Azure Stack HCI News

In this section you will find news from the field of product development, top events and programs.

Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI now has autoscale

We’re happy to announce that autoscale support on Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI is now in public preview. With the Azure Virtual Desktop autoscale feature, organizations running virtualized desktops and apps on-premises, at the edge or in their datacenter, can optimize costs by turning off idle Azure Virtual Desktop session hosts running on Azure Stack HCI.

Sneak peek at new Azure edge infrastructure at Hannover Messe 2024

This week is Hannover Messe 2024, the world’s biggest industrial trade fair. Microsoft is there, including members of the Azure Stack team, showcasing how the Microsoft Cloud enables end-to-end manufacturing solutions that help securely connect people, assets, and business processes, empowering organizations to be more resilient.

Near the center of our booth, you can watch a robotic assembly line put together battery parts. The line features standard OT assets from our partner Rockwell Automation and shows how an adaptive cloud approach together with open standards like OPC UA can accelerate industrial transformation. Azure IoT Operations enabled by Azure Arc flows data from the production line into Microsoft Fabric, enabling real-time monitoring and analysis in the cloud.


Public Preview of Azure Arc Site Manager

We designed site manager to meet the needs of customers who manage solutions on the adaptive cloud and want to view and monitor their resources according to their physical locations, such as stores, restaurants, and factories. Within site manager, customers can create Arc sites to represent their on-premises environments and see centralized monitoring information across their edge infrastructure.


Sites can be created on a resource group or subscription today, and site manager currently supports Azure Stack HCI, Azure Arc-enabled servers & VMs, Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes, and Azure IoT Operations assets.

Apply critical update for Azure Stack HCI VMs to maintain Azure verification

Azure verification for VMs on Azure Stack HCI makes it possible for Azure-exclusive benefits to work outside of the cloud and in on-premises and edge environments. These benefits include Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI, Windows Server Datacenter: Azure Edition, Extended Security Updates for SQL and Windows Server Virtual Machines (VMs) on Azure Stack HCI, and Azure Policy guest configuration. To keep these workloads continuing to function, periodic updates are required to maintain their security and functionality.

Logical Networks in Azure Portal for HCI: Setting the Stage for Software Defined Networking

At this past Microsoft Ignite 2023, we officially announced the public preview of logical networks in Azure Portal for Azure Stack HCI. Logical networks, also called LNETs, are traditional VLAN-based networks. You may have noticed that this construct was previously called virtual networks in Azure Portal. After all, if you compare the Azure Stack HCI experience to Azure, a virtual machine always gets connected to a virtual network; so, why is it necessary to bring in logical networks to Azure Portal for HCI?

Introducing Azure Virtual Desktop workload in Azure Stack HCI Sizer!

Earlier in February 2024, we announced the general availability of Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI which extends the capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud to your datacenters and edge locations . Today, we are happy to announce that ‘Azure Virtual Desktop’ is now available as a new workload category in Azure Stack HCI sizer! It enables customers to efficiently plan and size Azure Virtual Desktop deployments on Azure Stack HCI by calculating no. of VM required, suggest per VM configuration and what hardware to purchase.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Distributed Hybrid Infrastructure unveiled!

The DHI market has emerged at the convergence of two trends: the adoption of distributed cloud solutions, extending public cloud services to noncloud environments, and the deployment of full-stack software-defined platforms or hyperconverged solutions in public cloud environments.

Azure Stack HCI version 23H2 is generally available

Azure Stack HCI version 23H2 brings adaptive cloud principles to the full stack. You can deploy and operate everything from hardware to applications using Azure Resource Manager and core Azure management services, unifying siloed teams around a common platform. New container-based apps run alongside existing VMs with Azure Kubernetes Service, and every workload is automatically Azure Arc enabled, making it easy to leverage cloud-based configuration, observability, and advanced security across all your resources.

Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI now available

Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure Stack HCI each deliver their own value, and with Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI, organizations can experience both. Read on to learn more about each solution and how Azure Virtual Desktop for Azure Stack HCI brings both together.

Hyper-V VM migration to Azure Stack HCI, version 23H2, public preview

This feature enables you to migrate your Windows and Linux VMs running on Hyper-V to Azure Stack HCI, version 23H2 clusters. A wide range of source environments starting from Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 to Windows Server 2022 are supported.

Protect VM workloads with Azure Site Recovery on Azure Stack HCI (preview)

This guide describes how to protect Windows and Linux VM workloads running on your Azure Stack HCI clusters if there is a disaster. You can use the Azure Site Recovery to replicate your on-premises Azure Stack HCI virtual machines (VMs) into Azure and protect your business critical workloads.

AKS enabled by Azure Arc is now available on Azure Stack HCI 23H2

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) allows you to run a managed Kubernetes solution at the edge wherever you need it, with built-in support for Linux and Windows containers and cloud integrated lifecycle management. We are thrilled to announce the general availability of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) for the newest Azure Stack HCI version.

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