Tag Archives: Kubernetes

Monitor Azure Kubernetes Service with Azure Monitor container health

On Monday at Build Microsoft has announced a new monitoring solution Azure Monitor container health for AKS. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/kubernetes-on-azure/ Azure Monitor container health is based on Azure Monitor, Azure Log Analytics and the Container Insights solution, and is integrated into the Azure portal experience. As you may know there is also the container monitoring Read more [...]

Container and Kubernetes highlights announced at Microsoft Build – Day 1

Today Microsoft has announced a ton of highlights, news and features all around the container and Kubernetes ecosystem on Azure. Let us get started with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Yes, you are reading it right AKS is now officially part of the Kubernetes Conformance Program. News around AKS in short: DevOps Project support for AKS New Azure Portal experience for AKS Custom VNET with Read more [...]

Using ACS Engine to build private Kubernetes clusters with bring your own Virtual Network on Azure

Looking at Azure Container Service (AKS) – Managed Kubernetes you may have recognized that AKS currently does not support bring your own VNET and private Kubernetes masters. If you need both capabilities and one of them today, you must use ACS Engine to create the necessary Azure Resource Manager templates for the Kubernetes cluster deployment. -> https://github.com/Azure/acs-engine Beside Read more [...]

Keeping your ACS Engine Kubernetes cluster on Azure up-to-date

It is quite simple to keep a Kubernetes cluster created by ACS Engine on Azure up-to-date, because the master and agent nodes are configured by default to automatically apply security patches on a nightly schedule. But you need a solution like Kured to automatically reboot the agent nodes in the cluster, so the security patches take effect. Rebooting the master nodes is a manual task after all. -> Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]