Category: Azure

How to build a High Available PaaS/IaaS platform on Microsoft Azure ?

With cloud hegemony now most of our customers want real resilient infrastructures even on Cloud platform. Indeed, they need to be assured, like they were on premise, that their businesses services are up and running. In addition to that they want to be able to scale.. because this is the cloud promise: start small and…




How to create a Kubernetes cluster on Azure in minutes !

If sometimes you’ve asked yourself how are containers platforms are built in Azure PaaS solution like ACS (Azure Container Service) here is a tool you want to take a look at ! The name of this tools is acs-engine ! On the Github page you’ll find everything needed to build it and install the soft…




How to create a Docker Datacenter on Microsoft Azure

  During the last Dockercon, a new product was shipped to public: Docker Datacenter. Let’s discover this product and initialize a datacenter. You can get a one month trial here. So what is Docker Datacenter ? What is the best way to explain Docker Datacenter ? Docker web site…   How does it works ?…




Desired State Configuration Azure Extension

  If you read this blog you already heard about few tools in order to apply a Desired State Configuration script to your system. Today i want to write about Azure DSC Extension. This extension, can be used in two ways. The first, and the crappiest, is using the GUI, and you know what? I…




Deploy a custom Windows VHD in Azure with PowerShell and validate with Pester

  Microsoft do not offers this from scratch on Azure VM. So we first need to build our own VHD file. Nothing difficult here, but let’s use the PowerShell way !…




Manage Azure virtual machine using Chef

  We already saw how install Chef Server and how configure a Windows Server using Chef. Now, let’s look around the creation of an Azure VM using Chef. Knife-Azure gem provides all you need to handle an Azure account, so let’s install the Knife-Azure gem 🙂…




Build your Azure lab with DSC and validate it using Pester – 2/3

  After the first post of this series, we have now four virtual machines. The goal, now, is to apply Configurations. In order to apply configurations, you must use at least Azure SDK 0.8.6. In order to validate if your version is compatible, you can try this command:

This will permit to check if…




Build your Azure lab with DSC and validate it using Pester – 1/3

  Here is another post about DSC & Pester.. Yes, because they are truly the perfect combo to work with. Just do you script and Pester will test everything you need for you 🙂 (I know i’m repeating myself…) So let’s go build our lab. What is neeeded in order to build my lab: A…




Windows Azure – Manage your VM

Once all our stuff is prepared thanks to previous posts: Account configured The storage is created The network works VM(s) are running And Endpoints are listening You way have to take actions on your VM. Windows Azure prodives a set of cmdlets to do this. We already used Update-AzureVM and New-AzureVM, to change configuration and…




Windows Azure – Manage VMs Endpoints

In past posts, i was blogging about how to Configure your subscription Configure the Storage Create a Virtual Network Create a VM Now let’s see how to manage endpoints configured for your VM. This will be treated in 4 points: Change an existing Endpoint Assign ACL to an existing Endpoint Create a new Endpoint Remove…