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 explains how you can make better use of the Azure Portal by using the features that we overlook.
Microsoft announced several improvements to its cloud-based disaster recovery service, Azure Site Recovery at Ignite 2017.
I have known about Azure File Sync for quite a while under NDA and have been itching to start talking about it. It’s a killer service that an incredible number of businesses could benefit from.
Aidan Finn describes the many networking announcements that were made at Microsoft Ignite 2017.
Aidan Finn explains how to select an Azure virtual machine series and size, including updates to past versions of this post, adding the D_v3, E_v3, and L_v2 virtual machines, as well as using the Azure Compute Unit (ACU) measurement.
Aidan Finn shares a summary of the improvements to the Azure virtual machine and related services and features announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2017 conference.
Aidan Finn shares information about a new ultra-low-cost series of Azure virtual machine that is perfect for light workloads with intermittent requirements of higher CPU utilization.
Microsoft’s Ignite conference kicks off next week and here is what you should be looking for at the big event.
Aidan Finn explains how you can use Alerts in Microsoft Azure to monitor the performance of Azure virtual machines and create alerts or trigger actions when performance breaches pre-defined thresholds.
Microsoft recently launched a limited public preview of Archive Storage and Blob-Level Tiering in Azure storage accounts. What does this mean for Azure customers?
Aidan Finn shows you how to use Azure virtual machine performance threshold alerts to trigger email alerts or start automated-response actions.
Aidan Finn teaches how to capture packets from the NICs of Azure virtual machines using Network Watcher and inspect Azure network traffic at the packet level using Wireshark.
Aidan Finn demonstrates how you can use Azure’s Network Watcher to check if one Azure virtual machine can talk to another.