Tag Archives: Windows

Define Customized Virtual Disk Name in Azure Windows Virtual Machine Deployment

There is no doubt that one of the most common Azure operations is to deploy Windows virtual machine. In most cases, deploying an Azure Windows Server is to utilize the Windows Server deploy wizard in Marketplace, which is also the easiest way in most scenarios.

However, by utilizing the deployment Wizard, we cannot choose the Virtual disk name. The virtual disk name will be automatically populated with an Azure predefined format.

This post to introduce one of the ways to allow user to define the virtual disk name by utilizing the “Azure Templates”. The method used in this post can also be used to define other Azure element name in virtual machines.

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Run Nutanix Foundation in Windows (Portable Foundation)

Nutanix Foundation is the tool used for Nutanix Field Installation, it could be used in below scenarios:

  1. Configure and create a new Nutanix cluster; and
  2. Re-image the new Nutanix node to expand the existing cluster.

From Foundation version 4.3, there is an option to run Foundation in Windows (which is named portable foundation).

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