Category: Azure

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Error 0x800F081F when adding features on Windows Server 2016 on Azure Virtual Machine

At one of my costumers, I needed to add the SMBv1 feature to enable communication with a legacy File Server running on Windows Server 2003. After the process I run into this error: So then, I download the Windows Server 2016 ISO and tried to install pointing to the Source folder as mention on the error (similar approach when you want to try to install .NET 2.0 on a Windows...

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How to Connect Windows Admin Center with Azure

When I start a project with a new costumer and the conversation ends how to manage your workloads either On-Premises or on Azure, I always like to add the Windows Admin Center (WAC) as a topic on managing the workloads. Since the early times of Windows Admin Center, I become completely addicted to WAC. I found really easy to work with and if you compare with the other native tool...

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File level restore on an encrypted Azure virtual machine

At the costumer site, I was delivering an Azure Workshop, on the topic of Azure Backup, comes the following questions: On a VM that have encrypted disks, how can we restore it? What is the solution to restore file level (files or folders) without restoring the entire VM? On the Microsoft Azure Backup documentation – Backup Azure VM Encryption, the limitation is documented: “Encrypted VMs can’t be recovered at the...

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Best practices to architect Resource Groups in Azure

On a workshop at the client, we were talking about what are the best practices to design an architecture for Resource Groups (RG) in Azure. This time we have a good time debating what will be the scenarios and what are the limitations when you come to architect and standardize the deployment of RG. The most interesting scenario was evolving the limitation that RG have at the time of a...

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Error code UserErrorFsFreezeFailed on Azure Backup

Another day a costumer of mine, call me saying the backups that we enabled previously was troughing the following error: Error Code UserErrorFsFreezeFailed Error Message Failed to freeze one or more mount-points of the VM to take a file-system consistent snapshot Recommended Action Check for devices with dirty filesystem state and unmount them. Run file-consistency check for these devices using the fsck command and mount them again after successful consistency...

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How to remove a HostPool from the Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure

After a few times deploying a Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) infrastructure on Azure, I always found that sometimes you have the necessity to reset your environment, specially if this is your test environment. After a few tries on resetting the environment I develop the following process that allows me to reset in a few minutes. The process is simple. You just need to remove the virtual machines crested, the Application...

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Error on adding virtual machines to Azure Backup

At one of my costumer Azure Subscription, I was adding a new virtual machine to the existing Azure Recovery Vault previously configured, when I run into this error: I found very odd, why this message appears. So, I start to review the Recovery Vault configuration and I realize this Recovery Vault only had one backup policy. Then I start to investigate if this was a soft limit or hard limit...

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Moving to Azure Series – Error 78007 on deploying ASR agent

On this series, I want to explore all the situations that you might encounter when you are moving your workloads to the cloud, specially to Azure. Today, while I was preparing for the next wave of migration of the workloads from on premise to Azure, I encounter the following error, while I was deploying the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) agent. After research, I found on the Microsoft documentation the Troubleshoot...

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Monitoring Azure File Sync

After implementing Azure File Sync, you wonder, how I can monitor what I just implemented? My first thought was to investigate in the Azure Resource himself, to look the sync service and see whether there are any diagnostics settings which can be enabled in order to send logs to Log Analytics where we could set up alerts. However, there weren`t any diagnostics options on the Azure resource, so I then...

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Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) Series #2 – The tools

On the previous and first post about the IaC Series, I wrote about the beginning on the IaC and did describe the tools. On this post I will detail all the tools that I have been using on my IaC projects. So, before you get started, there are a few tools that you want to make sure that you have to install prior to started working with IaC project. At...