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How does Hybrid Runbook Worker work on Azure Automation in practice?

I believe many Azure developers have already utilized Azure Automation to automate your management, operation and other tasks to avoid human effort. Azure Automation is fully PaaS feature on Azure, but some cases you might need to integrat…

How to get started with Azure Lighthouse to manage Azure resources across Azure AD tenants

I believe some of Azure users might worry about how to manage Azure resources across Azure AD tenants. It should be an important topic especially Azure CSP users, because CSP subscription management is on the assumption of Azure AD tenants…

Whose accounts you can invite into EA Portal as administrator role?

As you know, you can utilize Azure EA Portal to create new Azure subscriptions to charge from your EA contract. Microsoft will send an invitation mail to an account which your company has own. The account will be invited as Enterprise Admi…

Where can you get Azure EA Onboarding Guide?

Almost of all EA Portal users complain about EA Portal because they can't find its manual, but you can download EA Portal manual from there. You can download "Azure EA onboarding Guide" just following an image below. Now, you can retrieve …

How to get started with Reporting APIs for Enterprise customers of EA Portal

I believe some folks are familiar with Billing API for Microsoft Azure and these APIs can be utilized even you're pay-as-you-go customers. But almost of all folks are unfamiliar with "Reporting APIs for Enterprise customers", because only …

Why you can't find your new subscriptions on Azure Portal in spite of they has already been created on EA Portal?

You always need to create new Azure subscriptions on EA Portal if you have own EA contract to utilize Microsoft Azure. I have already posted an article how to get started with EA Portal like below. normalian.hatenablog.comIt's mandatory to…

What's the difference between Enterprise Administrator, Department Administrator and Account Owner on EA Portal

I believe you might be confused about how to create new Azure subscriptions just after login into EA Portal. As I have illustrated in an article below, EA Portal has some types of roles named Enterprise Administrator, Department Administra…

How to get started with EA Portal for Microsoft Azure

I believe most of Azure developers aren't familiar with EA Portal because only Enterprise Agreement contractor can utilize the portal. usage of this EA Portal is completely different from Azure Portal which all Azure developers are familia…

How to utilize monitoring for container apps on Service Fabric clusters with Log Analytics - part 3: find CPU usage spikes

You can learn how to CPU usage spikesfrom your Log Analytics, but you need to peruse an article below to follow this post. normalian.hatenablog.com Prerequirement You need to setup components below. In this post, we execute performance tes…

How to utilize monitoring for container apps on Service Fabric clusters with Log Analytics - part 2: log types

Refer to an article below before following this post to setup Log Analytics for Service Fabric clusters. normalian.hatenablog.com You can learn how to execute simple queries on Log Analytics to retrieve Service Fabric clusters metrics.I be…

How to utilize monitoring for container apps on Service Fabric clusters with Log Analytics - part 1: setup

You can learn how to setup Log Analytics for your Windows container apps on Service Fabric clusters. You need to follow steps below. Setup up Service Fabric cluster with Diagnostics "On" Create an Log Analytics workspace and add "Service F…

How to dig into API Management performance with Application Insights

As you know, Azure API Management is integrated with API management like below. docs.microsoft.com This article describe how to setup the integration and utilize the feature. Create your Application Insights You need to create Application …

Configuration tips when you need to upgrade Service Fabric cluster applications

Service Fabric is one of components to offer Microservice architecture and it's also used with CI/CD tools such like VSTS. In this post, you can learn tips to construct Microservice architecture CI/CD pipeline. Error #1 "You must first rem…

Embed Jenkins portal into Visual Studio Team Services dashboard

As you know, lots of developers are using Jenkins for their CI/CD pipeline mainly for Java and other OSS developments. But some of such developers also use Visual Studio Team Services called VSTS for .NET development. Of course, we can dev…

How to execute PowerShell scripts inside Azure VMs from external

There are some ways to execute PowerShell scripts inside Azure VMs such like PowerShell remoting. Recently, it comes up cool feature to execute scripts inside Azure VMs easily. This article introduces how to manage that. Execute PowerShell…

How to solve RDP access error "CredSSP Encryption Oracle Remediation"

With the release of the March 2018 Security bulletin, it causes some changes. When you try to connect to updated VMs, you probably get error like below. [Window Title] Remote Desktop Connection [Content] An authentication error has occurre…

API Management and Service Fabric Collaboration for Global Scale Applications

As you know, you can achieve Microservice architecture by using Service Fabric, but you might want to need request routing features for your applications for multi languages, cross devices or others. In such a case, you can use API Managem…

How to setup CI/CD pipeline with Service Fabric, VSTS and Windows Container

We have tried lots of features to collaborate wtih Service Fabric, VSTS and Docker containers. I have realized it's needed to describe overview of the architecture, so you can learn it following this article. Overview of Service Fabric, VS…

Create VSTS Release Definitions to deploy Windows Docker images into Service Fabric cluster

This article requires to setup below environment at first. Please refer to them before following this article. How to build ASP.NET Framework Docker images on VSTS build tasks - normalian blog Create Service Fabric Deployment Package with …

Create Service Fabric Deployment Package with Docker images on VSTS Build Task

This article requires to setup below environment at first. Please refer to them before following this article. How to build ASP.NET Framework Docker images on VSTS build tasks - normalian blog I believe you have already created your own Do…

Replace configuration files with environment variables on VSTS tasks

I believe you definitely want to replace values of some files in your projects with environments variables when you setup Visual Studio Team Services Build/Release processes. There are some ways to replace the values, and I will introduce …

How to override values of environment variables on VSTS tasks

As you know VSTS can use environment variables in VSTS Build and Release tasks. It's really useful to dynamically change values of build and release process like below, but you should sometimes wants to override even in running tasks. I ha…

What is workaround when you got error message "failure in a Windows system call: No hypervisor is present on this system." on Service Fabric Explorer

As you know, we can deploy Docker Container images into Service Fabric clusters, but you need to note when you specify "Instance Size" of Service Fabric when you use Windows Container images. You will get below error messages if you don't …

How to setup VSTS Private Agent to build Windows Server ver 1709 base Docker images

Do you know Windows had breaking changes for their virtualization technologies and I referred about that in Windows Container Version Compatibility | Microsoft Docs. This change will cause an error when you will build Windows Server ver 17…

How to build ASP.NET Framework Docker images on VSTS build tasks

As you know, Visual Studio Team Services offers to build Docker image tasks and Visual Studio offers Docker support. But there are some tips when you build ASP.NET Framework Docker images with VSTS build tasks. This post shows how to setup…

What is workaround when you got error messages "There was an error during download.Failed" while downloading container images

As you know, Service Fabric is one of implementations to offer Microservice Architecture provided by Microsoft. Of course, it can be deployed Docker Images both Windows and Linux base images, but you should note "Operating System" of Servi…

How to pass values generated on VSTS processes into other build/release tasks

When you deploy templates with some linked templates, the linked templates should be stored public or limited access wtih SAS token. But this sometimes makes difficult to setup CI/CD pipeline on Visual Studio Team Service(VSTS). You can un…

How to setup simple Workflow with Azure Automation

You should read below article before following this article, because this article make a Azure Automation workflow collaborating Runbooks. normalian.hatenablog.com Azure Automation offers to collaborate with each Runbooks as Workflok, and …

How to execute Microsoft Azure PowerShell commands on Azure Automation

As you know, Azure Automation is really great feature to automate your schedulable tasks both public cloud an on-premise. There are massive documents to describe how to do that including abstraction. I will introduce how to do that simply …

How to revert new deployment to old one in Service Fabric

As you know, Service Fabric is one of services to achieve Microservice architecture. There are two options when you got bad deployments using Service Fabric. manual deployment: "Start-ServiceFabricApplicationUpgrade" PowerShell command VST…