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Connect KinD with Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes

At this year’s first ever digital Microsoft Build conference, Microsoft announced the public preview of Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-arc-support-for-azure-kubernetes-service-aks-engine-clusters/ Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes lets you connect Kubernetes clusters running on-premises or at another cloud provider with Azure for a unified management Read more [...]

Connect KinD with Azure Monitor for containers

Last year Microsoft announced the Azure Monitor for containers support for on-premises Kubernetes clusters. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-monitor-now-supports-monitoring-containers-on-premises-and-on-azure-stack/ As I recently switched from the Docker Desktop for Mac Kubernetes single-node cluster to KinD (Kubernetes in Docker), I was curious about to try out the on-premises Read more [...]

Optimize your Azure Function PowerShell run duration in the consumption plan

Since PowerShell is available on Azure Functions this is the way to go for automating things in Azure. Especially running the function in the consumption plan and with a managed identity enabled. Per default an Azure Function in the consumption plan is restricted to a run duration of 5 minutes but can be extended to 10 minutes. That said I like to share some optimizations with you getting the Read more [...]

Switching to Istio CNI plugin on Azure Kubernetes Service

You might question yourself, why the switch to the Istio CNI plugin might be useful? Istio uses, and other services meshes too, an init container to adjust the iptables rules for redirecting network traffic to/from the sidecar proxy container. The init container uses NET_ADMIN and NET_RAW capabilities to do the iptables changes and thus has more capabilities than per default. Exactly one capability Read more [...]

Using Azure Resource Graph to show ASC container image scan findings

In my previous blog post I showed you how to connect your Azure Container Registries with Azure Security Center. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/connecting-azure-container-registry-with-azure-security-center/ Today we talk about how to receive the scan results via Azure Resource Graph instead of using the Security Center UI path. You can submit your queries against the Resource Graph Read more [...]

Connecting Azure Container Registry with Azure Security Center

Back in March Microsoft released the container image scanning solution in the Azure Security Center for the Azure Container Registry. -> https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/vulnerability-scanning-for-images-in-azure-container-registry-is-now-generally-available/ The container image scanning solution is powered by Qualys and seamlessly integrated into the Security Center UI. Connecting Read more [...]

Speaking at Global Azure Bootcamp 2020 Virtual – Cologne

Unfortunately, the in person event of the Global Azure Bootcamp 2020 Cologne is postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic. But the team worked hard behind the scenes and announced last week that the event will be held virtually. I am happy to be part of the Global Azure Bootcamp 2020 Virtual - Cologne on April 25th. -> https://www.meetup.com/Azure-Cologne-Meetup/events/266727986/ The Read more [...]

Terraform – Upgrading AKS Kubernetes version does not upgrade node pools

If you experience during an AKS Kubernetes version upgrade that only the control plane got upgraded, you are certainly using the Terraform Azure provider in version 1.40.0 or higher. -> https://github.com/terraform-providers/terraform-provider-azurerm/issues/5541 A current workaround is a null_resource with a trigger on the Kubernetes version and running a Bash script with the local-exec provisioner. Read more [...]

High available control plane with Istio 1.5 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Back in January I have written a blog post about installing the Istio control plane on AKS in HA mode. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/install-a-high-available-istio-control-plane-on-azure-kubernetes-service/ Since the release of Istio 1.5 this month the overall architecture of the Istio control plane has changed. -> https://istio.io/news/releases/1.5.x/announcing-1.5/#introducing-istiod With Read more [...]

Install Homebrew for Linux in Azure Cloud Shell

As macOS user you properly know Homebrew the package manager and you might know that you can install it also on Linux. The Azure Cloud Shell is based on an Ubuntu image, but has some special requirements where to store data that should be persisted throughout your sessions. -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-shell/persisting-shell-storage#how-cloud-shell-storage-works Therefore, Read more [...]