JMeter Load Testing against Azure Kubernetes Service

JMeter is an free load testing tool. You can find it at https://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter Comparing with other options freely available, I find this is has the right balance between being free, functionality and capabilities. I used to use Visual Studio Load Test tool but that is deprecated. The UI isn't has intuitive and there is some …

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My 3 Key Benefits of Istio Service Mesh with AKS

I have been working with Istio Service Mesh with Azure Kubernetes for a couple years, I like to share my experiences that were beneficial and impactful in my projects. Istio Service mesh helps with managing traffic among your microservices applications. Read more at https://istio.io/latest/about/service-mesh/ The general architecture is as follows where a service A (in …

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DNS Resolution with Azure Private Endpoints and Azure SQL Server

Use Case: A virtual machine requires private network traffic to an Azure SQL Server for stringent network security requirements. There can not be any network traffic over the internet and Azure backbone network. Introduction When creating an Azure SQL Database Server, there are three typical options for connectivity. I will give simplistic description of each. …

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Comparing Azure Kubernetes Networking Scenarios

To recap the AKS configuration settings we explored Network Model/Type: Basic (Kubenet) or Advanced (Azure CNI) Choose between a basic network configuration using kubenet with a default VNet, or an advanced configuration using Azure CNI with the option to customize your VNet. Kubenet is a very basic, simple network plugin, on Linux only. It does …

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Building a Hub and Spoke with Site to Site VPN Part 5 Network Security

Part 5: Network Security Scenario: Building a demo or proof of concept to understand the technology, azure resources and configuration settings that involve Azure Virtual Networks, VNet Peerings, Virtual Network Gateway, and Site to Site VPN Connections. The architecture is to emulate a hybrid cloud topology with on-premises network emulated with an Azure VNETs in …

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Building a Hub and Spoke with Site to Site VPN Part 4 VNET, Subnet and Peerings

Part 4: VNET, Subnet and Peerings Scenario: Building a demo or proof of concept to understand the technology, azure resources and configuration settings that involve Azure Virtual Networks, VNet Peerings, Virtual Network Gateway, and Site to Site VPN Connections. The architecture is to emulate a hybrid cloud topology with on-premises network emulated with an Azure …

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Building a Hub and Spoke with Site to Site VPN Part 3 Hub and Spoke

Part 3: Hub and Spoke Topology Scenario: Building a demo or proof of concept to understand the technology, azure resources and configuration settings that involve Azure Virtual Networks, VNet Peerings, Virtual Network Gateway, and Site to Site VPN Connections. The architecture is to emulate a hybrid cloud topology with on-premises network emulated with an Azure …

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Building a Hub and Spoke with Site to Site VPN Part 2 S2S VPN

Part: 2 Site to Site VPN Connection Scenario: Building a demo or proof of concept to understand the technology, azure resources and configuration settings that involve Azure Virtual Networks, VNet Peerings, Virtual Network Gateway, and Site to Site VPN Connections. The architecture is to emulate a hybrid cloud topology with on-premises network emulated with an …

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Building a Hub and Spoke Azure Network with Site to Site VPN Part 1 Architecture

Part: 1 Architecture Overview Scenario: Building a demo or proof of concept to understand the technology, azure resources and configuration settings that involve Azure Virtual Networks, VNet Peerings, Virtual Network Gateway, and Site to Site VPN Connections. The architecture is to emulate a hybrid cloud topology with on-premises network emulated with an Azure VNETs in …

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