Keeping your AKS – Managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date

It is quite simple to keep an AKS – Managed Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date, because Microsoft automatically applies security patches to the nodes on a nightly schedule as described in the AKS FAQ on the Azure documentation page. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/aks/faq#are-security-updates-applied-to-aks-agent-nodes But you need a solution like Kured to automatically reboot Read more [...]

Configuring and deploying the container monitoring solution for AKS – Managed Kubernetes on Azure

Running an AKS cluster or containers on Azure does not eliminate the need to monitor your workloads. Looking at Azure it is simple to configure and deploy a monitoring solution for AKS. All what you require to do so are the following Azure components. First, you need an Azure Log Analytics workspace and second, the container monitoring solution for Log Analytics. Log Analytics comes with a free Read more [...]

Get notified with Azure Service Health on service incidents

Azure Service Health is one of a dozen cool Azure service Microsoft is currently offering in Azure. The Service Health dashboard provides you with the right information in case of a service issue, planned maintenance or health advisory event that has an impact on your workloads you are running on Azure. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/service-health/ In case of a service incident Read more [...]

Deploying the Kubernetes ACI connector on Kubernetes on Docker for Windows

In January Docker announced and integrated the experimental support of Kubernetes for its Edge channel version of Docker for Windows. -> https://blog.docker.com/2018/01/docker-windows-desktop-now-kubernetes/ During the writing of my blog post about “Deploying the Kubernetes ACI connector on AKS – Managed Kubernetes in Azure”, I was curios to try the same for Kubernetes on Docker for Read more [...]

SAP HANA Express Edition – Deploy HANA Express database on AKS – Managed Kubernetes on Azure

Today I will guide you through the deployment of a HANA Express database on AKS – Managed Kubernetes on Azure. One of my colleagues out of the GBB SAP team has asked me, if the setup described for GKE on the SAP website is also possible for AKS on Azure. -> https://www.sap.com/developer/tutorials/hxe-kubernetes-google-cluster.html The answer is yes. I have written a PowerShell script which Read more [...]

Deploying the Kubernetes ACI connector on AKS – Managed Kubernetes in Azure

Last year Microsoft announced the preview of AKS – Managed Kubernetes and the new ACI connector for Kubernetes the Virtual Kubelet. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-container-service-aks-managed-kubernetes-and-azure-container-registry-geo-replication/ -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-brings-new-serverless-and-devops-capabilities-to-the-kubernetes-community/ In Read more [...]

Deploying Application Security Groups with an Azure Resource Manager template

This month Microsoft launched the public preview of the Application Security Groups, short ASG, in all Azure regions. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-for-asg/ ASGs are like a security group and makes it easier to define an Azure Network Security Group rule set. You can join Azure VMs or to be more specific the Azure VM’s NIC to an ASG. In the next step you would Read more [...]

Link summary for guidance for mitigation and protection from Spectre and Meltdown on Windows Server, Hyper-V and Azure

From a security perspective the new year has started with a big bang. If you have lost the traction where you get the necessary information for guidance for mitigation and protection from Spectre and Meltdown on Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Azure, then have a look at the following link summary. Windows Server in general: Windows Server guidance to protect against speculative execution side-channel Read more [...]

Deploy the update management solution through an Azure Resource Manager template

In my last blog article, I talked about the update management solution in Azure and what the capabilities are. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/keeping-azure-vms-date-update-management-solution/ Today we will have a look on how to deploy the update management solution through an Azure Resource Manager template. All what we need is to define the following Azure services in the template. Read more [...]

Keeping your Azure VMs up-to-date with the update management solution

Based on the Azure services Log Analytics and Azure Automation you can use three new capabilities in the Azure portal for your Azure VMs: inventory, change tracking, and update management. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/update-management-inventory-and-change-tracking-are-available-in-azure-automation/ In this blog article I will talk about the update management solution. If you Read more [...]