Category: Cloud

Azure Cloud Networking

Azure Site-to-Site VPN with PFSense

Reading Time: 5 minutes (Edit: I’ve also now posted about how to do this with a Palo Alto Firewall as well, you can see that post here:  ) If you’re like me, you like to have a little bit more control over your network (home or business) than is available with the ISP-provided router – enter PFSense. The Netgate […]

Matt Hansen 
Azure Cloud Security

Isolated Virtual Machines in Azure

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a recent design session, I had someone mention how they wish that Azure had dedicated and/or isolated IaaS VMs like some of the other cloud providers. They were shocked with I said – they do! Azure has a number of isolated VM types that you can provision and leverage just the same as any […]

Matt Hansen 
Cloud Networking

Azure Point-to-Site VPN with RADIUS Authentication

Reading Time: 4 minutes For the money, it’s hard to beat the Azure VPN Gateway. Until recently though, Point-to-Site VPNs were a bit clunky because they needed mutual certificate authentication. It wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t good. Thankfully, Microsoft now allows RADIUS backed authentication. This post is how you impliment said configuration.   To start off, here is my […]

Matt Hansen 
Cloud Storage

Configure Azure Blob Archive Storage

Reading Time: 4 minutes Azure storage is great. Good thought to open on right? Of course! This year Azure graced us with the ability to (preview) the new Azure Archive Storage. Obviously this is enticing, especially at it’s  (current) $0.0018/GB price point. For more cost informaiton on Azure Archive Storage you can visit the link below. Now this […]

Matt Hansen 
Backup Cloud Storage

Changing Azure Recovery Services Vault to LRS Storage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back in the classic portal with backup services it was an easy fix. Simply change the settings value of storage replication type. I’ve recently started moving my workloads to recovery serveries vaults in ARM, and noticed something peculiar. By default, the storage replication type of the vault is GRS.   If your needs require geographically […]

Matt Hansen 
Cloud System Center Virtualization Windows Windows Server

SCVMM Error 2912 “The configuration registry database is corrupt (0x800703F1)”

Reading Time: < 1 minute I recently spun up a new SCVMM environment, created my first VM, and attempted to create a template only to be faced with a job error. Error (2912) An internal error has occurred trying to contact the Host01 server: : . WinRM: URL: [http://Host01.lab.local:5985], Verb: [INVOKE], Method: [LoadSubkey], Resource: [\Users\SVC_VMM\AppData\Local\Temp\tmp6AB5.tmp] The configuration registry database is […]

Matt Hansen