Aidan Finn writes about Microsoft virtualization for the Petri IT Knowledgebase. He is a Microsoft Valuable Professional with the Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) expertise. Aidan has been working in IT infrastructure since 1996, and is the Technical Sales Lead for MicroWarehouse Ltd., a Microsoft value added distributor in Ireland. He runs the aidanfinn.com blog and has written or co-written books such as Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation And Configuration Guide, Microsoft Private Cloud Computing, and Mastering Hyper-V Deployment.
Aidan Finn's Recent Posts
Microsoft has launched a preview for a new set of NVIDIA-powered virtual machines in Azure that can be used for compute-intensive and graphic-intensive workloads. See the specs, pricing and availability.
Aidan walks through how to use the built-in tools for troubleshooting faulty virtual machines in Azure: diagnose tools, activity logs, resource health, boot diagnostics, reset password, redeploy, and support request.
In late July and into August 2016, Microsoft is releasing new IaaS features and making improvements for Microsoft Azure that will interest IT pros. Aidan summarizes some of the most interesting ones.
Aidan explains a bit of the history of how System Center Advisor (SCA) has evolved into Azure Log Analytics (OMS). Microsoft is rapidly adding solutions to Log Analytics (OMS) so it can eventually replace SCOM.
Learn about availability sets and how to deploy them with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) or Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) virtual machines.
This article generally describes how Azure Security Center works, lists which types of virtual machines it supports, and describes two Azure Security Center plans.
Learn to use migAz to move Classic / Service Management / SM Azure IaaS virtual machine deployments to Azure Resource Manager / ARM in another subscription.
This post provides an overview of Microsoft’s new migration service to move your Azure virtual machines and their dependencies from Classic / Service Management / ASM / Azure V1 to the newer Azure Resource Manager / ARM / Azure V2.
Aidan shows how to migrate your virtual machines from Azure Classic Service Managment (ASM) API to the newer Azure Resource Manager (ARM) API.
Microsoft recently announced further expansion of the number of Azure regions (datacenter locations) and ExpressRoute (WAN) points of presence around the world. New Regions In the parlance of Microsoft Azure, a region is a geographic location with one or more data centers that Microsoft uses to run the Azure public cloud. When you deploy something […]
Aidan shows how you can speed up and automate the deployment of Azure RemoteApp, Microsoft’s managed Remote Desktop Services farm in the cloud, using PowerShell. He also shares how you can use PowerShell to publish applications in the app collection and assign users access to those applications.
Microsoft recently announced improvements to the storage options in the Azure Site Recovery (ASR) disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solution in Azure. This post describes support for premium storage, encrypted storage, and support for locally redundant storage (LRS) accounts.
Aidan provides an overview of Microsoft’s cloud-based security solutions: Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and Azure Security Center (ASC).