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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