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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kubernetes on Azure, how do I reuse an existing disk in a new PersistentVolume?

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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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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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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Continuous integration azure slow or fails

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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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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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 ...
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Is Azure's B-2 app service plan better than a S-1 for production environments?

When using Azure's WebApps to run C# MVC based applications on production environments, I'm always wondering about when to use the B-2 (Basic-2 with 2-cores and 3.5 GB) and when to use S-1 (Standard-1 ...
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How to check accepted cipher suites by an Azure App Service?

I am looking for a way to reliably check accepted cipher suites by an Azure App Service. On standard virtual machine I just remote to it and execute PowerShell command: Get-TlsCipherSuite which ...
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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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Azure and DNS services

I have a Virtual network (MyVPN) resource in Azure, being a class C network, MyVPN has Azure provided DNS service as DNS servers, so all virtual machines with a NIC connected to this network are able ...
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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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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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How can I find the cost of an already removed resource on Azure?

We redeployed some of our Azure resources under new resource and resource group names. Now, when I go to cost analysis and filter by resource group I can't find the previous instance of those ...
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How to manage the versioning of Azure SQL Databases?

I am looking for a tool that will manage the versioning of Azure SQL Databases, and check for missing schema or migration scripts and apply those changes based on what is missing. Any other solutions ...
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Why is “service fabric mesh” the largest single cost item in my Azure subscription while I am not aware I am using that service?

I have been conducting some experiments in Azure, mostly using some VNets and some Linux based Azure container instances. I am not even using Kubernetes or anything along the lines of that. But about ...
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Can anyone explain what is happening in an Azure Devops build and release in more detail?

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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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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How to filter out system-generated calls in monitoring of Azure Webapps?

My setup is as follows: I have an Azure WebApp for containers, where one of the setting is 'Always On', which means that Azure sends a call periodically to keep the container instance/VM warmed up. ...
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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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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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Security practice for storing private keys for use by Java Applications

We have a multi-tiered application hosted on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets composed of: Websites (Sprint Boot) API (Sprint Boot) ForgeRock Access Management (Tomcat) ForgeRock Identity ...
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Ingress or LoadBalancer on AKS

I'm wondering whether to use an Ingress or LoadBalancer to expose services on Azure AKS. I have successfully used both, but I cannot really choose. On one side, an Ingress allows us to have a single ...
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Securely saving AZURE_STORAGE_KEY and storage account name in Linux systems

The Azure CLI official documentation states that environmental variables can be used inside bash scripts to store AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT and AZURE_STORAGE_KEY, like this: Compared to AWS CLI this ...
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How to integrate firebase functions into devops pipeline

I have a project which has firebase functions From my local I can run firebase deploy --only functions and it will build and deploy firebase functions to firebase. Now I want to enable CICD via ...
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TFS Service hook should not fire when work item is updated via REST API

I wrote a service hook on work item update but I don't want to fire the service hook when work item is updated from REST API, becz its the same data that other system had and it post to ADO and now ...
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How to use port 5433 with Azure managed postgres

We are looking to use Azure managed postgres but I am having some issues with connecting on port 5433 I can connect on port 5432 fine. I need just port 5433 to work, is there a way to access that port?...
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azure activity log, how to find releases

My security department has asked to ingest logs from Azure with the goal being to identity releases. The security team wants to be able to say: Hey, there was a release on mm/dd/yyyy at noon (...
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How to setup multiple build environments in Azure DevOps/TFS2018?

So I have an application that contains an ASP.NET Core backend and a React frontend (pure static). In our TFS 2018, we have created a Build that does the following: Get sources from the repo Get ...
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Automated Integration Testing of an API in Azure Functions using VSTS

I am building a HTTP API as an Azure Function App in C# and I would like to run automated integration tests (calls to the API) as part of the CI/CD. Is this possible to do using VSTS? I have ...