Azure Tip: List of supported VM Sizes in Azure Container Services (AKS)

Azure Tip: List of supported VM Sizes in Azure Container Services (AKS)

Here comes a short tip of the day post about AKS. A common ask from people in the community and end customers using the Azure Container Services is to know what VM-sizes are supported by AKS. Not all services and regions offer support for all sizes, and sometimes it's a bit tricky to get to know which Azure service has support for what size of VM's. Looking for this information myself, I came across some details in the GitHub repository for the Microsoft Azure Container Service Client, and found this enumeration that contains the supported VM sizes. Also, as per…

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Monitoring your Kubernetes cluster running on Azure Container Service (AKS) using Log Analytics

Monitoring your Kubernetes cluster running on Azure Container Service (AKS) using Log Analytics

One of the things I've noticed many times over the last year working with different orchestrators, distributed cloud platforms and container systems is that without proper monitoring and logging, you'll be in a world of pain when trouble hits you. A solution to this problem can come in many shapes and with the help of many tools and services. In this article I'm focusing on Microsoft Log Analytics which has support for monitoring Kubernetes (and other systems). AKS Kubernetes monitoring: Pre-requisites for this post A short list of things you'll need before you get started: An Azure Container Service (AKS)…

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Azure Container Services (AKS) - Upgrading your Kubernetes cluster

Azure Container Services (AKS) - Upgrading your Kubernetes cluster

Updated 2018-03-23: With the latest version of the CLI the get-versions command has been replaced with get-upgrades in regards to seeing what upgrades are available. Thanks to my buddy Thorsten for the heads up. The details below has been updated to accomodate these changes. While working a lot with AKS and Kubernetes the last couple of months, I've found it to be a pretty slick experience using the CLI even if it still has some room for improvement. The question of how to upgrade Kubernetes running in an Azure AKS cluster came up a few times both offline and online,…

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Azure Container Services (AKS) - Getting Started with AKS and a private Azure Container Registry

Azure Container Services (AKS) - Getting Started with AKS and a private Azure Container Registry

This article will talk a little bit about how to get started with the new Azure Container Services (AKS). In recent months I've put quite some efforts into AKS and put it through the ring of fire and rigorous tests. So far, so good. With my R&D I've found some gotchas and had to figure quite some things out, but in the end the setup and configuration is pretty straight forward - and the preview of AKS has significantly improved since I started using it. In this post I will cover: Ramp up with pre-requisites (Azure CLI, AKS…

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