✂️ Cut Image Pull Times with AKS Artifact Streaming
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by nillsf
4M ago
When a pod in Kubernetes needs to start, the images for the containers in that pod need to be downloaded to the node first. Depending on image sizes, this can take up to a few minutes if you have large container images which might impact your user’s experience. With the new (currently in preview) feature ..read more
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How to configure LangChain to use Azure OpenAI in Python
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by nillsf
10M ago
I spent some time last week running sample apps using LangChain to interact with Azure OpenAI. Most (if not all) of the examples connect to OpenAI natively, and not to Azure OpenAI. It took a little bit of tinkering on my end to get LangChain to connect to Azure OpenAI; so, I decided to write ..read more
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Creating Kubernetes clusters on Azure using cluster API
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by nillsf
2y ago
Last week, I wrote a post about how to create a Kubernetes cluster on Azure using kubeadm. It wasn’t as hard as Kubernetes the hard way, but it took some time to get everything setup and get all the infrastructure spun up. The goal of this post is to show an easier path to get ..read more
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Setting up Kubernetes on Azure using kubeadm
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by nillsf
2y ago
I’m studying to renew my CKA certification. Part of the CKA certification learning goals is setting up and managing a cluster with kubeadm. The goal of this post is to share how to setup a cluster with kubeadm using VMs running on Azure. The steps that are required here are: Setup Azure infrastructure Setup first ..read more
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Using public IPs from a public IP prefix in Azure Kubernetes Service
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by nillsf
2y ago
When creating a service of type LoadBalancer in AKS, AKS will by default use a random public IP address and configure that on the AKS load balancer. You can however use a static self-managed public IP address as well. Don’t confuse this with using a public ip prefix for the outbound rule for AKS though ..read more
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Automatically turning on diagnostic settings using Azure Policy
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by nillsf
3y ago
Earlier today, Camila Martins joined the latest episode Unsung Heroes of the Cloud. She did an amazing job explaining how to manage Azure diagnostics settings at scale: She did such a great job explaining things, that I actually want to try out what she showed. The goal of this blog post is to explore how ..read more
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GitHub SSO using password-protected SSH keys
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by nillsf
3y ago
There are two ways to pull/push from/to GitHub, when connecting from a remote system: either you use HTTPS or you use SSH. When connecting to a GitHub organization, the organization might have special requirements for the connection. For example, if I want to push updates to the github.com/azure organization, I need to use a password-protected ..read more
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Development containers in Visual Studio code are awesome
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by nillsf
3y ago
As part of my job, I work with multiple languages and multiple tools on a daily basis. Keeping environments up to date and having all the right tools installed can sometimes become a bit of a burden. I recently started using development containers in Visual Studio Code (VS Code) to help manage this burden. Development ..read more
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Block public load balancers on Azure Kubernetes Service using Azure policy
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by nillsf
3y ago
In this post, I’ll explain to you how you can use Azure Policy to restrict the creation of load balancers with a public IP in AKS using Azure policy. Azure policy is a way to ensure your Azure deployments follow your standards. Policies are a set of restrictive rules, that control what can be deployed ..read more
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How to install PowerShell modules in a Visual Studio Code devcontainer
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by nillsf
3y ago
I’m doing a fair bit of work lately in VS Code devcontainers. They are an amazing way to create consistent development environments without having to install tools locally. I ran into an issue building PowerShell Docker images with modules installed (I specifically needed to install Az PowerShell, the Az ResourceGraph PowerShell module and Pester). Simple ..read more
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