Containers, Kubernetes and DevOps for an Old as Dirt Developer (Or DevOps Nirvana with Kubernetes), Part 3/5

Table Of Content Part 1: Intro to containers, Kubernetes and DevOps Part 2: Getting started (setting up my dev environment) Part 3: My first app –  .net core, vscode, WSL, containerize and deploy to local k8s AND debug it while running in k8s??? GTFOH Part 4: Deploy to k8s in the cloud (Azure Container Service … [Read more…]

Containers, Kubernetes and DevOps for an Old as Dirt Developer (Or DevOps Nirvana with Kubernetes), Part 2/5

Table Of Content Part 1: Intro to containers, Kubernetes and DevOps Part 2: Getting started (setting up my dev environment) Part 3: My first app –  .net core, vscode, WSL, containerize and deploy to local k8s AND debug it while running in k8s??? GTFOH Part 4: Deploy to k8s in the cloud (Azure Container Service … [Read more…]

Containers, Kubernetes and DevOps for an Old as Dirt Developer (Or DevOps Nirvana with Kubernetes), Part 1/5

Table Of Content Part 1: Intro to containers, Kubernetes and DevOps Part 2: Getting started (setting up my dev environment) Part 3: My first app –  .net core, vscode, WSL, containerize and deploy to local k8s AND debug it while running in k8s??? GTFOH Part 4: Deploy to k8s in the cloud (Azure Container Service … [Read more…]

Mysterious Error Message for Kubectl Apply and Set Task in VSTS

I was trying to set up a VSTS CI/CD pipeline for a .net core web api running in a docker container deployed onto a Kubernetes cluster hosted in Azure AKS. I set up my release tasks like this: Running the release gave me the following error on kubectl apply 2018-01-27T00:31:50.0571239Z ##[error]error: Error loading config file … [Read more…]

Creating Async Custom Automated Release Gates in VSTS with REST API

One of the most exciting features we announced this year at Connect(); was automated release gates for VSTS releases. We’ve always had the ability to add manual approvers before and after every deployment environment. And now, we have the ability to also add automated gates using continuous monitoring. Out of the box, there are 4 … [Read more…]

Build and Deploy to multiple IIS servers and SQL Server using VSTS

The League was asked by twitter to show how to build and deploy a web app to multiple on prem IIS Servers and the schema of the database for the web app to an on prem SQL Server. Totally a fair request. All of my demos recently have been using PaaS, Azure SQL and Containers. … [Read more…]

IIS Web App Deploy task fails with error code 2148734720

The League was recently contacted by @samsmithnz who wanted some more real world examples on setting up a CI/CD pipeline into IaaS, IIS and SQL.  Damian (@damovisa) asked me if I would be interested in recording a video about this when he swings through Redmond next week. Sure! Piece of cake! I have plenty of … [Read more…]

Setting up a DevOps demo using VSTS and Azure (Or DevOps Nirvana with VSTS and Azure), Part 6/6

I am constantly asked to talk about DevOps and what DevOps means for Microsoft.  Although there are many definitions of DevOps floating out in our industry, at Microsoft, DevOps is the merging of people, process and products such that we can continually deliver value to our end users.  And clearly, VSTS/TFS and Azure are the … [Read more…]