Docker container with R and ODBC

If you are using R to perform statistical analysis, chances are that at least some of the data you need is stored in a database. While some databases such as SQL Server support native R scripts, others do not (for example, support for R in Azure SQL Database is in preview at the time of … Continue reading Docker container with R and ODBC

A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 5): Virtual Node

This post is a continuation from Part 4: NSGs. Other posts in this series: Part 1: deep dive in AKS with Azure CNI in your own vnet Part 2: deep dive in AKS with kubenet in your own vnet, and ingress controllers Part 3: outbound connectivity from AKS pods Part 4: NSGs with Azure CNI … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 5): Virtual Node

A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 6): Network Policy

This post is a continuation from Part 5: Virtual Node. Other posts in this series: Part 1: deep dive in AKS with Azure CNI in your own vnet Part 2: deep dive in AKS with kubenet in your own vnet, and ingress controllers Part 3: outbound connectivity from AKS pods Part 4: NSGs with Azure … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 6): Network Policy

A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 2): kubenet and ingress controller

Hey again, to complete the previous post on the Azure CNI, here it goes using kubenet instead. To make it a bit more interesting we are going to explore a bunch of additional stuff: Deploying AKS with kubenet in your own vnet (note that this is not well documented or supported by Microsoft at the … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 2): kubenet and ingress controller

A Day in the Life of a Packet in Azure Kubernetes Service (part 1): Azure CNI

I have been often troubleshooting networking inside of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) multiple times, so prompted by a colleague I decided to do a deep dive into the way packets are forwarded. Turned out I have learnt quite a lot! In this blog I will describe how to check every step of the way in … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in Azure Kubernetes Service (part 1): Azure CNI

What do Cisco ACI, microsegmentation, service insertion, REST and Docker containers have in common?

Lately I have been involved in quite some conversations, where organisations have shown a lot of interest in the integration between Cisco ACI and F5 BigIP and BigIQ (or should I say iWorkflow?). As you might know, Cisco ACI offers the option to integrate L4-L7 services in the network. What does this mean? Optionally, you … Continue reading What do Cisco ACI, microsegmentation, service insertion, REST and Docker containers have in common?

Demo with Docker containers and Cisco ACI integration: Contiv

You might remember my old post on Linux container integration with ACI by using the “network=none” option in the old Docker implementation: http://erjosito.tumblr.com/post/110063660087/cisco-aci-and-linux-containers. In the meantime, the networking concept in Docker has considerably evolved, including in the latest releases the concept of network driver plugins (https://docs.docker.com/engine/extend/plugins_network/). Contiv (https://contiv.io) is one of those plugins, that enhances the … Continue reading Demo with Docker containers and Cisco ACI integration: Contiv