Azure RemoteApp: Error: DNS server could not be reached

As I’ve mentioned before I am in process on extending my scope. Part of that scope is Azure RemoteApp. So I’ve been exploring Hybrid Deployment and my setup is basically the same described here. So I had this deployment for than a month but recently when I tried to update my deployment with new image I was receiving similar error: Continue reading “Azure RemoteApp: Error: DNS server could not be reached”

Getting Windows Server Gateway Functionality with PowerShell in VMM

Window Server Gateway is multi-tenant but still has some limitations that you should keep an eye on. More specifically I am talking about the following limits that are visible when you add the Windows Server Gateway as Network Service in Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): Continue reading “Getting Windows Server Gateway Functionality with PowerShell in VMM”

Windows Server Gateway Performance Data (KBytes Sent and KBytes Received) is Not Shown in Virtual Machine Performance View in Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack

After long holiday break I am back. On this post I want to introduce you to an issue I’ve spotted and to which of course I’ve found an easy solution. With System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and Windows Server 2012 R2 we have the role of Windows Server Gateway (Multi-Tenant RRAS role) which is part of the Network Virtualization architecture (a dear to my heart topic). Continue reading “Windows Server Gateway Performance Data (KBytes Sent and KBytes Received) is Not Shown in Virtual Machine Performance View in Virtual Machine Manager Management Pack”

Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM

The first guide that includes 2012 R2 RTM versions of System Center and Windows Server is out. You can download it now and save it to be prepared to test certain scenarios when GA availability of R2 wave arrives.

Book Review: Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment

This is another book review. Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment book is about technologies I do not have so much experience with – DirectAccess and VPN. Even though I specializing in System Center and Hyper-V it is good to have broader knowledge at least on some basic level. Technologies like DirectAccess and VPN are deployed event in the Cloud.

First I will start that is a small book but it understandable that it covers only one feature in Windows Server 2012. Before starting to read this book I recommend to have basic knowledge on Windows Server, Active Directory, Certificate Services and Networking. The book starts by introducing you to DirectAccess, how it works on general level and what are the requirements for it. It doesn’t rush you directly in the technology instead it explains very well every technology that is built into DIrectAccess. This very good if you have only some basic knowledge on Windows Server, Active Directory, Certificates services and Networking because explains you technologies like IPv6, DNS, ISATAP, DNS64, NAT64, 6to4, Teredo, IP-HTTPS, Group policy and PKI. In next chapters the book continues by introducing you to the architecture of DirectAccess and how to prepare your environment for implementing it. This is followed by installation and configuration of Unified Remote Access role. The last chapters cover some advanced scenarios as well as troubleshooting tips.

In summary the book is very easy to read and provides very good picture of Unified Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012. I recommend this book for engineers who have the task or consider deployment of DirectAccess in their environments. The book is suitable reading for those who have implemented Direct Access in Windows Server 2008 R2 in the past and want to know what have changed in 2012 and how they can migrate to the new version. If you think that this book is for you can grab it on one of these stores: