Logical Volume Manager(LVM) with RedHat RHEL VMs in Azure and custom partitioning

Most on-premise deployments of Linux (eg RHEL VMs) are done with custom partitioning. Hitherto this was a little bit difficult to achieve, as these Linux VM images in Azure did not have support for LVM. Fret no more. Now there are images for RHEL and as well as CentOS, that have LVM suppport which you…


Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD)

The following is a collection of recent capabilities announced by Microsoft in the area of CI/CD. Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery   Deploy your app to Linux VMs by using Jenkins and Team Services Approvals and gates overview Approvals Build definition source repositories Define a continuous integration (CI) build process for your GitHub repo Define…


Different ways of slicing and dicing OMS Log Data in Azure – VM Creation

Azure is in deed and in fact like an ocean with various entities within it pumping out enormous amounts of logging, event information. This is also what makes it somewhat overwhelming as to where to look for under the hood as to what happened. [Please click on pic to get a clearer version] The below is…


ARM Template – combining Application Gateway and enabling diagnostic logging into OMS

Introduction Often times you are looking to go beyond the basic ARM template and as a Security/Infrastructure admin for the CORP’s Azure deployment, your objective is to make sure Applications being deployed are following best practices some of which are:- (a) Applications should be behind an Application Gateway (AppGW) combined/protected by a Web Application Firewall(WAF)….


MAS – Azure Stack Infrastructure Roles

Continuing on the Microsoft Azure Stack (MAS) series, in this topic I am exploring some of the Infrastructure roles. This is off a TP3 Refresh deployment of MAS. Note Everything is with respect to a point in time. The point in time reference to this is TP3 Refresh timeline, though there may be changes later….


List of applications that Azure Stack registers in the AAD Tenant

When deploying Azure Stack in a connected POC environment, Azure Stack registers a set of applications in the AAD tenant. You can see this from the Azure Active Directory blade in your Azure subscription. This is interesting because it shows some of the major entry points into Azure Stack need to be securely verified. So…


Experiencing Azure Stack in Public Azure – by using Azure Stack policy module to an Azure Subscription or a Resource Group

Introduction: It is possible to have an experience akin to Azure Stack right in public Azure. As you might already know all of the features available in public Azure are not going to be available immediately in Azure Stack. Also not everyone can set up an Azure Stack POC node due to the hardware requirements…


TFS over the years and upgrade cycle

It is heartening to note that MS DevDiv takes care of TFS customers so well. Today (1/23/2017) Brian Harry announced the TFS 2017 U1 RC. In it he posted a pic of the great extent to which the Product Group goes to bring customers forward. Customers on 2005 version of TFS – yes – that’s…