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For questions about Microsoft Azure, which is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

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How can I experiment with Cloud (Azure, AWS, Google, etc) without going broke?

Cloud technologies are very hot right now, but they can be expensive. What are the best strategies for learning/trying cloud services without racking up a huge bill?
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On Azure, how do I run a short-lived Docker container on a schedule?

I have a fairly simple Unix shell script packaged up in an Alpine Linux Docker container hosted on an Azure container registry. A VM runs this script with cron: docker login <snip> docker pull ...
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Separate SQL Server or just separate SQL Database for test and production?

I'm new to SQL Server, so this may be more of a SQL Server management question. I'm creating test and production databases for a service, and I imagine I'll be wiping the test database quite a lot. ...
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Memory being abruptly freed up every day at about the same time

I have a few VMs on Windows Azure that run our ecommerce website, and lately we started using Telegraf, InfluxDb and Grafana to keep an eye on these machines. After a couple weeks of gathering data, I ...
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Azure - Connection String in Key Vault vs Application Settings

For Azure Functions and WebJobs, is there any benefit to putting connection strings as Secrets in Key Vault instead of putting them directly in Application Settings (and referencing them using ...
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Is Azure's confidential computing essentially encrypted RAM?

I'm trying to wrap my head around the Azure confidential computing offering. It appears that that AWS does not offer encryption at the application level (see diagram for what I mean by this:) My ...
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Is this an appropriate architecture, or can improvements be made?

Due to a combination of business/enterprise requirements and our architect's preferences we have arrived at a particular architecture that seems a bit off to me, but I have very limited architectural ...
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In the HashiCorp stack, where's the appropriate place to add users?

I'm in the process of building some custom Linux images using HashiCorp's Packer, which will later be deployed to Azure using HashiCorp's Terraform. The VMs created from these images will need to have ...
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How to use tags in Amazon Web Services and Azure

I am currently building a solution on Azure (though the question should relate to AWS equally) and I am using a UniqueId tag to locate and use objects. For instance, we have a storage account that ...
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Azure Equivalent for CodeDeploy

Right now, using AWS services we have a CI and deployment pattern that works well for us. For every commit pushed to github, Travis-CI builds the project and runs tests, if tests pass, Travis uses ...
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Azure Devops, multiple on-prem environments, variables per environment

I've configured first deployment pipeline to an on-prem DEV environment. The project consists of 3 identical environments, DEV, UAT and PROD While their setup is exactly alike, their config (database ...
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What is a suitable strategy for provisioning Chef Server through code?

Background I am tasked with setting up a Chef server on our Azure Cloud for a new DevOps automation project. We are using the Resource Manager model for Azure, in case it's relevant. We will likely ...
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Deployment custom App in Microsoft Teams

I am developing a chatbot azure service, which I want to integrate within Microsoft Teams. So far everything is working but the "re-install" of the package in the Microsoft Teams. I created a publish ...
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How to prevent Azure Traffic Manager from routing over high latency connections in a fail-over scenario?

We have a service hosted in four regions, two in North America and two in Europe. We are using Azure Traffic Manager to provide: Performance-based routing - that is routing consumers to the service ...
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AWS or Azure with usage auto shutdown occasional usage

I'm looking for recommendations on which cloud service provider we should be looking at. The situation: I'm part of a small team looking to leverage more powerful analytics. Most of our day to day ...
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Where do you start with hosting the infrastructure for your infrastructure?

So I'm trying to get started with the HashiCorp stack, but the question I keep asking myself, when looking at any of this DevOps infrastructure stuff, is what infrastructure should you be using to ...
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Is it possible to keep all the DSC configurations in Version Control and make Azure Automation fetch it from there automatically?

The Azure Automation DSC seems to know to integrate with GitHub, but it seems to expect only runbooks there. At least, this is what I understand from the following UI screen: I have just started to ...
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What is happening in an Azure Devops build and release?

I'm finding the Azure devops documentation pretty poor - or maybe I'm just not familiar enough with it for it to make any kind of sense to me. Having said that, I've managed to create a build pipeline ...
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Need a folder, always updated with the latest code from Git

I wonder if anyone knows of a tool or method that I can use to accomplish my goal of having a folder that always contains a copy of the latest code from my Git repository. I need it to work ...
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Azure DevOps service connection: lifetime of service principal

I have a hard time understanding the lifetime of the service principal created in Azure AD when creating the service connection between Azure DevOps and Azure. I do it like this: I pick the Azure ...
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availability calculation of a azure service fabric stateful application

I have looked at the question and answer in How do you calculate the compound Service Level Agreement (SLA) for cloud services? I have a service fabric application which has a stateful service which ...
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docker compose & azure key vault - passing secrets to a container on startup

I am using docker-compose to create 5 containers that run my application. Two containers need credentials retrieve from Azure Key Vault (web.config passwords to access 3rd party service). As I am ...
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Does local cache solve the problem with locked files when deploying to Azure App Service?

During the deployments, occasionally I experienced issue with files being in use by App Service and thus not overwritten with newer versions. There are multiple recommendations to overcome this ...
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How to buy more Azure DevOps pipelines build minutes?

As mentioned on the Azure DevOps official pricing page, the plan provides 1 Free Microsoft-hosted CD/CI parallel job with up to 1800 minutes per month and 1 Free Self-hosted CD/CI parallel job with ...
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Provide customers with access to Azure Container Registry

I'm using Azure Container Registry for private Docker images. I want to let around 500 customers pull images and use the Docker V2 HTTP API to read metadata. Service Principals are one way to go ...
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Azure virtual machine stalls in R due to parallel package

I am writing an R package with tests using the testthat package. The tests pass locally and on Travis. I want to plot the benefit of parallelisation on up to 24 cores, so I set up a virtual machine ...
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What is the best Windows Infrastructure to run Adobe After Effects like AWS Lambda?

I have an app where we allow users to create videos by choosing an AE template and modifying the text, images, etc. We run AE on a windows server which renders the final video. For other scenarios ...
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Is Azure WebDeploy safe for production Web Apps?

We use Azure Web Apps in production. We deploy using WebDeploy either by right-clicking the project in Visual Studio and choosing "Publish..." or via CI in AppVeyor, which is WebDeploy ready. My ...
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Keeping Pods Balanced Across Nodes in AKS [closed]

We had a fun issue yesterday and today where after a restart of some nodes, we ended up with more or less every pod on one server. After some research, it seems like most of the solutions for this ...
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Kubernetes on Azure, how do I reuse an existing disk in a new PersistentVolume? [closed]

I currently have a managed Azure disk created from a Azure disk snapshot of a Kubernetes Persistent Volume that no longer exists. I would like to know how to reuse the restored disk in a new '...
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Cloud agnostic infrastructure automation better than terraform?

Are there any infrastructure automation technologies which do a better job at being portable than terraform? We heavily leverage terraform as it is a cloud-agnostic technology (vs, say, ARM templates ...
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Can I run Chef/Puppet server from Azure and manage my on-premise infrastructure?

I would like to use Azure Chef server (or Puppet, or any other solution) from Azure to manage my infrastructure (around 25 servers and 20 desktops) wich is on-premise behind a corporate firewall. Is ...
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I was trying ti set up presto with azure gen2 , but facing the below issue when I am querying

I am using prestodb:0.234 Dependency jars: azure-storage-2.0.0.jar hadoop-azure-3.2.1.jar hadoop-azure-datalake-3.2.1.jar azure-data-lake-store-sdk-2.3.8.jar I am getting below error ...
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Azure Powershell DSC or Ansible

I wanted to find out what are you using for Desired State Configuration on your end. I am thinking to start introducing Azure Powershell DSC or Ansible for DSC of our on-prem environment and cloud ...
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Storing Code Signing Certificate

I own a public and open-source Windows Forms/C# application in a Github repo that I want to start code signing with my certificate through Azure Pipelines CI. I have set up my pipeline and it is ...
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Azure Security Center with Ubuntu 19

Has anyone successfully gotten the Azure Security Center agent to work with Ubuntu 19? My omsconfig.log is full of messages like This event indicates that failure happens when LCM is trying to get ...
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How to have multiple git repos in an Azure DevOps project?

My organisation uses Azure DevOps and we want to use git as our repo. But, Azure projects seem to only allow one git repo per project. This is bizarre to me! Projects and repos are usually separate. ...
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How do I get Azure Release Pipelines to move a .jar from a Build Pipeline job and place it on a Linux VM?

I know Azure release pipelines can deploy to on-premise servers and other cloud VMs. My pom.xml file enables Maven to create a .jar file. My Azure build uses this pom.xml file. The Azure build ...
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Can I create an Azure VM from Ansible with NICs in different resource groups?

I am working on creating an Ansible playbook to Ensure required network resources for an Azure VM are present, and Create an Azure VM attached to those resources. Due to the way the organization ...
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Kibana slow performance optimization

I have a Kibana page which takes about 7-10 seconds to load. Benchmarking same page shows ~1s to complete the request $ ab -n 10 "http://kibana/app/discover#/view/15a67850-6921-11ea-8308-...
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How can I run a script in an Azure WebApp container after deployment as part of an Azure DevOps Pipeline using the classic pipelines interface?

My knowledge of Azure is pretty limited - this is the first project where I've worked with it. We are deploying Azure webapps in docker containers via an Azure pipeline configured with the classic ...
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How do I delete a default AKS node pool when I get an error saying it's the “backend address pool of the basic load balancer”

I'm attempting to replace a node pool in Azure Kubernetes Service with a new pool (that has a larger VM size). The current pool was deployed using an ARM template that uses version 2019-06-01 of the ...
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Error MSB4226: Microsoft.WebApplication.targets" was not found

I was wondering if someone has ran into this problem as I have tried everything to fix. I have a DevOps build pipeline in Azure running visual studio 2015 version (which matches my local machine) and ...
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Connecting to MySQL Remotely on Azure VM

I am having trouble connecting remotely to my MySql install that runs on an Azure VM. Here is what I did: Ubuntu VM with MySql 5.7 installed Bind Address set to 0.0.0.0 User granted rights with ...
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What are the ways to get authorized access to mlflow through Azure Active Directory?

What are the ways to get authorized access to mlflow through Azure Active Directory? Requirements: I need to grant access to the mlflow web interface installed on a Ubuntu 16 Virtual Machine in ...
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Cheapest database option on Azure supporting Offline Data Sync / Azure Mobile Apps

What's the cheapest database option on Azure that can be used with Offline Data Sync? I want to run a productive app on that, but I don't expect many users and as it's only sync I don't need ultra ...
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In simple terms, what is the advantage of a Virtual Kubelet?

I have read about the Virtual Kubelet project. I can see that it allows you to delegate from Kubernetes to an Azure Container Instance (ACI), that it allows you to deploy both unix/windows boxes, ...
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Provisioning times for Redis in cloud taking too long, how can we shorten it?

Provisioning a 1 GB Redis cache service on AWS takes around 8 minutes. Doing the same on Azure takes around 16 minutes. Ours Terraform scripts need the call back from the Redis systems. Why is this ...
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Continuous integration azure slow or fails [closed]

Two weeks ago the deployment time for my Azure Bots started to be totally atypical Before it was running between 2-4 minutes max. but since then it takes more than 30mins or most of the times ...
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Terraform | The “count” object can be used only in “resource” and “data” blocks,

I'm trying to upgrade out Terraform seeing as 0.12 (stable) came out recently. I've ran into some issues with a certain pair of resource blocks. I'm getting the below error message when trying to do ...