What is Open Service Mesh and why might you be interested in it?
Tips and tricks for taking the CKA exam coming from an Azure perspective
Improve the security of your Kubernetes cluster by using Azure DevOps Pipelines to deploy Helm charts, without running Tiller on your cluster.
Azure AD Authentication for AKS does not support service principals. Here is how you can still use automation and CI/CD against a cluster that is using AAD.
Keeping your AKS Windows nodes up to date isn’t as simple as you might expect currently. Here’s how it works.
How to collect and aggregate Prometheus metrics from any application with Azure Monitor and AKS.
We take a look at using the popular open source log export, Fluent Bit, to export Kubernetes logs directly into Azure Log Analytics.
This week we saw the announcement of the public preview of Windows Server Containers on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Windows support in AKS has been something we’ve been waiting for, for a while now and is excellent news for those trying to lift and shift Windows applications into containers. As we’ve discussed previously, if you can, using Linux containers is always going to give you the fastest start-up time and fewer complications, however not everyone can re-write their apps in .
When you deploy a service in AKS that is of type load balancer, or you create an Ingress, AKS will automatically create an NSG rule for you . This rule is applied to the NSG that is attached to your nodes NICs and will open up your services port to “All”. If your planning on publishing your application to be accessed by anyone then this is fine. However, if you want to lock access to your application down to specific users then this can be a bit of a pain.
Prometheus has become the default metrics collection mechanism for use in a Kubernetes cluster, providing a way to collect the time series metrics for your pods, nodes and clusters. This metric collection allows you to monitor for issues, review performance over time, and also provide metrics to be used by the scaling functionality in Kubernetes. Both the Pod and Cluster auto-scaler can take custom metrics from Prometheus and use these to determine if they can scale out.