A couple of weeks ago I sat in a meetup, where Dave Stanke from Google mentioned he sometimes creates self-destructing VMs. I had never thought about self-destructing VMs, and decided to try this out with Azure. What’s required for a self-destructing VM First things first, we’ll need a way to create our VM. Through this […]
Today I helped a colleague and his customer out with automating the building of their images using Packer. I thought: why not share the experience. What is Packer? Packer is a tool developed by Hashicorp (the company behind Terraform) that makes it easy to automate the creation of custom images (or AMIs in AWS). The […]
Introduction I recently played around with kubernetes NetworkPolicies while writing part 7 of my CKAD series. I hit some configurations that didn’t make sense at all. Because I was learning about NetworkPolicies, I thought it was just me; but it appears it might have been an Azure issue. That being said, if you want to […]
Azure Files offers a managed SMB 3.0 file share. Inside Azure Files, it was possible already to take file share snapshots to have a backup/retention solution. With the integration with Azure Backup, managing those snapshots has become a lot easier. The functionality is in public preview right now, so you can go ahead and try […]
Have you already played around with Terraform and Azure? Until today, I hadn’t and decided to try it out. A couple of weeks ago Corey Sanders announced progress with how Azure and Terraform are integrated; and below you can read on how I tried it out.