Container Tooling for Service Fabric now available in Visual Studio 2017

The latest version of the Service Fabric tools, which is part of Visual Studio 2017 Update 7 (15.7), includes the new container tooling for Service Fabric feature. This new feature makes debugging and deploying existing applications, in containers, on Service Fabric easier than ever before. Containerize .NET Framework and .NET Core applications and run them…


Service Fabric with OMS Log Analytics

Introduction We wanted to give you a quick intro to how you can use Log Analytics to monitor your Service Fabric cluster with the updated Service Fabric Analytics solution in OMS Log Analytics for Windows clusters that rolled out at the end of last month.   The solution for Service Fabric has been enhanced to combine…


6.2 Release Update

Thank you all for your patience as we worked through the issues with the 6.2 release. The following versions are now available: Windows clusters in Azure – Version 6.2.274 Ubuntu clusters in Azure – Version 6.2.191 Service Fabric for Windows Server (Standalone) – Version 6.2.274 Microsoft Azure Service Fabric SDK for Windows – Version 3.1.274 Most…


Service Fabric Community Q&A 24th Edition

We will be holding our 24th monthly community Q&A call Thursday, May 17 at 10 AM Pacific Time. In addition, we will also be holding the call at 430 PM Pacific Time this Thursday, May 17 to accommodate folks in other time zones. As always, there is no need to RSVP. Just navigate to http://aka.ms/sfcommunityqa at 10…


Service Fabric at Build 2018

Come by the Service Fabric booth (Cloud Platform Booth 7), at Build this week, to pick up swag, ask questions, and check out cool demos! This year’s Build features some big updates for Service Fabric, so make sure to attend the Service Fabric breakout session on Monday at 2:45pm (see below for more details). Here’s…


Secure Jenkins for Service Fabric with Azure Credentials

Hello folks! In conjunction with the 6.2 Service Fabric release, we updated the Azure Jenkins plugin for Service Fabric to work with the existing Azure Credentials plugin. The Service Fabric Jenkins plugin can now use Azure credentials (Azure Service Principal or MSI) added to the Jenkins credential store for authenticating your Service Fabric cluster. Furthermore, we…


Securing Service Fabric Cluster with Certificate Common Names

Managing secrets in Service Fabric is now much easier with the ability to manage them using common names. Gone are the days of the repetitive dreadful thumbprint updating! To dive right in – head over to our Create new cluster using certificate common name, Change cluster from certificate thumbprint to common name, Manually rollover a…


Second update on the Service Fabric 6.2 release

Update on 6.2 status Due to the nature of the bugs we have found in 6.2, we have chosen to take down the binaries from our download center as the current 6.2 release does not meet our quality bar. Links to the 6.2 release will point to the latest 6.1 release. The current direct download…


Monitoring Service Fabric clusters with Dynatrace

When it comes to monitoring you cluster(s) today, there are several different paths you can take. Your set up needs to include monitoring your cluster, applications, and your infrastructure. This can be achieved by using a combination of platforms like Application Insights, OMS Log Analytics, the ELK stack, and others. In addition to these options,…


Update on the Service Fabric 6.2 Release Roll-out

Last week we announced the release of Service Fabric 6.2 and started cluster upgrades in Azure together with making SDKs and standalone available for download. During the upgrade roll-out, a bug caused clusters health monitoring to trigger an automatic rollback of the upgrade; resulting in zero downtime for our users. This has caused the roll-out…