Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire
Florent Appointaire is Microsoft Engineer with 5 years of experience, specialized in Cloud Technologies (Public/Hybrid/Private). He is a freelance consultant in Belgium from the beginning of 2017. He is MVP Cloud and Datacentre Management. He is MCSE Private Cloud and Hyper-V certified. His favorite products are SCVMM, SCOM, Windows Azure pack/Azure Stack and Microsoft Azure.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 8, 2021
Migrate your applications to AKS with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate has recently seen an update to its features. It can now help you move your ASP.NET and Java applications to an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) container. Usually, such apps would be hosted on Tomcat/IIS. It would be quite a chore to move them to Kubernetes. However, said new capability makes the process much more streamlined.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 30, 2021
Migrate from one region to another with Azure Resource Mover

Azure Resource Mover is a feature that helps to move your Azure resources from one Azure region to another with ease. The feature also notifies you about relevant dependencies to help prepare your target and source region for proper functionality after moving. This removes the need to exercise the procedure using various windows and services. Everything is done in one place.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 16, 2021
Azure Automanage for your virtual machines

Operating VMs can be overwhelming when you’re overseeing an enterprise-class IT environment. Azure Automanage is a new feature that applies Azure best practices configurations to a VM based on its services. Once the VM is onboard, the feature applies the most appropriate configs to it, monitors it for drift, and auto-corrects it in case of deviation.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on March 9, 2021
Discover Kubernetes Resource View

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) recently introduced the ability to view the state of your AKS resources from a GUI. Azure Portal now enables you to view in-depth details of your workloads in real-time. You can view the workload of your deployments, pods, and replica sets, and various other capabilities without digging in the cmdline.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 23, 2021
Certificate rotation for your AKS cluster to improve the security

The issue with, for example, employees leaving your company is that they can take the Kube file with them. With that file, they can access your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). One way to avoid that is to remove the opportunity of access entirely by renewing certificate authority for the designated AKS cluster.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 16, 2021
Improve Your Pods Communication with Network Policies on AKS

Normally, the pods within your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) communicate freely. Such a situation can compromise your security if met with a certain threat. To avoid that, you can use Azure or Calico Network Policies to restrict communication and allow only a set configuration for communication between your pods to avoid unnecessary cyber threats.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on January 12, 2021
Keep your AKS updated with KureD

One vital element of cybersecurity is keeping all your IT resources up-to-date. In your Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), for instance, Microsoft patches your nodes at night. Sometimes, you may not even know it. Sometimes, for the patch to activate, you need to reboot the node. But checking everything manually each time a patch comes out is a hassle.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 29, 2020
Cleaning Your Azure Subscription Policies

For a number of reasons, you may want to wipe your Azure subscription clean of all the policies you have. Whether it’s because you’re testing and demo-ing something often, or because the subscription is too old and your working algorithms need resetting. Although it sounds like a hassle, you only need to enter two commands.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 20, 2020
Receive AKS and Azure updates on your mailbox

It’s time-consuming and, frankly, annoying to browse through various news feeds to be fully hands-on on all the changes and releases. Microsoft knows it, too, so it integrated a feature into Logic Apps Designer that informs you of the updates to where you need them. Choose a period, RSS feed items, mailbox, teams, or twitter, and you’re all set!

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 8, 2020
Manual Failover of Azure Storage Account

For whatever reason, you may want to switch your storage account from your primary region to the secondary one. In Azure Geo-Redundant Storage (GRS), there’s a feature that allows you to perform that action manually. There’s nothing overly complicated to it. The manual failover will take just a few minutes to conclude.

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