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
Aidan Finn walks you through how to deploy an Azure Log Analytics workspace so that you can prepare the foundation of monitoring machines and services both on-premises, in (any) the cloud, and in Azure.
Aidan Finn shows you how to deploy an Azure Logs Analytics, otherwise known as Operations Management Suite (OMS), agent to a Windows Server machine that is running outside of Azure.
Find out more about the recent launch of a preview Azure AD administration experience in the Azure Portal.
Aidan Finn shows you how to delegate administrative access of an Azure subscription to users in an external Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain.
Aidan shows you how you can fail over an Internet web service from a “local” data centre to Azure, which could optionally be included in a design for Azure Site Recovery (ASR).
In this post, Aidan talks about the effects on administrators of the launch of the new regions for Azure and Office 365 in the United Kingdom (UK).
Aidan Finn describes some of the significant changes to Windows Server licensing that are coming with Windows Server 2016, that are sure to catch most of you by surprise.
In this post, Aidan will show you two ways to deploy Azure Log Analytics (OMS) monitoring to Azure virtual machine, and to some of the services running on those machines.
Learn how to perform geo-load balancing for deployments in different Azure regions using Traffic Manager profiles in Azure Resource Manager (ARM) or Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) subscriptions.
Microsoft announced that Azure Stack (MAS) would be released in mid-2017 via a set of hardware partners on highly tested and certified systems, naming HPE, Dell, and Lenovo. This means that Microsoft’s new private cloud solution will only be available via a few partners, on very specific hardware sets. Is this a good or a […]
This post will discuss the recent announcement that Microsoft has added support for backing up VMware virtual machines using System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 R2.
It is clear from Microsoft’s publicity about Windows Server 2016 that the corporation believes that the default choice for installing a new server is Nano Server. Do you agree with that view? In this opinion post, I discuss the merits of both sides of the argument, share my take on the matter, and ask what you think.
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.