Docker Blog Series Part 6 – How to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services

Learn about the container orchestrator, Service Fabric, and how to use Service Fabric Reverse Proxy for container services in Monu’s latest post. Monu Bambroo is a Consultant on the Premier Developer team. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service…


Self-Hosting a Bot in Service Fabric with Katana

Read on to learn how to use the Katana-based OWIN stack within Service Fabric. In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Megan Meyer walks through how to host the Bot Builder SDK Echo Bot in Service Fabric. I recently participated in a small hackathon with some Microsoft ninjas where we were presented with the problem, How…


Docker Blog Series Part 5 – Understanding new container management features in Service Fabric

In the latest post in his Docker series, Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo talks about some of the new features in Service Fabric regarding container management. Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers. Service Fabric also addresses the significant challenges…

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Stand Alone Service Fabric Error=EndpointProviderPortRangeExhausted

Here’s a quick tip from Premier Developer consultant Tim Omta that will hopefully save some time for anyone facing this error in a stand alone Service Fabric cluster. I ran into an issue with a customer wherein they had set up an on-premise, or stand-alone, Service Fabric cluster. They had deployed several services to the…

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[Service Fabric] How to troubleshoot deployment errors in Service Fabric Windows cluster

Having issues deploying your service to your Service Fabric cluster?  Check out this post from Premier Developer consultant Julien Oudot on troubleshooting deployment issues in Service Fabric. The Service Fabric explorer is a great interface to control the cluster health and configuration. However, I recently worked with customers who did not find it obvious how…

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[Service Fabric] Auto-scaling your Service Fabric cluster–Part II

In the second post in his series on Auto-scaling a Service Fabric cluster, Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall highlights a new feature that allows you to tie auto-scaling to an Application Insights metric. In Part I of this article, I demonstrated how to set up auto-scaling on the Service Fabric clusters scale set based on…

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[Service Fabric] Auto-scaling your Service Fabric cluster–Part I

In this article from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall discusses building an ARM template that configures auto-scaling on a virtual machine scale set (VMSS). Like most people, whenever I need to build an ARM template to do something with Service Fabric, I’m browsing around Github or where ever else I can find the…

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[Service Fabric] Full/Incremental backup and restore sample

Premier Developer consultant Larry Wall created this sample application to demonstrate how to do full and incremental backups of your Service Fabric services to Azure blob storage. I recently worked with a client who said that they had had trouble implementing incremental backup and restore for their stateful services, so I was set to the…

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My experiment and observation on Service Fabric Communication Stacks

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Vishal Saroopchand who asks the question, “How do you decide what Communications Stack to use in your Service Fabric applications?” How do you decide what Communication Stack (Remoting, WCF, Custom Implementation) to use in your Service Fabric applications? Do you know how each communication stack performs?…


Docker Blog Series Part 3– Deploy IIS based applications to Service Fabric using Docker Containers

In the third post in his blog series on Docker, Premier Developer consultant Monu Bambroo illustrates how to deploy IIS based applications to Service Fabric using containers. One of  the value propositions of using containers with Service Fabric is that you can now deploy IIS based applications to the SF cluster. In this blog post,…

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