Virtual Network Integration between Azure Virtual Machine and Azure SQL Database

Objective: To show database connectivity from an Azure virtual machine to PaaS Azure SQL Database using SQL service endpoints in a virtual network. Background: For IaaS environments for internal facing systems, system designers may choose Azure SQL as their database of choice versus SQL Server in a virtual machine. A question or concern may come …

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Auto-scaling Azure App Service Part 2 of 2

In the Part 1 blog post, I have shown configuration of auto scale of 2 auto-scale profiles. I will show the operation of scaling out and scaling in. Upon a load test to simulate high load on the app service to trigger the auto-scale, here are the timelines and operations of the auto scale out …

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Visual Studio 2017 Load Testing of an Azure Web App with Application Insights Part 2 of 2

In continuation from my blog post Visual Studio 2017 Load Testing of an Azure Web App with Application Insights Part 1 of 2 , I have shown the web app and azure environment setup that is prepared for a load test of 10,000 simulated users. In this post, I will show the execution, some of the …

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Visual Studio 2017 Load Testing of an Azure Web App with Application Insights Part 1 of 2

I set out a personal weekend hack-a-thon to do a load test on a Single Page App I had built many years ago. This app is hosted on Azure App Service and Azure SQL DB. My experiment was to see if I can simulate 10,000 and observe the effects of the load on a small …

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My Favourite Azure DevTest Lab Features for the Developer Team Lead

Azure DevTest Lab is a wonderful service to manage virtual machines for the purposes of developing and testing in a team scenario. This gives the opportunity for a development team to set granular policies for the lab environment that would may otherwise be managed by the infrastructure or operations group. Here is a summary of …

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My Favourite Features of DevTest Labs for the Developer

DevTest Labs can be used as a contained self-service model to create, share and manage Virtual Machine environments for developers and testers. When I first started out using Azure for development I would have to piece together many Azure resources to create a “developer lab environment”. This would include a resource group, virtual machines, virtual …

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