Contents tagged with Azure

  • Creating a Kubernetes cluster using Azure Container Serivce and Cloud Shell

    Azure Container Service(ACS) is a service offering from Microsoft in Azure which helps you to create, configure and manage a cluster of VM's for hosting your containerized applications. It has got support for orchestrators such as DC/OS, Docker Swarm, and Kubernetes. There are a lot of ways in which you can set up ACS in Azure like setting it up directly from the Portal itself or using Azure CLI from your local machine etc. But in this post, I will be using the Azure Cloud Shell to set up the service and the orchestrator will be Kubernetes.

    All the steps shown in this post is executed from the Azure Cloud Shell, it's an online terminal available in the Azure portal itself and can be invoked by clicking on the icon in the top right corner in the portal. Since  Azure CLI and Kuberbetes is installed in the shell by default we can straight away go and execute the commands used in the post

    Step 1

    Whatever resource we creates in Azure like Web Apps, Virtual Machines, IP Addresses, Virtual Machines, Blob storage etc needs to be associated with a resource group. A resource group acts as a container that holds all the resources used by the solution in Azure and it is recommended to keep all the resources that are related to your solution in a single resource group.

    Let's create a resource group first in Azure using the following command

    az group create --name aksgroup --location eastus

    This command will create a new group with name aksgroup in the data center located in East US region

    Categories: Docker

  • How to a create a private Docker registry in Azure

    The containerization technology has been around for some years, but it only came to the forefront when a company called Docker released their toolset which is also called Docker. Just like what shipping containers did to the logistics industry, docker revolutionized the way which we shipped software. Along with the tooling, they also created a public registry called Docker Hub to store the images created using the toolset. It's free and open to all, but in some case such as enterprises building their own proprietary software doesn't want to keep it in a public domain. So to avoid this Docker supports private registries also and it can reside in on-premises servers or in the cloud. In this post, I am going to show how can we create a private registry in Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform and then to use it for pushing and pulling images from it.

    Pre-Requisites

    1. An Azure Subscription
    2. Somewhat familiarity in Azure
    3. Beginner level knowledge in using Docker

    I have already written an article about creating an image and a container based on it using Docker, please feel free to refer it if want to get a quick refresher.

    Setup

    In this post, I will be using the Azure Cloud Shell which is available on the portal to run all the commands. If you are hearing it for the first time, please refer the official documentation here. It basically gives a browser-based shell experience and supports both Bash and PowerShell. You can also the portal or Azure CLI for the same.

    Categories: Docker

  • Windows Azure Camp at Trivandrum on 30th April


    • Cloud Computing and Azure Overview 
    • Azure Architecture
    • Azure Management Portal
    • Services and Tools Needed
    • Create and debug Azure Application
    • Deploy application in Azure
    • Lunch Break
    • Moving ASP.NET application to Azure
    • Moving SQL Express database to Azure
    • SQL Windows Azure App Fabric Cache