hypernephelist n. [from Greek nepho-, cloud] someone who goes above the clouds.

Scalable Azure DevOps Agent Pools using VM Scale Sets

When using Azure DevOps Pipelines, you can get started very quickly by using Microsoft-hosted build agents to run your build and test jobs. However there are some cases where custom (a.k.a. “self-hosted”) build agents might be desirable, the typical case being that you need to install a bunch of tools that are not present in the Microsoft-hosted agents. It is always possible to install custom tools on the fly, and it mostly works when all you need is a couple dependencies, however this method will not be practical when you need a full toolchain installed.


Azure VM Custom Script Extensions with Terraform

Terraform provides support for Azure Virtual Machine Custom Script extensions, that are often used to configure a newly created virtual machine and prepare it so it is ready to perform its role. Typical tasks performed in these custom scripts include installing additional packages, configuring system services, creating users, etc.


Installing SUSE CAP on AKS

This article describes the steps to deploy the SUSE Cloud Application Platform (CAP) on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). SUSE Cloud Application Platform is a software platform for cloud-native application deployment based on SUSE Cloud Foundry; SUSE Cloud Foundry differentiates itself from other Cloud Foundry distributions by running in Linux containers managed by Kubernetes, rather than virtual machines managed with BOSH, for greater fault tolerance and lower memory use.


Getting started with Traefik and Kubernetes using Azure Container Service

Traefik is a modern, dynamic load-balancer that was designed specifically with containers in mind. It is able to react to service deployment events from many different orchestrators, like Docker Swarm, Mesos or Kubernetes, and dynamically reload its configuration to route the traffic to these services.


Azure Container Service: Docker swarm mode + NFS server deployment

This article details how to create a Docker swarm mode cluster using the Azure Container Service engine, alongside a separate Virtual Machine acting as an NFS server, then mount an NFS filesystem from a service running on the swarm.