2023 Beginner’s Guide To Create An Azure Devops Pipeline to deploy Azure Resources in Terraform

I will give a walk through of a simple starter approach to building an Azure Devops Pipeline to deploy an Azure resource in Terraform. I will deploy an Azure Function as an example. By automating, you promote consistency, repeatability, collaboration, overall productivity and more efficiency in operating your Azure infrastructure. Assumptions Demo Design AZDO Repo …

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6 Things I Like About Azure Managed Grafana

Grafana is an open source data visualization tool. It is the a popular choice with Kubernetes clusters. Azure Managed Grafana is a platform as a service offering that has been generally available in late summer or early fall. So it is relatively new at this point. I have had experience of building, configuring and operating …

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How To Mount Azure Key Vault Secret to Pods in Azure Kubernetes Service

Scenario: You require a pod to mount a secret stored in an Azure Key Vault. So that an application running in the pod can access the secret as a file and environment variable. Also manage the access security between the AKS cluster to the key vault using a user assigned managed identity. Background: To integrate …

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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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