[Azure HPC] Intro to HPC and steps to setup CycleCloud in Azure

As part of Microsoft Internal MOOC course “Big Compute: Uncovering and Landing Hyperscale Solutions in Azure”, I was introduced to CycleCloud and learned how to setup CycleCloud in my Azure subscription. I would like to blog about some of my HPC learning + steps followed to setup one. What is HPC? High Performance computing(HPC) is…

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[AAD] How to create Service Principal through CLI

There are multiple ways to generate the Service Principal for Azure AD. Say, through portal, CLI or PowerShell. I always used Azure portal for this registration. But started liking CLI way of generating principal which is very simple and easy to register and generate the required keys and move on. Yes, many times you would…

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[Linux] How to login Azure Linux VM’s using SSH key pair

This post is for Linux newbies trying to figure out SSH way login to Azure Linux VM. I am following the steps explained here. Had seen many times our windows users struggle to get this right at first shot. Hope the below screenshots are clear to follow and achieve easy logon. Ps note, there are…

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[Azure PaaS] Why to consider Azure PaaS?

Happy new year ! As a Technical Evangelist, I work with bunch of ISV’s where I meet technical architects for engagements which includes Architectural design talk, review or POC’s assistance. To me, its easy to work with and explain Uber architects vs PowerPoint architects who resist PaaS services aggressively and often describe it’s a burden…

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[Linux] LFCS prep and easy way to remember commands

I’m into LFCS certification preparation for the past one year on and off. It is not an easy job for a beginner to digest the information spread across the topics ranging from basic commands to virtualization. I started as a Newbie to Linux, today having a considerable knowledge on Linux environment but still struggling to…

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[#ImagineCup] 2017 World Finalists Project tech visit

Today I had some little time in middle of vacation to check all 54 #ImagineCup finalist projects ideas and their technology stack to see a trend. It took me 3-4 hours to go through all of them but at the end I felt like someone valued 50+ startup ideas to present score for each of…

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[Azure Service Fabric] Five steps to achieve Event aggregation and collection using EventFlow in Service Fabric

Monitoring and diagnostic are critical part in application development for diagnosing issue at production or development time. It helps one to easily identify any application issue, h/w issue and performance data to guide scope for improvement. It has 3 part workflow starts with 1) Event Generation 2) Event Aggregation 3) Analysis. 1) Event Generation –>…

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[AzureKeyVault] Error when adding cert to VMSS

Recently I had this error after adding newly created KV secret having cert to VMSS using PS. First I did not get sense out of this, but on close look it turns to be a simpler one. Error:- Key Vault https://xxxx.vault.azure.net/secrets/certswaptest0001/defxxxxbc either has not been enabled for deployment or the vault id provided, /subscriptions/38e1xxx-xx-xx-a931-xxx/resourceGroups/certswaptestKeyVaultGroup/providers/Microsoft.KeyVault/vaults/certswaptestKeyVault, does…

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[Azure Service Fabric] How to launch Local cluster manager without Visual Studio

Recently I had this problem where my local cluster manager got disappeared from system tray without clue. I tried loading Visual studio and ran SF project to bring it back which is time consuming for a simple demo. Problem:- Is there a way to launch only the cluster manager without visual studio? Answer:- Yes, we…

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