[Azure Functions] Intro to Serverless applications in Azure

“Serverless computing(SC)” is a most cited buzzword in cloud computing after AI/ML, microservices, IoT, AR/VR/MR etc. Almost all the tech conferences has at least one session around this topic in their slot. Serverless computing is there for sometime now but recently getting adapted and used in conjunction with various cloud born solutions because of its easiness….

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[AzureKeyVault] How to retrieve Keyvault secrets using C# code

Azure Key Vault needs no introduction, it’s already adapted by Azure developers to safeguard keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. – it used to encrypt keys and secrets (such as authentication keys, storage account keys, data encryption keys, .PFX files, and passwords) by using keys that are protected by hardware security modules…

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[Service Fabric] How to Secure a standalone cluster (On Prem)

This blog post is based on this article –https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-cluster-creation-for-windows-server; I ran into issue, so would like to break into step by step for easier reference along with precautions. Step 1 and 2 objective is same. All we need here is, just make sure to have NETWORK SERVICE added and have permission set. 1) Install the…

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Add-AzureAccount issue: Your Azure credentials have not been set up or have expired

For some reason, I started experiencing this issue. Tried clearing the local cache, temp folders or cookies etc but none helped. So grabbed fiddler log to see what is going wrong. Noticed it was having the very old session token (3-4 months older) getting served for some reason and no clue where it lies also….

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[Azure Batch] Server failed to authenticate the request

Today happen to work on this problem, where developer running unit test code creating Azure Batch Jobs in row and check the status in a tight loop getting forbidden error. Interestingly, it worked for him for the first couple of calls “job” creation but fails continuously after that in row. Grabbed the the fiddler log…

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[Service Fabric] SF node fails to read DNS conf and fix

Recently SF developer reported this problem where his Azure Service Fabric > ImageStoreService(ISS) displayed a warning message due to one his secondary node down. This node was “down” all sudden without any change to his cluster/application. From the SF Explorer portal, we do noticed a brief warning message saying due to some unhealthy event, this…

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How to specify VNet details when creating New-AzureBatchPool compute nodes

Recently I had an ask from a developer to check Azure Powershell Command let> New-AzureBatchPool script execution issue. He wanted to specify the VNet details as a parameter to this command so that the batch pool nodes would created with this detail. Unfortunately, we did not have any sample to refer or validate parameter. We…

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How to suppress the warning message from an older API in Eclipse

While I was working for a repro, I struck with this issue for an hour scratching many things but searching links after link, finally got to know that we can actually suppress this warning instead fixing our references/packages.

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Quick tip on Service Fabric Remoting service development

Azure Service Fabric needs no introduction. It is our next gen PaaS offering or also called PaaS v2. It’s been used internally for many years, tested and released as SDK for consumption. Some of the well known offerings like Az Sql, Az DocDB, Skype etc runs on Service Fabric. We already see developer community consuming…

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How to list all available VM sizes in a region using .NET (ARM endpoint)

Today, I had a query from a developer asking how to silent authenticate and fetch the list of available VM’s sizes from a particular region using .NET code. They wanted to fetch this detail from their worker role more precisely. They wanted to call the URI as in this article silent authenticated https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/mt269440.aspx Method Request URI…

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