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 [...]

Adding value to your DevTest Labs users with additional Azure services

If you are working with Azure DevTest Labs you already know that all the nice things are built around to provide a test environment for Azure IaaS VMs. So far so good, but what can you do to provide your DevTest Labs users with access to PaaS services? Azure DevTest Labs got you covered with a feature called environments. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-devtest-labs-support-for-creating-environment-with-arm-templates/ Environments Read more [...]

Deploy NSG augmented security rules with Azure Resource Manager templates

In my previous blog post “Working with NSG augmented security rules in Azure” I described what the NSG augmented security rules are and how you can leverage them with PowerShell. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/working-nsg-augmented-security-rules-azure/ In this blog post I will briefly describe how to implement the augmented security rules in your Azure Resource Manager template. First, Read more [...]

Working with NSG augmented security rules in Azure

At Microsoft Ignite this year Microsoft has announced several networking improvements and features in Azure. Most of them are currently in public preview and can be tested like the augmented security rules for NSGs in Azure. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/public-preview-features-for-nsgs/ What are augmented security rules? In short, they extend the rule set, so you can specify Read more [...]

Deploying a Kubernetes cluster on Azure Germany via acs-engine

Currently the Azure Container Service is not available in one of the regions of Azure Germany, that supports you creating an Kubernetes cluster in an easy way. But do not be afraid. There is a handy tool called the Azure Container Service Engine or short acs-engine available on GitHub to generate the necessary ARM templates for you. -> https://github.com/Azure/acs-engine To start with Read more [...]

Monitoring Azure B-series VM banked credits

In mid-September Microsoft announced the new B-series VM size. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-b-series-our-new-burstable-vm-size/ Have a look at the following description to understand how the B-series VMs are working. The B-series burstable VMs are ideal for workloads that do not need the full performance of the CPU continuously, like web servers, small databases and Read more [...]