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Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI Now Generally Available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI. The new service enables commercial customers to run virtualized desktops and applications in on-premises environments. Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based service that enables users to access virtualized Windows desktops and applications on multiple devices. The service is designed to be...

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What’s New in Azure Stack HCI 23H2

In this article, I will give you an overview of Azure Stack HCI 23H2, which is currently in preview. With the release of 23H2, Microsoft is adding a lot of customer-requested features and enhancements. So, let’s dive in!   When will Azure Stack HCI 23H2 be released (general availability)? The most pressing question I get…

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Datacenter networking

Expert Guide to Azure Stack HCI Network Requirements: Hardware Essentials – FAQ Part 1

Last Update: Jan 08, 2024

As Azure Stack HCI becomes more widely deployed in datacenters and at the edge, I would like to highlight some frequently asked questions I have encountered during the last few months on Azure Stack HCI network requirements. Azure Stack HCI Network Requirements This series will focus on frequently asked questions about Azure Stack HCI and…

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Do I Need Antivirus on Azure Stack HCI?

As Azure Stack HCI becomes more common in datacenters and at the network edge, I would like to highlight some frequently asked questions I have encountered during the last few months about software and Azure Stack HCI antivirus. Does Microsoft support third-party software on Azure Stack HCI? In general, you can say “Microsoft does not…

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How to Select Hardware for Azure Stack HCI

Last Update: Nov 08, 2023

Azure Stack HCI is Microsoft’s hyper-converged infrastructure cluster solution for hosting virtualized Windows and Linux workloads. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the network components and hardware required to run virtualized workloads on-premises with Azure Stack HCI. How to select the correct network components for Azure Stack HCI Before…

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Cloud Computing

What Are the Network Requirement Changes in Azure Stack HCI Version 22H2?

Last Update: Nov 08, 2023

It’s been more than a month since Azure Stack HCI version 22H2 became generally available. With this latest update for Microsoft’s hyper-converged infrastructure cluster solution, there are some significant changes in storage network capacity and network equipment requirements. In this article, I would like to give you a quick overview of the changes IT pros…

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Cloud Computing and Security

Azure Stack HCI Deployment: Choosing Between Large Clusters vs. Smaller Specialized Clusters

Last Update: May 09, 2023

When planning for an Azure Stack HCI environment, many organizations may struggle to decide if they should go for a large Azure Stack HCI cluster or plan for smaller, use-case-specific clusters. Today, I would like to detail the ups and downs of both solutions. To do that, I’ll be discussing the required initial investments, maintenance…

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Why You Should Have a Fabric Domain and Network for Azure Stack HCI

Last Update: May 08, 2023

While working with customers using Microsoft’s Azure Stack HCI solution, I often hear concerns about the security, identity management, and Internet access aspects of this platform. In this article, I’m going to detail a methodology allowing IT pros to make their Azure Stack HCI environment more secure by creating a fabric domain and network. More…

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What is Azure Stack HCI?

Last Update: May 08, 2023

  Learn more about Azure Stack HCI, a preconfigured, validated offering that enables you to deploy a cloud in your own datacenter. What is Azure Stack HCI? Microsoft Azure Stack HCI is a cluster solution, based on a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). It is designed to host virtualized Windows and Linux workloads and their storage in…

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Network Security

Using Affinity and Anti-Affinity Rules in Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server Hyper-V

Last Update: Apr 20, 2023

In this article, I will explain what are affinity and anti-affinity rules and how to use them with Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server Hyper-V. If you’ve been using other hypervisors, you may already be familiar with affinity and anti-affinity rules, which are used to define the relationship between virtual machines and hosts. What are…

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