the computing paradigm to the cloud, the Azure ecosystem is quickly becoming a critical platform for IT pros to grasp and adopt. But how do you make the leap while maintaining security, manageability, and cost-control? Whether you’re making new VMs directly in the cloud, have VMs in your own datacenter and are looking to migrate to Azure, or you’re looking t ..read more
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This Holiday Season, win with Hornetsecurity! #Hornetsecurity #M365 #win #Holiday
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
This Holiday Season, win with Hornetsecurity! ‘Tis the season to be caring – for your loved ones, for each other, and yes, even for your data and mailboxes. If you’re a Microsoft 365 administrator, celebrate with us. All you have to do is sign up for free to 365 Threat Monitor and set up your account! How does it work? Sign up to 365 Threat Monitor Receive a guaranteed $10 Amazon voucher and a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes! For every valid entry, we’ll make a $10 donation to One Laptop per Child What are you waiting for? Sign up now ..read more
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This Holiday Season, win with Hornetsecurity! #Hornetsecurity #M365 #win #Holiday
The Windows Server FCI Blog
by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
This Holiday Season, win with Hornetsecurity! ‘Tis the season to be caring – for your loved ones, for each other, and yes, even for your data and mailboxes. If you’re a Microsoft 365 administrator, celebrate with us. All you have to do is sign up for free to 365 Threat Monitor and set up your account! How does it work? Sign up to 365 Threat Monitor Receive a guaranteed $10 Amazon voucher and a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes! For every valid entry, we’ll make a $10 donation to One Laptop per Child What are you waiting for? Sign up now ..read more
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How to use Azure proximity placement groups #Azure #SAP #Latency
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by Robert Smit [MVP]
1y ago
When moving to Azure or building new infrastructure workloads latency is important and where do I find the numbers of how do I configure it for the best and what is the difference between Azure Availability groups or Azure Availability zones or do I need Azure Site Recovery. Well as a Consultant IT depends. Availability Sets Availability Sets takes the virtual machine and configures multiple copies of it.  Each copy is isolated within a separate physical server, compute rack, storage units and network switches within a single datacentre within an Azure Region. When you create yo ..read more
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