310, 2018

Windows 10 October 2018 Update

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Windows 10 October 2018 update is now available. You can check for it via 'Windows Update' or wait for it to be pushed to your device in a few weeks. Here's a list of all features of this update, but then some were dropped from the final product. The update isn't appearing in my 'Windows Update' yet, so it is wait and watch for some time for me.

2709, 2018

Availability Zones in Azure

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Availability Zones, Azure|

  Today, i am going to write another great thing about the cloud which is availability zones. One of the great things about the cloud is the ability to be available at all times. Customers can today, build highly available applications using availability sets and virtual machines scale sets and they can also protect their applications and data from disasters through taking advantage of Geo-redundant storage with the GRS offering, and Azure Site Recovery by replicating their  data and stateful VMs across different regions. Availability zones offers it another capability for customers to build highly available applications within a region. The benefit that availability`s own software says that it protects customer`s applications and data within a region from data center

2709, 2018

Team Offsite

By |September 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

It started off as a meeting with select few people, due to limited time that our CEO, Phani, had during his India trip, but then we decided to invite all. After all there had been lot of new people in the team and many had not met each other. The team is spread across Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Jalgaon, Ludhiana etc. (we work from home most of the times) Our team of 4 from Pune initially thought to be a bit adventurous and thought of driving down to Bangalore, a journey of about 850km, that takes about 12 – 14 hrs. We were excited about it and were into finalizing our hotel stay for 2 days in Bangalore. But

1709, 2018

Azure VM as Remote Docker Host

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: Docker, Virtual Machine|

Often I prefer building container images and running them on a docker host that is separate from my dev laptop. There are several reasons for doing this. But chief among them are that these images tend to take up a lot of space and I often find myself work with both Windows and Linux containers. I use a mac and cannot run Windows containers on it. Even if I could, I would rather avoid the hassle of having to switch between the two modes ever so often. I prefer setting up two separate Azure VMs on which I install docker machine and use those machines as remote docker hosts. I am content running just the client on my mac.

2905, 2018

Copying a Virtual Machine in Azure from Region A to Region B

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Virtual Machine|

Copy an Azure Virtual Machine to a different region within Microsoft Azure. One might think this is a big thing (which might become even bigger if the source Virtual Machine uses "Managed Disks"). The whole process consists of only a few steps (use this as a checklist): Create Disk Snapshots of the Source Virtual Machine Copy the Snapshots to a Destination Region-based Storage Account Container Create a new Virtual Machine within the New Resource Group Convert the Disks to “Managed Disks“ (if required) Create Disk Snapshots of the Source Virtual Machine Creating snapshots is a simple trick: from the Azure Portal select the source VM, select “Disks“, select one of the disks and click “+ Create Snapshot“, and do

2005, 2018

Clone your existing Web App using Azure portal

By |May 20th, 2018|Categories: Azure|

In this article we will learn to Clone Web Apps in Azure Portal. Clone in Azure Portal feature allows you to copy the App you want to clone to a different region or keep it in the same region. When you clone, Azure will also clone all the App Settings, Connection strings, Deployment sources and Certificates so the new cloned app is more or less up and running. Make sure the web apps are stopped after cloning otherwise it may create a conflict if you have a routable network from your primary region to secondary. You can put an Azure traffic manager to manage your network load. Cloning could be done of existing Apps, be it Web App, Mobile

2304, 2018

Workload Isolation via Application Security Groups

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Azure, Azure Networking, Security|

An Azure subscription is designed to host a large number of workloads. In enterprises these workloads (ex:- application workloads) often belong to separate teams, each with their own security priorities. Isolation of these workloads (VM belonging to workload-1 should not talk to VM belonging to workload-2, even though both the VMs might be in the same subnet) thus becomes an important priority. For the purposes of this article, we will call such separation, East-West isolation. The rest of the article covers one methodology to achieve such East-West isolation using a combination of Application Security Groups (ASG) and Network Security Groups (NSG). We will also hint at some capacity planning considerations. We will make the following assumptions: A single workload

2204, 2018

Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 – Hyderabad

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Azure|

It's always a pleasure to share knowledge with the community. Successfully presented Cloud Design Patterns at Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 @ Microsoft IDC Hyderabad, India. Global Azure Bootcamp is always a huge event all around the world user groups and communities who want to learn about Azure and Cloud Computing. The event was a huge success with 8 speakers covering 8 different topics covering Azure Bot Service, DevOps using VSTS, Cloud Design Patterns, Deep Learning and Azure Encryption with over 300+ Azure enthusiast attendees. Event details: https://themugh.github.io/gabc2018/ Pic from the Event: https://twitter.com/imkraghu/status/987747758336430080 Special thanks to Shravan Kumar Kasagoni and all Microsoft User Group Hyderabad Organisers for the opportunity. Thanks to Global Azure Bootcamp Global Team and all the attendees who attended. Keep Rocking on Cloud ☁

1404, 2018

App Innovation Circle – 2018

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Events|Tags: |

It's always been a pleasure to present on Microsoft Azure Cloud. Had an amazing experience in presenting Deep Dive on Microsft Azure and Serverless Computing at App Innovation Circle 2018 event held at Microsoft India Development Center , Hyderabad App Innovation Circle 2018 Agenda: Few pics from the Event: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kraghu_306/37C1Cm Few helpful links on Function Apps, Logic Apps, ASP.NET Core, and Container: Resources Finally, I want to end this blog with an inspirational quote by a famous American writers William Arthur Ward who once said: "Curiosity is the Wick in the candle of Leaning". Happy Learning...!! 🙂

1204, 2018

Virtual Machine Serial Console access

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Azure|Tags: , |

The public preview of Serial Console access for both Linux and Windows VMs has been launched. Managing and running virtual machines can be hard. But now, extensive tools are there to manage and secure the VMs, including patching management, configuration management, agent-based scripting, automation, SSH/RDP connectivity, and support for DevOps tooling like Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. However, sometimes this isn’t enough to diagnose and fix issues. Maybe a change that has been made resulted in an fstab error on Linux and you cannot connect to fix it. Maybe a bcdedit change that has been made pushed Windows into a weird boot state. Now, it is possible to debug both with direct serial-based access and fix these issues with the