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
I will show you how to convert a virtual machine, not in an availability set, but with virtual hard disks in a storage account to a virtual machine using Managed Disks.
Microsoft recently shared a detailed design for a secure network deployment in Azure, based on the United Kingdom’s cloud security principles. The focus of Microsoft’s article was on the UK, but we can use this design as a basis for other deployments.
Create a Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V virtual switch that uses network address translation (NAT), enabling virtual machines to be isolated behind a single shared IP address on the host.
Get an explanation of methods you can use to configure the IPv4 address configuration of a Hyper-V virtual machine that is connected to a NAT virtual switch on Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016 (WS2016).
Get an overview of Azure AD Connect Health, a feature for monitoring the status of your synchronization or federation between on-premises Active Directory and the cloud-based Azure Active Directory.
In this post, I will explain how Microsoft replicates data in very predictable ways, assuming that you want that data to be replicated. Mythology There are a lot of myths out there about Azure, such as Microsoft will replicate my virtual machines to a second region so that if there’s a problem in […]
Aidan Finn shares details on when Microsoft plans to release Azure Stack, some partner news, how it will be licensed, and features in the new Technical Preview 3 (TP3) release.
This post will show you how to deploy a new Azure virtual machine using Managed Disks using the Azure Portal.
Learn how to restore one or a few files from an Azure virtual machine backup without restoring the entire virtual machine, thanks to Azure Backup Instant File Recovery, currently in preview.
Aidan Finn walks you through how to use a new feature in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V called Key Storage Drive, which gives you the ability to encrypt your virtual machines’ disks.
Amazon’s cloud service, AWS, recently had a major outage that affected almost an entire region. With that outage fresh in our memories, I thought I’d write a post on how to prevent services outages in Azure.
Find out how to deploy the Azure Server Management Tools solution so that you can manage your on-premises Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V hosts securely from anywhere, and from pre-Windows 10 PCs, Macs, and non-Windows tablets.
Aidan Finn explains the new mechanism that Microsoft has just introduced for providing virtual machine storage in Azure, called Managed Disks.