A lot of people are deploying WIndows Server on-premises, in Azure, and at the edge. I often get asked how you can implement modern Windows Server 2022 Management in a Hybrid Cloud environment. So, in this video you can learn how you can manage your Windows Server 2022 with Microsoft Azure using tools such as Azure Arc, Windows Admin Center, and Azure Automanage! This is a session recording from the Windows Server Summit 2021!
Check out the video recording to learn more about Windows Server 2022 Hybrid Management with Azure Arc, Automanage, Windows Admin Center, and more! ☁️
- 0:00 Intro
- 1:30 Windows Server 2022
- 3:30 Hybrid Cloud Capabilities
- 5:18 Windows Admin Center
- 8:33 Azure Arc
- 30:05 Azure Automanage
- 34:18 Recap and Get started
Windows Admin Center
Windows Admin Center is a locally deployed, browser-based app for managing Windows servers, clusters, hyper-converged infrastructure, as well as Windows 10 PCs. It is a free product and is ready to use in production.
Link: Windows Admin Center
You can now use Windows Admin Center (preview) in the Azure portal to manage the Windows Server operating system inside an Azure VM. Manage operating system functions from the Azure portal as well as work with files in the VM without using Remote Desktop or PowerShell.
Link: Use Windows Admin Center in the Azure portal to manage a Windows Server VM
Azure Arc enabled Server
zure Arc-enabled servers enables you to manage your Windows and Linux physical servers and virtual machines hosted outside of Azure, on your corporate network, or other cloud provider. This management experience is designed to be consistent with how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Each connected machine has a Resource ID enabling the machine to be included in a resource group. Now you can benefit from standard Azure constructs, such as Azure Policy and applying tags. Service providers managing a customer’s on-premises infrastructure can manage their hybrid machines, just like they do today with native Azure resources, across multiple customer environments using Azure Lighthouse.
Link: What is Azure Arc-enabled servers?
Azure Automanage machine best practices is a service that eliminates the need to discover, know how to onboard, and how to configure certain services in Azure that would benefit your virtual machine. These services are considered to be Azure best practices services, and help enhance reliability, security, and management for virtual machines. Example services include Azure Update Management and Azure Backup.
Link: Azure Automanage for machine best practices
These Azure services are automatically onboarded for you when you use Automanage Machine Best Practices on an Azure Arc-enabled server VM. They are essential to our best practices white paper, which you can find in our Cloud Adoption Framework.
For all of these services, we will auto-onboard, auto-configure, monitor for drift, and remediate if drift is detected. To learn more, go to Azure Automanage for virtual machines.
Link: Azure Automanage for Machines Best Practices – Azure Arc-enabled servers
- Azure Arc – Cloud-native Management for Hybrid Cloud
- Azure Arc for Developers, IT Pros, Cloud Architects, and Security Engineers
- Azure Automanage for Arc enabled servers
- Windows Admin Center – The Next Generation Windows Server Management Experience
- Use Windows Admin Center in the Azure portal to manage a Windows Server VM
Conclusion Windows Server 2022 Hybrid Management
I hope this video was helpful to learn more about Windows Server 2022 Hybrid Cloud Management using Azure Arc, Automanage, Windows Admin Center, and more! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.Tags: Azure, Cloud, Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, Virtualization, Windows Server, Windows Server 2022 Last modified: January 21, 2022
I’m wondering if the Azure Automanaged & Arc can support the on-prem bare-metal servers.
My client have over 300+ servers , considered to managed on Azure ( like Windows AutoPilot way).
Yes, Azure Arc and Azure Automanage also support bare-metal servers.
Thank you so much for sharing this very informative article. This will help me and many others also. thanks a lot.