Azure GAHP Server for HTCondor

Authored by Rangarajan Srirangam (AzureCAT) and Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Jamie Frey (University of Wisconsin), Brij Jashal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Sciences), Tony Wu (AzureCAT), Xavier Pillons (AzureCAT) and Suren Machiraju (AzureCAT). Edited by Anna Forse and RoAnn Corbisier.   Overview The University of Wisconsin and the Microsoft Azure CAT team have collaborated to develop an…

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Deploy a collectd agent in a Kubernetes cluster on Azure

Authored by Stas Kondratiev. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Ben Hummerstone. To gather metrics about your Kubernetes cluster in Azure, you can collect telemetry from the nodes and store it in Graphite, InfluxDb, or another time-series database. This article describes how to use collectd, a popular daemon that collects system and application metrics and…

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Run Star-CCM+ in an Azure HPC Cluster

Authored by Taylor Newill. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Steve Roach, Ben Hummerstone, and Xavier Pillons. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download With this template, you can quickly set up and benchmark a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in the Microsoft Azure environment as a proof of concept for…


Cloud SOLID Part I: Cloud Architecture and the Single Responsibility Principle

Authored by Casey Watson. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Rick Rainey and Kirk Evans. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download What is SOLID? First introduced in 2003 by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, SOLID principles are a set of prescriptive guidelines that, when followed, can help developers write code…


Using Azure Management APIs to Get Data About Your Deployed Resources

Authored by Abhisek Banerjee, Rangarajan Srirangam, Mandar Inamdar, and Rakesh Patil. Edited by Nanette Ray, Tycen Hopkins, and Mark Simms. Reviewed by Mark Simms, Manbeen Kohli, and Mike Wasson. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download Overview This article and the accompanying sample files show you how to collect…

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Azure Monitoring and Analytics at Scale

Authored by Michael Thomassy and Tycen Hopkins. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Jeff Fattic. Download the Whitepaper version Monitoring health and usage information is a critical maintenance task for any site or application. Azure provides several tools to help you track and interpret events generated by your solutions, but as traffic and workload scales…


Using a custom Service Fabric configuration provider with ASP.NET Core

Authored by Mike Wasson (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Vaclav Turecek. Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. This sample shows how to expose Service Fabric configuration settings to ASP.NET Core, using the ASP.NET Core configuration API. You can find the sample files on GitHub at ServiceFabric-AspNetCore-Sample. ASP.NET Core uses configuration providers to load application settings at runtime. This sample implements a custom…

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Implementing GlusterFS on Azure (HPC Scalable Parallel File System)

Authored by Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. A whitepaper of this content is available on Azure.com: Implement GlusterFS on Azure Introduction Recently, AzureCAT worked with a customer to set up GlusterFS, a free, scalable, open source distributed file system that works great for applications hosted on Microsoft Azure. Like our…

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Parallel File Systems for HPC Storage on Azure

UPDATE: We now have a comprehensive eBook with even more information and resources on this topic! Click here to learn about our “Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure” eBook!   Authored by Tony Wu (AzureCAT) and Tycen Hopkins. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Larry Brader, Xavier Pillons, Ed Price, Alan Stephenson, Elizabeth Kim,…

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