Networking

Adding Address Spaces To An Azure Virtual Network

September 4, 2018 // 1 Comment

Have you ever run out of addresses in an Azure virtual network? Have you ever needed to add a different scope or address space to an existing Azure virtual network? If so, this post is for you. Quite honestly, I did not know that this was possible until recently – it’s a setting in an Azure [...]

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 [...]

First Cloud Mechanix Azure Course Completed

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK. It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees [...]

Microsoft Azure Started Patching Reboots Yesterday

January 4, 2018 // 3 Comments

Contrary to a previous email that I received, Microsoft started rebooting Azure VMs yesterday, instead of the 9th. Microsoft also confirmed that this is because of the Intel CPU security flaw. The following email was sent out to customers: Dear Azure customer, An industry-wide, hardware-based [...]

VMQ On Team Interface Breaking Hyper-V Networking

March 20, 2017 // 5 Comments

I recently had a situation where virtual machines on a Windows Server 2016 (WS2016) Hyper-V host could not communicate with each other. Ping tests were failing: Extremely high latency Lost packets In this case, I was building a new Windows Server 2016 demo lab for some upcoming community events in [...]
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