My azure scripts on github

  Hi! I’ve decided to put my azure scripts on Github, that keeps them in one place and I can update whenever I find bugs. https://github.com/holgerkenn/azurescripts  I have more scripts in the queue, but I first need to remove credentials, hostnames etc. before I put them on github. Hope it helps, H.

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Linux and Azure Files: you might need some help here…

  Hi! tl;dr: To mount Azure Files from linux, you need cifs support in the kernel, the right mount helper and versions recent enough to supports the SMB2 protocol version. I just got a ping from a customer who had trouble mounting an Azure Files filesystem from Linux. According to the Azure team blog, this…

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Attacks from Mars! Azure ILB and Linux

Hi! tl;dr: Azure ILB and Linux IP spoofing protection prevent a connection from a machine to itself via the ILB. A few days ago, I talked to a customer who had quite some trouble using the Azure Internal Load Balancer with his Linux VMs. From his tests, he concluded that ILB “is broken”, “is buggy”…

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Running a MySQL Galera cluster on Microsoft Azure

  A few weeks ago, I was looking into running a MySQL Galera Cluster for a customer with a large Linux IAAS deployment on Azure. Why that? There’s ClearDB, a Microsoft Partner that offers MySQL on Azure as SaaS (Software as a service), so you can go to https://www.cleardb.com/store/azure and pick your size. Or, if…

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Azure from the Linux command line (part 2)

Hi! About a month ago, I wrote the first blog post of this series where I have shown how to set up the xplat-CLI (Cross Platform CLI) on Linux and I described how to create IAAS VMs on Azure. But the approach described had one important drawback: It creates the VMs with a default user and password,…

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Azure from the Linux command line (part 1)

Hi! Since i’ve been gowing up IT-wise with a unix command shell, I tend to do a lot of things with it. Also managing my Azure deployments since there’s the great Azure command line interface or cross platform (“xplat”) CLI. (If you’re interested in the details, this is all open source, released under an Apache license, and…

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Setting up a Linux FTP server on Windows Azure

Hi! This post is about hosting FTP in a Linux VM on Windows Azure. And here’s a Spoiler Alert: The catch is that you may need to set the TCP keepalive timeout in the Linux Kernel to support very long FTP transfer times through the Azure load balancer. But I’ll get to that. A few weeks ago,…

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Hello, World!

~# apt-get install hello ~# hello -n ╔═=═════════════╗║ Hello, World! ║╚══=════════════╝ About two months ago, I switched jobs. In my last job, I worked as an applied researcher and software development engineer at ATL Europe, an applied Microsoft lab that is part of Microsoft Research. So here I am, working for Developer and Platform evangelism…

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