Articles by AFinn

Physical Disks are Missing in Disk Management

August 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

In this post, I’ll explain how I fixed a situation where most of my Storage Spaces JBOD disks were missing in Disk Management and Get-PhysicalDisk showed their OperationalStatus as being stuck on “Starting”. I’ve had some interesting hardware/software issues with an old lab at work. All of [...]

Lots of Conference Stuff Coming Up

August 3, 2018 // 2 Comments

A busy few months are coming up. Work on Azure, etc, with MicroWarehouse continues to be extremely busy, Cloud Mechanix continues, and that’s all before some speaking that I’m doing. Evolve, National Conference Center Birmingham, UK – September 10 I’ll be presenting my “Azure PaaS for [...]

Call For Speakers – Cloud Camp, October 17th

July 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

My employers, MicroWarehouse, are running a community event in the Dublin Convention Centre on October 17th. Cloud Camp is a tech event, with four tracks covering: Azure Infrastructure: Virtual machines, storage, networking, etc Azure Platform: Web Apps, Containers, etc Productivity & Security: [...]

Not A Hyper-V MVP Anymore

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s with some sadness that I have to report that I am no longer a Hyper-V MVP. 11 years ago, I got and email to say that I had been awarded MVP status … in System Center Configuration Manager. Yes, I used to do a lot of stuff on ConfigMgr. But by the time I’d been awarded, that had all [...]

Azure Preview – Standard SSD Disks

June 5, 2018 // 2 Comments

Say what?!?! Standard SSD disks? And we thought that Standard = HDD and Premium = SSD! But that’s no longer the case. In the coming world of Azure (we’re not there yet), Premium will be just that, but Standard will be normal deployments of either HDD or SSD. How do the three tiers of managed [...]

Azure Traffic Manager: Geography Versus Latency

June 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

A recent #AzureTrivia question on Twitter asked how you would configure Azure Traffic Manager to redirect clients to the closest endpoint (a place hosting a web application). That question made me go hmm – how do you define closest? Defining Closeness Do  you measure closeness by kilometres [...]
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