[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…


How to RDP into Azure Linux machine using Xrdp

I ran into this issue after creating Azure Linux VM and attempting to configure RDP for the first time. At Linux side, I have installed Xrdp and configured for RDP access. But when I try to RDP from my windows machine then it failed. I spent few hours troubleshooting this issue without clue but later…

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.NET today, tomorrow and future..

This blog post was drafted few weeks ago but stuck in the same state because I was not sure what to add or write on top of what we learned from our recent dotnetConf2016.  Any how today I decided to wrap this so that it will be useful for readers. This post is mainly written…

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What are Microservices for developers – Part 1

Today’s post is after reading the below book on Microservices and various Service fabric article readings and research. I am planning to break it down into series of blog post explaining Service Fabric and things to learn for developers or architects in coming days hopefully, wish me good luck ;).. Comments welcome. What is this Microservices and why there is…

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How to collect Azure Cloud Service(VM) Logs using Powershell

Issue:  How to collect the “Azure Cloud Services instances(VM) logs” when we are unable to RDP or connection failed for some reason. Infact, we can try when RDP not configured etc. Just in case, If we see RDP working, then we can use this tool in VM directly after logging in- http://dsazure.blob.core.windows.net/azuretools/AzureTools.exe The below solution…

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10 cool things about .NET Core & ASP.NET 5

Yes, you are reading right – Now .NET is truly cross-platform, open-source technology and as many said, it’s no more grandpa’s .NET Let us start with CLR, CORE and other dependencies one by one. As of now, there are 3 flavors of CLR available – 1) .NET Framework CLR 2) Mono CLR 3) .NET CoreCLR…


All about Azure Service Bus -messaging services

Recently I had a chance to read about various Azure Application Services(Messaging) like Azure Queues, Azure Service Bus – Queues, Topics, Relay, Event Hub and Notification hubs. I was curious to know “what is all this” from an Architect’s perspective. As a dev, one can start quickly with samples from official documentation. But I was…


How to automate your Azure Infra tasks using Azure Automation?

We always wanted to shut down our VM’s when not in use so that we can save our subscription bill amount. But many times, we forget to stop it resulting $0 credit 🙁 like me below.         This not only affects our ongoing cloud developments but affects our important hosted apps in…