Azure Stack

Adding Public IP Pools to Azure Stack

Adding Public IP Pools to Azure Stack

Azure Stack offers the ability to add Public IP Pools should the one you provided when the installation took place not be sufficient for your needs going forward.  Typically this will be the case when an operator starts to receive alerts in the Admin portal like this:

OK, so this may be an intermittent warning, happening once every so often.  If so, I suggest there's no need to take any action.  However, if you get an alert warning of 90% utilization across all pools, it's time to take action, and that is to look into adding an extra pool.

Creating an Azure Stack AD FS SPN for use with az CLI

Creating an Azure Stack AD FS SPN for use with az CLI

Following on from my previous blog post on filling in the gaps for AD FS on Azure Stack integrated systems, here are some more complete instructions on creating a Service Principal on Azure Stack systems using AD FS as the identity provider. Why do you need this? Well, check out the following scenarios as taken from https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-stack/azure-stack-integrate-identity#spn-creation:

There are many scenarios that require the use of a service principal name (SPN) for authentication. The following are some examples:

  • CLI usage with AD FS deployment of Azure Stack

  • System Center Management Pack for Azure Stack when deployed with AD FS

  • Resource providers in Azure Stack when deployed with AD FS

  • Various third party applications

  • You require a non-interactive logon