Pebkac

Category: Azure

Windows Server 2016 RTM in Azure

Despite the fact that there are no Windows Server 2016 RTM images up in Azure yet, after a bit of experimentation I’ve managed to get an RTM build (14393.206) installed and activated just fine. It seems that Microsoft enabled KMS activation around the same time as Ignite began. It’s been awfully handy having the RTM up […]

Mikrotik CHR in Azure: Part Two

A lot has changed since I first wrote about CHR in Microsoft Azure. The latest RouterOS is 6.37 and our routers are working better than ever. To update my earlier observations: CHR VMs will now gracefully Start and Stop without the risk of them ending up in an inconsistent state. Recent RouterOS upgrades we’ve performed […]

Mikrotik CHR in Microsoft Azure (ARM)

At the time of writing, Mikrotik’s current CHR build is 6.35rc49.While purported to work in a Hyper-V VM, there are no instructions I could find to get one up and running in Microsoft Azure (with ARM). Knowing that it should be theoretically possible, given Azure utilises a hypervisor with the same origins as Hyper-V, I went down the rabbit hole. The salient […]