Category: Virtual Machine

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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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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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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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Considerations on using Load Balancing with Azure VMs

During this week, I had to design a solution using Azure Load Balance to build, to host a significant amount of content that requires a lot of bandwidth. From what I could find, the size and the series of the VMs in Azure impacts on the output of the bandwidth, and directly impacts on the performance of the solution. So, after careful calculation we decide to go with the F-Series....

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Auto shutdown an Azure VM with PowerShell

At one of my costumers, after starting the process of Azure Governance, it come to my attention the following scenario, the majority of the Virtual Machines on the DevTest Labs were with no auto shutdown configuration. That can be setup easily, although we want to make sure that we wanted to introduce a mechanism that will enforce the shutdown of those virtual machine, even if that configuration is not setup....

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Moving to Azure Series – How to get the Azure VM Unique ID

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. On this post I will cover how to get the Unique ID from an Azure VM. Why is that important? When you migrate your workload from on premise to Azure, in some occasions the license of your application is attached to the server. Usually...

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How to migrate Azure Managed Disk to different subscription and region – Part II

On the previous post I describe what need to do to move Azure Managed Disks between subscriptions and after that between regions (see link HERE). Although I didn’t explore the steps mention to move between regions. Here are the step-by-steps of each stage, mention on the previous post, of how to move the Azure Managed Disk between Azure Regions: 1. Stop the virtual machine from migrating 1. Navigate to the...

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How to migrate Azure Managed Disk to different subscription and region – Part I

On a recent project, I was asked to help move some virtual machines from a MSDN Subscription to a CSP subscription. With this move, we use the opportunity to consolidate on a different region as well. This last aspect makes the move a little more complex that was described on the Move resources to new resource group or subscription documentation. The migration of resources between different or within the same...