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Create your first #Azure Container Instance in the #Cloud with #Docker #Containers

Microsoft Azure Container Instances

Containers are quickly becoming the preferred way to package, deploy, and manage cloud applications. Azure Container Instances offers the fastest and simplest way to run a container in Azure, without having to provision any virtual machines and without having to adopt a higher-level service. Azure Container Instances is a great solution for any scenario that can operate in isolated containers, including simple applications, task automation, and build jobs. For scenarios where you need full container orchestration, including service discovery across multiple containers, automatic scaling, and coordinated application upgrades, I recommend the Azure Container Service.

Here you see a quick example of making a Microsoft Azure Container Instance :

You can create an Microsoft Azure Container Instance with the Azure Portal or with Azure Cloud Shell (CLI 2.0)

From the Azure portal, you will create the Azure Container Instance Name, Container Image, Resource Group and Location.
For this quick example I used the public Docker HUB Image WordPress ( https://hub.docker.com/r/library/wordpress/)

Here you set the configuration of the Azure Container Instance, like how many Cores and Memory for the Container.
and Public IP Address yes or no with the port settings.

When you are almost finished in 3 steps, don’t hit OK but have a look at Download Template and Parameters first.

From here you can :

  • Download the Template for making Automation deployment scripts.
  • Save the template to the Library
  • And Deploy the script button.

Also have a look here !

It’s really powerful to work with Azure Resource Management Templates.

Deploying the Azure Container Instance with WordPress

Done,  just click here to see the running Container Instance

When you go to the IP-Address of the Azure Container Instance with your browser, you will see the WordPress site config.

Of course you can do this installation also from the Azure Cloud Shell :

Here you find an Overview of Microsoft Azure Cloud Shell and the Activation

Azure Cloud Shell is a browser-based shell experience to manage and develop Azure resources. Cloud Shell offers a browser-accessible, pre-configured shell experience for managing Azure resources without the overhead of installing, versioning, and maintaining a machine yourself. Cloud Shell provisions machines on a per-request basis and as a result machine state will not persist across sessions. Since Cloud Shell is built for interactive sessions, shells automatically terminate after 20 minutes of shell inactivity. 

Bash in Cloud Shell

Tools

Category Name
Linux shell interpreter Bash
sh
Azure tools Azure CLI 2.0 and 1.0
AzCopy
Batch Shipyard
Text editors vim
nano
emacs
Source control git
Build tools make
maven
npm
pip
Containers Docker CLI/Docker Machine
Kubectl
Draft
DC/OS CLI
Databases MySQL client
PostgreSql client
sqlcmd Utility
mssql-scripter
Other iPython Client
Cloud Foundry CLI

Language support

Language Version
.NET 1.01
Go 1.7
Java 1.8
Node.js 6.9.4
Python 2.7 and 3.5 (default)

Secure automatic authentication

Cloud Shell securely and automatically authenticates account access for the Azure CLI 2.0.

Azure Files persistence

Since Cloud Shell is allocated on a per-request basis using a temporary machine, files outside of your $Home and machine state are not persisted across sessions. To persist files across sessions, Cloud Shell walks you through attaching an Azure file share on first launch. Once completed Cloud Shell will automatically attach your storage for all future sessions. 

Learn more about attaching Azure file shares to Cloud Shell.

 

 Here you see in Azure Cloud Shell the Azure Container Instance (ACI)

See here more information about Microsoft Azure Container Instances

Hope this is helpful for you to start with Containers, here you can follow the Cloud Container Community

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Inside the #Microsoft Operations Management Suite E-book #MSOMS #Azure by #MVPbuzz #MSFT

Description: This is the updated release (v2.0) of “Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite”, an end-to-end deep dive into the full range of Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) features and functionality, complete with downloadable sample scripts.

The chapter list in this edition is shown below:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Onboarding
  • Chapter 2: Searching and Presenting OMS Data
  • Chapter 3: Process Automation
  • Chapter 4: Configuration Management
  • Chapter 5: Change & Update Management
  • Chapter 6: Extending OMS Using Log Search
  • Chapter 7: Alert Management
  • Chapter 8: Log Management & Performance Data
  • Chapter 9: Azure & Office 365 Solutions
  • Chapter 10: Service Map & Wire Data
  • Chapter 11: Network Performance Monitor
  • Chapter 12: Other OMS Solutions
  • Chapter 13: Assessment Solutions
  • Chapter 14: Security & Compliance
  • Chapter 15: Protection & Recovery
  • Chapter 16: ITSM Integration
  • Chapter 17: Custom OMS Solutions

Here you can download this Free Awesome Ebook Inside the Microsoft Operations Management Suite Version 2

 

Thank you all for this Great work !


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Getting Started with Microsoft #Azure Cloud #Security Center


Microsoft Azure Security

With Microsoft Azure Cloud Services you can make a lot of  resources using for your Business. Think about Storage, Compute, Databases, Networks and
applications. Microsoft Azure Security is there to keep your resources and data as save as possible against cybercrime.

Microsoft Azure Compliance offerings

Learn how to use Azure Security Center to get visibility into and control over the security of your Azure resources

Here you see an example of what Azure Security can do for you in the Cloud :

Overview of Azure Security with Advice for better Protection against Cybercrime.

Here you see Storage and Azure SQL Database need attention !

Azure SQL Database in Security Center

You can act right away by enabling Auditing & Threat Detection

For prevention you can enable Security data collection on the Virtual Machines.

It’s really easy to start with Microsoft Azure Security Center with the Quick Starts :

You can Read the Azure Security Center planning and operations guide here


Microsoft Azure Security Center gives recommendations on your resources in your Azure subscription

It’s a on-going process to keep your security under control and monitoring the alerts for preventing against Cybercrime or leaking data.

Here you find more resources on Microsoft Azure Security :

Microsoft Technical Azure Security Docs

Microsoft Azure Security Blog

Microsoft Azure Security and Compliance Blog on MSDN

Microsoft Security in Operations Management Suit

Microsoft Technical OMS Security Docs

Who to follow on Social media for Azure Security :

@tshinder

@yuridiogenes

Keep your Cloud resources save with Azure Security !


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Microsoft #Azure Architecture Center Awesome overview #Cloud #HybridCloud

Microsoft Azure Architecture Center

The Microsoft Azure Architecture Center is the place to be when you want to start with your Cloud only Services or with Hybrid Cloud technologies.

They got all the resources you need to make your own Cloud Architecture :

Start here your Microsoft Cloud Journey with Azure Architecture Center

and make your PDF Copy  😉
#MVPbuzz


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CrossBlogPost Microsoft #AzureStack TP3 in the Classroom for Students #Education #DellEMC


Microsoft Azure Stack in the Classroom for Students

Today Microsoft Azure Cloud technology is really going fast with Great innovations for people and their businesses to evolve in what they can do best in a real world.
To Learn these new fast going technologies is a challenge for teachers and students on school. I did some Azure workshops for students at Microsoft Netherlands, and when they have an
Azure subscription active they see and learn all the possibilities in the Cloud. ICT teachers and students love to work with Microsoft Azure Cloud technologies, making virtual machines
and upload their own images to work with. Learning how to develop applications and make them active in the Cloud for Mobile devices. The possibilities in Microsoft azure are endless for
Education, making training courses online, prepare online practical exams and much more. A lot of schools have Microsoft Imagine subscription to use great software of Microsoft, and for developers
there is also an Imagine Azure subscription available with Awesome Features available for Free. For ICT teachers and students who need Azure Cloud services with compute, vnet, Storage for virtual disk
images is also possible but you have to pay as you go and we know that Education and students don’t have enough money for that to learn awesome new technologies like Microsoft Azure.

With this knowledge we asked Dell EMC to support us in our Journey with Microsoft Azure Stack POC Single Server appliance ( Dell PowerEdge R630) to get the
Awesome Microsoft Azure technology in the Classroom for teachers and students to learn Cloud services.
Pim Langeveld (ICT Teacher at ROC van Amsterdam) and I made a blogsite for our Journey with Microsoft Azure Stack in the Classroom.

Here you find our AzureStack for Education Blog : https://azurestackblog.wordpress.com

Have a Look 😉

As an Microsoft MVP for Cloud and Datacenter Management I will help my friend Pim Langeveld and Education to get Microsoft Azure technology in the Classroom for Students in my free time by
doing Microsoft Azure Stack workshops and together we will make an Awesome Journey with the learning students.


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#Microsoft Azure #CosmosDB Globally Distributed Multi-model Database Service #Cloud #Azure

 

Azure Cosmos DB is Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database service for mission-critical applications. Azure Cosmos DB provides turn-key global distribution, elastic scaling of throughput and storage worldwide, single-digit millisecond latencies at the 99th percentile, five well-defined consistency levels, and guaranteed high availability, all backed by industry-leading SLAs. Azure Cosmos DB automatically indexes data without requiring you to deal with schema and index management. It is multi-model and supports document, key-value, graph, and columnar data models. As a cloud-born service, Azure Cosmos DB is carefully engineered with multi-tenancy and global distribution from the ground up.

5-Minute Quickstarts

Learn how to use Azure Cosmos DB to create a globally distributed database using one of the multi-model APIs:

Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Documentation

From here you see how simple you can Activate Azure Cosmos DB :

Select Azure Cosmos DB and Create

Creating CosmosDB

From here you can select your Platform and Add Collection.

And do Epic Things in Visual Studio 😉

What really Awesome is to replicate with Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB :

Here I have the Write Region in North Europe

Here I have added a Read Region Japan West by Click on the +

Write Region is North Europe
Read Region is Japan West

From here you can do a Manual Failover

Here you see the Failover between Europe and Japan

My Write Region is now Japan West instead of Europe
And you can add more Regions like this.

And of course everything is in the metrics monitoring.

It’s a Great Microsoft Azure Cloud solution for Enterprises doing business all over the world and for Developers to make Epic Things !

#MVPBuzz
#DevOps


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