Posted by Mikhail Rodionov on April 30, 2021
Introduction to AWS certifications: practitioner, associate and beyond

AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certification is becoming close to mandatory based on the modern high market demand for cloud and DevOps. However, the rules and levels may be somewhat confusing. There are several paths available within the program, each one training in a specific element. Therefore, guidance from an alum will be of great help.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on April 27, 2021
Prioritize your high critical applications in AKS

You may be needing to make a certificate authority rotation or experiencing a crash. In Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), all pods are assigned the same priority, except the default pods that are created along with AKS. This means all pods will restart randomly. By assigning priority, you can secure that all systems function properly after reboot.

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Posted by Romain Serre on April 15, 2021
How to change the disk size & performance for an Azure virtual machine

Microsoft Azure offers its services on a pay-as-you-go basis. This means that your expenditure depends on the cloud resources used. You’ll want to keep them as close to an application’s needs as possible. Otherwise, you’ll either experience slowdown or unreasonable costs. Thankfully, you can alter your VM disk size and performance on the fly.

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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 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 Nicolas Prigent on January 5, 2021
How to Use Azure REST API with PowerShell

Getting comprehensive information on each and every virtual machine (VM) is a pain. To make things easier, Microsoft introduced Azure Resource Graph. You can now use a simple PowerShell script and receive contextual VM data at scale across your given set of subscriptions. No need to surf through every single one separately anymore.

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