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Blog posts October 2016

CONFIGURE SYMBOLIC LINK (MKLINK) ON WINDOWS SERVER

October 27, 2016 03:02PM

One friend of mine from application developer stream approached me with request, There is a shared network path and he wanted it to be use as a folder on the Windows drive, Instead of mapped drive. So it looks local folder under the drive. For this requirement there is solution called symbolic link …

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ESXI VIB SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ERROR

October 27, 2016 10:53AM

One of my Dell server was facing faulty drive issue, which I can see in vsphere client > esxi server on the hardware status tab. To send the Dset report logs to Dell support it requires Dell openmanage tool installed or view additional information (As my server was older one it is missing some new f…

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PART 9: CREATING AND MANAGING VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM) USING MICROSOFT AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER PORTAL

October 26, 2016 10:34AM

Probably this will be the last part of the series. In this part I will be creating Virtual Machine on Azure and try to ping On-premises VM and vice-versa. Creating Azure VM is very easy. Select the Resource Group and in Add search for Microsoft Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (You can choose any OS of you…

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PART 8: CREATING AND MANAGING STORAGE ACCOUNT USING MICROSOFT AZURE ARM AND AZURE POWERSHELL

October 20, 2016 05:28PM

My networking is fully established and configured now and no further changes are require now, I can see some data bytes flow between gateways. But I need to test in real action. I will be deploying one VM on the Azure and try to Ping it from on-Premise machine or vice versa. Before that I will compl…

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PART 7.1: MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL VPN CONNECTION IN VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY

October 17, 2016 01:45PM

As these series also includes Microsoft Azure Powershell tutorial, I will delete existing connection and create new one using Powershell. As shown in earlier chapters I brought all the related networking pieces together for association and created VPN tunnle connection. I will store Virtual Network …

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PART 7: MICROSOFT AZURE CREATE CONNECTION IN VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY

October 16, 2016 07:14PM

PART 6.2: CONFIGURING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER ROUTER (MICROSOFT RRAS AZURE VPN)

October 12, 2016 05:13PM

Configuring RRAS sever is yet to be complete. Following by last chapter, I require few information from Azure portal, which I need to provide in the newly created and configured RRAS server. Login to Microsoft azure portal, and grab the Public IP address from Resource Groups> Poc-VPN>POC-VPN-Virt…

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PART 6.1: CONFIGURING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER DEMAND-DIAL (MICROSOFT RRAS AZURE VPN)

October 11, 2016 10:50PM

This one is interesting step by step document to configure Remote Access VPN on Windows server. In earlier chapter I installed Remote Access role using Server manager, On the same server manager in the Tools menu, select Routing and Remote access. It will open MMC console for RRAS.Server manager configure remote access for microsoft azure vpn, RRAS

Once RRAS co…

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PART 6: INSTALLING ROUTING AND REMOTE ACCESS SERVER ROLE (MICROSOFT RRAS)

October 11, 2016 04:36PM

Till now I created and deployed services on Microsoft azure cloud, Now it is time to setup In-house environment. I have Installed one Windows server 2012 R2 server. It has two network cards, Both has internal private IP assigned. One of the Ethernet card has full internet access and note the Interne…

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PART 5.1: VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT USING MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL

October 9, 2016 05:35PM

I found it little bit tricky while configuring virtual network gateway using Microsoft Azure Powershell, As while configuring it I had to associate VNG (Virtual Network Gateway) with already create virtual network and other Azure network services. I will try make it easy to understand.

First co…

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PART 5: VIRTUAL NETWORK GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT ON MICROSOFT AZURE

October 5, 2016 11:32PM

Microsoft azure definition for - A virtual network gateway is the software VPN device for your Azure virtual network. Use this with a connection to setup a site-to-site VPN connection between an azure virtual network and your local network, or a VNet-to-VNet VPN connection between two Azure virtual…

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PART 4.1 : MICROSOFT AZURE POWERSHELL CREATING AND ADMINISTRATING LOCAL NETWORK GATEWAY

October 1, 2016 08:44PM

This is commandline version of Part 4 Microsoft Azure VPN connection series. Before creating another Local Network Gateway, I deleted before proceeding to avoid conflicts. There is simple command to proceed. 
New-AzureRmLocalNetworkGateway -Name Poc-VPN_localGateway -ResourceGroupName POC-VPN -L…

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PART 4 : MICROSOFT AZURE CREATING AND ADMINISTRATING LOCAL NETWORK GATEWAY VPN

October 1, 2016 04:12PM

After showing 2 ways (PART 3 and Part 3.1) creating Azure vNet. This is one of the interesting topic on creating Microsoft Azure Local Network Gateway. A local network gateway represents the hardware or software VPN device in your local network at In-house. This is generally created in Azure to set …

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