Comparing service endpoints in Global Azure and China Azure

Here are some endpoints devops will connect and run customer calls, keep a note. Service Type Global Azure URI China Azure URI Portal http://manage.windowsazure.com http://manage.windowsazure.cn Cloud Service *.cloudapp.net *.chinacloudapp.cn Microsoft Azure Storage *.blob.core.windows.net *.queue.core.windows.net *.table.core.windows.net *.blob.core.chinacloudapi.cn *.queue.core.chinacloudapi.cn *.table.core.chinacloudapi.cn Service Management https://management.core.windows.net https://management.core.chinacloudapi.cn/ SQLDatabase *.database.windows.net *.database.chinacloudapi.cn SQLDatabase Management API https://management.database.windows.net https://management.database.chinacloudapi.cn Service Bus *.servicebus.windows.net *.servicebus.chinacloudapi.cn ACS … Continue reading Comparing service endpoints in Global Azure and China Azure

Can’t scale Azure VM to specified size?

When creating new Azure VMs, you may see all sizes are available for new virtual machines. As below: But when adjusting an existing VM from a smaller size to a bigger size, then it may hit some problem as below: (the choices are limited and may not include the one you want) This cause for … Continue reading Can’t scale Azure VM to specified size?

Quick tips of Auto Scaling in Azure Cloud service

Manual auto scale can be done at any time and that works immediately, but it need manual action at time when business increases. Automatically scaling is effective and can work according to the real load in the web role instances, this method is widely used, but take a note: once incoming traffic increase suddenly, the … Continue reading Quick tips of Auto Scaling in Azure Cloud service

Service Fabric Project structure and deployment structure

Here is a common IoT scenario, end devices report their status to event service, then in cloud, dumped microservice instances are generated/updated to reflect the real complex end surrounding, including device status and their connection. Based on the IoT architect, a simple service fabric solution can be implemented below, in the chart, detailed instruction of … Continue reading Service Fabric Project structure and deployment structure

How to check version of Azure PowerShell and Azure SDK

Usually Azure DevOps need check version of Azure PowerShell and Azure SDK,that is to ensure the required PowerShell commands and Azure API are packaged there, here below are quick ways to go: Check version of Azure PowerShell launch Azure PowerShell as admin, then run commands below: $name=’Azure’ if(Get-Module -ListAvailable | Where-Object { $_.name -eq $name … Continue reading How to check version of Azure PowerShell and Azure SDK

Azure Service Fabric VS Cloud Service

What is Azure Service Fabric? Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform used to build scalable, reliable, and easily-managed applications for the cloud. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud applications. Service Fabric provides comprehensive runtime and lifecycle management capabilities to applications composed of these microservices. It hosts microservices inside containers … Continue reading Azure Service Fabric VS Cloud Service

Building High Availability of online gaming in Azure IaaS

Usually after migrating gaming solution to Azure IaaS or integrating azure services with gaming modules, customer might be impacted by monthly Azure backend update or exceptional backend physical issues, that resulted in availability loss and business degrade to customers. In order to improve service availability and avoid troubles as much as possible from those VM … Continue reading Building High Availability of online gaming in Azure IaaS

One reference architecture in Azure PaaS solution.

It is from projects to demonstrate cloud energy and relieve big headaches in traditional solutions, the architecture can be realized smartly with public cloud while keep connected with local network, and the reference may help in Windows Azure, Amazon Web Service and more cloud platforms.   Highlights to demonstrate:  Apply Microsoft cloud to grant traditional solution capability to process … Continue reading One reference architecture in Azure PaaS solution.