Linux Azure VM Scale Sets with shared storage using Lustre

Update from November 21, 2018: Information below is dated. Please review a more recent article from Azure CAT team describing Parallel File Systems for HPC Storage on Azure and download PDF of the whitepaper. Azure Virtual Machine Scale Set is a compute resource you can use to deploy and manage an elastic collection of identical…


Reporting as finished with the option to mark the order as ended

This blog post describes a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in article 3124753. When reporting a batch order or a production order as finished with End job, the order state will be updated to Reported as finished. This state indicates that no more finished goods are going to be…


Add an SSL certificate to an Azure Web App (CRT and P7B)

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-12-add-an-ssl-certificate-to-an-azure-web-app-crt-and-p7b.html I was following these instructions here using CERTREQ to create my certificate request, and everything worked fine up to step 6.  In step 6 is states that I should have a CER file.  I wrote some articles about creating a certificate here and here, where there…


Mapping a wildcard domain name to an Azure App Services Web App (Website)

This article has been moved to its new location here: https://benperk.github.io/waws/2015/2015-12-mapping-a-wildcard-domain-name-to-an-azure-app-services-web-app-website.html The process for mapping a wildcard domain, for example *.contoso.com to a Web App can be achieved by performing the following: Adding a CNAME at your domain hosting provider Adding the custom domain within the Azure portal Adding wildcard domain names to multiple Web Apps…


Why is my ASP.NET application recycling, restarting

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-12-why-is-my-asp-net-application-recycling.html When you are experiencing slowness with your ASP.NET application, one place to check is if the application is being recycled.  If the application is being recycled over and over again, then sessions and application settings are lost and it has a pretty big impact on…


Make a self-signed SHA256 SSL certificate

This article has been moved to its new home here:  https://benperk.github.io/msdn/2015/2015-12-make-a-self-signed-sha256-ssl-certificate.html I wrote an article about making an SSL certificate using MAKECERT here, but that example used the default SHA1 signature hash algorithm which is deprecating.  Therefore, instead of the command shown in Figure 6 on the referenced article, I recommend using this command, that includes…