Compute Emulator: Invalid access to memory location

Symptom When running a Windows Azure project in Microsoft Visual Studio, you may encounter the following Windows Azure Compute Emulator: Unexpected Failure dialog: Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visuals Studio prior to SDK 1.7 would display this error dialog: The seemingly random nature of this issue made reproducing thus troubleshooting exceptionally difficult. A retry loop…

Not able to upload Role after upgrading the SDK

I recently worked on an issue where the following error was being thrown while deploying the upgraded role to Windows Azure.  You just upgraded the SDK to 2.1 or 2.2 and you start getting the following error while deploying the role.   10/26/2013 7:01:33 AM – Connecting…10/26/2013 7:01:35 AM – Verifying storage account ‘myStorage’.10/26/2013 7:01:36…


Users frequently redirected to Login Page of a WebApp on Windows Azure IAAS VMs or PAAS Cloud Service Roles

Recently I was working with my colleague Lalitesh on a very interesting issue. An ASP.NET MVC3 web application is deployed on 4 Windows Azure IAAS (equally applicable to PAAS Cloud Service as well ) Virtual Machines say machineA, machineB, machineC and machined. All these are in connected through a load balancer set HTTP-80. The ASP.NET MVC3 web application…


WCF Worker Role Just Recycles on Windows Azure

I was recently working on a customer issue where the WCF Worker Role won’t come up. On the Windows Azure Management Portal all that can be seen is thatthe role keeps on recycling. The following message is perpetually displayed. “Recycling (Recovering role…System is initializing.[2012-12-26T10:56:45Z]” On the new HTML portal it will look something as below….


Unable to connect to Cache Service Endpoint due to port blockage

  When an on-premises client tries to connect to the new Cache Service (Preview) endpoint it might sometimes get below error   ErrorCode<ERRCA0017>:SubStatus<ES0006>:There is a temporary failure. Please retry later. (One or more specified cache servers are unavailable, which could be caused by busy network or servers. For on-premises cache clusters, also verify the following…


Storage Analytics Logging – How to Enable and Where to Find the logs.

Logging Overview Storage Analytics can log detailed information for authenticated requests and successful anonymous requests to a storage service. Logging is enabled and disabled at the service level, not the storage account level. For example, to enable logging for the Blob, Table, and Queue services, you must make a separate request to each service: one…