Sunday, 7 May 2017

Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (Private Cloud) - Blog Series

Hello Everyone,

Below are the complete series for planning, implementation & configuration of Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (Private Cloud - IAAS) in Your on-premises environment.

I have explained all required component series in details from basic level so that anyone can easily learn and deploy the Microsoft Private Cloud setup. This series will also help in preparing for certifications exams as well.


Windows Azure Pack includes below components:


Required Components:



  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager - Infrastructure Management (IAAS)
  • System Center Service Provider Foundation - Helps in integrating SCVMM & WAP  
  • Windows Azure Pack - Private Cloud Component which offers self-service portal to tenants.

Optional Components:


  • System Center Operation Manager - Monitoring & Reporting Tool
  • System Center Data Protection Manager - Data Backup & Recovery Tool
  • System Center Configuration Manager - Discovery, Patching, Application Deployment & Reporting tool.
  • System Center Orchestrator - Automation Tool
  • System Center Service Management - Ticketing Tool 



HYPER-V SERIES:


Before learning about Windows Azure Pack, You must clear concept & basic configuration about Hyper-V. Below are the basic features & configurations about Hyper-V:



HYPER-V 2016*:

Hyper-V - Features - Part 1!



Hyper-V - Console Overview & Configurations changes which can be done using Hyper-V/VM Settings - Part 4!


Hyper-V 2012 R2 - Disaster Recovery Configuration and Testing through Hyper-V Replica - Part 6!


Hyper-V 2012 R2 - Expand IDE Controller Virtual Hard Disk Size - Part 7!


Hyper-V - Other Tasks - Part 8!



WINDOWS AZURE PACK SERIES:


Follow below links to learn about Windows Azure Pack in sequence (based on components).


REQUIRED COMPONENT SERIES:



SYSTEM CENTER VIRTUAL MACHINE MANAGER (FIRST COMPONENT TO DEPLOY):



System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - Overview - Part 1!


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - Prerequisites and Installation Process - Part 2!


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - Post-Installation Configurations - Part 3!


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - SCVMM Console Overview - Part 4!


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - Configuring Library Server, Creation of VM Templates and Deploy VM through Templates - Part 5!


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 - Configuring Service Template using VM Template - Part 6!




SYSTEM CENTER SERVICE PROVIDER FOUNDATION (SECOND COMPONENT TO DEPLOY):




WINDOWS AZURE PACK (FINAL REQUIRED COMPONENT):



Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (PRIVATE CLOUD - WAP) - INTRODUCTION - Part 1!




Microsoft Windows Azure Pack (PRIVATE CLOUD - WAP) - Configure Console Connect Feature in Windows Azure Pack - Part 10!



OPTIONAL COMPONENT:



SYSTEM CENTER OPERATION MANAGER:



SCOM 2016*:



SCOM 2012 R2:


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Prerequisites & Installation Process - Part 1!


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Post Configurations - Part 2!


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Console Overview - Part 3!



System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - SCOM Agent Installation process - Part 4!



System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - PRO-Tips Configuration between SCOM & SCVMM - Part 5!

System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Configuring Rules & Monitors - Part 6!


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - About Reporting & some useful reports - Part 7!

System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - About dashboard & Creating custom dashboards - Part 8!


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Configuring Network Device Monitoring - Part 10!


System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 - Creation of Live Monitoring Dashboard in Visio - Part 11!




SYSTEM CENTER DATA PROTECTION MANAGER:



System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 - Deployment Requirements and Process - Part 1!


System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 - Agent Installation, Backup Type and Process - Part 2!


System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 R2 - Recovery Type and Process - Part 3!




OTHER IMPORTANT TOPICS COVERED:



System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Recover Expired Updates!


Migration of Roles (VMs, File Server Roles and CSV Volumes) from Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster to Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Cluster with minimum downtime (approx. 2 to 5 mins)!





Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Series:


EMS - Overview including capabilities!


Azure Active Directory:


EMS - Azure Active Directory Premium : Integration between Azure AD and on-premises using Azure AD Connect - Part 1!


EMS - Azure Active Directory Premium : Integration between Azure AD and on-premises using Azure AD Connect - PART 2!


EMS - Azure Active Directory Premium : Integration between Azure AD and on-premises using Azure AD Connect - PART 3!


Intune:


EMS - Microsoft Intune : Basic Overview with Prerequisites - Part 1!


EMS - Microsoft Intune : About Templates and MAM Policies with Descriptions for all platform - Part 2!









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