Which VM size should I choose as AKS node?

There are many nuances when choosing a node size in Azure Kubernetes Services, and not all of them are obvious. I decided to write a short post to discuss the most important ones. At the end of the day, this is going to be a trade-off: some factors are going to drive you towards larger … Continue reading Which VM size should I choose as AKS node?

Easy Auth on AKS with Ambassador

Azure Application Service has a feature often referred as “Easy Auth” (see Authentication and authorization in Azure App Service and Azure Functions), which essentially consists of enabling user authentication for an application that does not support it. Many users love this feature, since it allows enjoying enterprise-grade authentication without writing a single line of code, … Continue reading Easy Auth on AKS with Ambassador

Azure Machine Learning inferencing on AKS under the covers

You probably know that you can use Azure Machine Learning Services to support you along the complete life cycle of your Machine Learning development, from training to deployment. And you probably know as well that for production-grade deployments one of the best platforms to run your inferencing is Kubernetes. From the Azure Machine Learning portal … Continue reading Azure Machine Learning inferencing on AKS under the covers

A day in the life of a Packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 4)

In this part of this blog series we will have a look at how Azure Redhat Openshift works with Azure Private Link, as well as how DNS resolutions works including DNS forwarding to resolve on-premises private zones. You can find the other parts of the blog series here: Part 1: Intro and SDN Plugin Part … Continue reading A day in the life of a Packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 4)

A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 3)

This is part 3 of a blog series around networking in Azure Redhat Openshift, and we will see how pods talk to each other inside of the cluster and to other systems in the virtual Network or on-premises. Other posts in the series: Part 1: Intro and SDN Plugin Part 2: Internet and Intra-cluster Communication … Continue reading A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 3)

A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 2)

In this part 2 of my blog series around ARO networking we will have a look and how inbound and outbound Internet connectivity works, as well as connectivity between different pods in the cluster. Other posts in the series: Part 1: Intro and SDN Plugin Part 2: Internet and Intra-cluster Communication Part 3: Inter-Project and … Continue reading A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 2)

A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 1)

I have been wanting to look into this for a while now, and I finally found a good excuse to do it. You might have read my series of posts on AKS networking, the goal of this is doing something similar with Azure Redhat Openshift (ARO). This is part 1 of a blog series around … Continue reading A day in the life of a packet in Azure Redhat Openshift (part 1)

A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 4): NSGs

Hey there, welcome to yet another instance of the wonderful networking world of Kubernetes. Today I will explore some new cool stuff that recently came to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), plus one thing I did not have in previous blogs. First things first, this is a blog series, you can find previous installments here: Part … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 4): NSGs

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 3): Outbound Connectivity

Thanks for the good feedback on this blog series! Here another set of questions I have been receiving lately: how does outbound connectivity look like for AKS pods? To answer that, we will look at how that works on both the Azure CNI and kubenet AKS clusters, deployed in one virtual network. After deploying your … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Packet in AKS (part 3): Outbound Connectivity