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Completely turn off your AKS clusters to reduce your cost!

As you might know, it was not possible to stop your AKS clusters completely because system pools are always required to be running. I have posted about this like below in past. normalian.hatenablog.comHere is quite useful feature to reduce…

Let's utlize Azure Front Door to route requests globally

Azure Front Door is useful feature to manage and monitor your web traffics with global routing. Azure Front Door enables you to manage and optimize your global(multi-regions) customers easily. I believe readers of my blog want to acquire p…

Azure NAT Gateway enables Azure VMs to access internet without assigning Public IP

I guess some folks are not familiar with Azure NAT Gateway because this feature is quite useful but it's a little bit hard to recognize use cases. Here are my idea for Azure NAT Gateway use cases. Azure VMs, attached with Standard Internal…

Access Azure VMs individually through Private Link connections

I have posted about Azure Private Link both for "private endpoint" and "private link service". You can acquire knowledge how to exclusively expose your endpoints to your other VNETs and how to utilize such endpoints from your VMs on other …

How to expose your endpoints exclusively by using "private endpoint" and "private link service" of Azure Private Link

I believe Azure Private LInk is really essential feature especially for enterprise customers because this feature enables to exclusively expose your Azure PaaS resources and Azure VM resources. At first, we should confirm again that Azure …

Object Replication - easiest way to replicate Block BLOBs into other regions?

Object Replication is a new feature for Azure Storage. This feature enable you to transfer BLOB objects into different regions easily with minimizing latency. You might know Data redundancy - Azure Storage | Microsoft Docs, but this featur…

Azure VMs cost reduction tips for dev and test environment

I believe Azure VMs is the most popular feature for all Azure users, and Azure VM usage would occupy most charge among your Azure billing. You will require high performance VM at the beginning because it would be needed to setup something …

Tips to utilize Windows Server containers on AKS

Microsoft has announced that Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) supports Windows Server containers as GA. This is quite useful and essential feature to containerize your ASP.NET Framework applications. In this article, you can acquire tiny tip…

Manage authorization for your application with user account attributes

Azure AD offers quite useful features to manage accessibilities for your applications. I believe most Azure developers has already utilized user groups to assign privilege easily, but I guess many people don’t know “Dynamic User” user grou…

Reduce AKS clusters cost by setup zero node count for user mode node pools

Here is interesting article - Release Release 2020-04-13 · Azure/AKS · GitHub. You can find that "AKS now allows User nodepools to scale to 0" in the article. This feature enables to reduce AKS cost in your environments. I believe you woul…

Spot node pool limitation for AKS

Azure Kubernetes Service(AKS) recently offers spot node pool feature as preview - 4/30/2020 right now. This feature enable Azure developers to reduce VM costs by using spot VMs for AKS clusters. Refer to Preview - Add a spot node pool to a…

Upload Camera images into Azure Blob Storage by PowerApps

As you know, PowerApps offers a bunch of useful features to build up powerful applications easily. It's also possible to retrieve Microsoft Azure Platform not only Power Platform. You can acquire knowledge how upload images token by Camera…

Create Excel based simple apps with PowerApps

PowerApps support for various types of data sources. Of course, it's possible to connect with on-premise resources by using On-Premise Data Gateway not only Microsoft Azure data sources. In this article, you can acquire knowledge to build …

How to update texts on TextInput with button clicks on PowerApps

I believe it might be first challenge to update text of TextInput because it's a little bit far from intuition steps. Most easiest way to understand how to build up this is to test for yourself. Here is an one of simplest articles to descr…

How 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…