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 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 Vladan Seget on February 25, 2021
VMware vSphere and basic storage concepts in K8s, vSAN and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols)

Good understanding of storage is vital to every IT admin, freshman or not. vSphere continues to innovate how it uses storage, so it’s better to brush up on existing ways before getting into novelties. So before checking out vSphere 7 and Tanzu with their Paravirtual Container Storage Interface (pvCSI), let’s repeat the core material.

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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 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 September 24, 2020
Remove a Kubernetes namespace blocked with Terminating status

Let’s talk about an issue of having your Kubernetes namespace blocked with terminating status. The problem may arise during an attempt to remove a namespace in Kubernetes. To terminate a namespace properly and avoid this scenario, a certain command in a more updated version of kubectl should be used.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 16, 2020
Make your AKS web app highly available

Now that we’ve discussed how to use Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and protect its related websites using Application Gateway and Let’s Encrypt, it’s time to perform! You obviously want to ensure that users are having the best experience with your AKS applications, which means that securing high availability whatever their geographic location is key.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 2, 2020
Use an Application Gateway as Ingress and protect your AKS websites with a WAF

The previous article talked about using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to orchestrate containers for your applications. But to use your fresh-out-the-oven apps effectively, you mustn’t forget about tight cybersecurity. Azure Application Gateway is one such service that can help you protect the websites you use for application operation.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on February 20, 2020
AKS, where to start?

Using containers to host software processes or applications is starting to become more of a thing. They have the necessary binary code, executables, configuration files, and libraries but without the OS images. They’re lightweight, portable, have a more consistent operation. One has to start somewhere, and AZK is a great container orchestrator to help you with that.

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Posted by Alex Samoylenko on January 9, 2020
Tanzu Mission Control: VMware’s Vision for Unified Environments for Containers and VMs

Just as VMware’s Project Pacific implies, the plans for the further submergence into the world of containerized applications for vSphere clusters intends to deepen. VMware Tanzu Mission Control is to allow admins to manage Kubernetes clusters regardless of their residential environment. The tool is rumored to become the single base of all K8s cluster operations.

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