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@Maheshk - Technical Evangelist (Azure)

[HTTP 301] Moved this blog to my WordPress

All, I have moved this blog to my very own WordPress site --> http://maheshkumar.wordpress.com...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/16/2019

[LFCS] Managing Software RAID

mdadm is a super cool command in Linux used to manage MD devices aka Linux Software RAID. Before we...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/11/2018

AI Revolution and resources

Before 1990, its was all CLI. Every software had commands & parameters. That was the standard of...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/02/2018

[LFCS] terminal multiplexer commands $ tmux

tmux, htop and bash-completion are the 3 useful commands for the exam. You can install them using $...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 05/28/2018

[LFCS] Commands to manage and configure containers in Linux

  • LXC(Linux container) is an OS level virtualization for running multiple isolated Lx systems...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 05/27/2018

[Azure HPC] Intro to HPC and steps to setup CycleCloud in Azure

<update:9/2/2018> Aug 31, Our CycleCloud team hits general availability in Azure. It's a tool...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 03/31/2018

[AAD] How to create Service Principal through CLI

There are multiple ways to generate the Service Principal for Azure AD. Say, through portal, CLI or...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/31/2018

[Linux] How to login Azure Linux VM’s using SSH key pair

This post is for Linux newbies trying to figure out SSH way login to Azure Linux VM. I am following...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/30/2018

[Azure PaaS] Why to consider Azure PaaS?

Happy new year ! As a Technical Evangelist, I work with bunch of ISV's where I meet technical...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/18/2018

[Linux] LFCS prep and easy way to remember commands

I’m into LFCS certification preparation for the past one year on and off. It is not an easy job for...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 10/23/2017

[ServiceFabric] How to change/reset RDP password for Service Fabric VMSS/VMSS instances using Powershell

Today, I had this question suddenly asked by one of my colleague for his customer. I never tried...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 08/21/2017

[#ImagineCup] 2017 World Finalists Project tech visit

Today I had some little time in middle of vacation to check all 54 #ImagineCup finalist projects...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 07/26/2017

[Azure Service Fabric] Five steps to achieve Event aggregation and collection using EventFlow in Service Fabric

Monitoring and diagnostic are critical part in application development for diagnosing issue at...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 07/11/2017

[AzureKeyVault] Error when adding cert to VMSS

Recently I had this error after adding newly created KV secret having cert to VMSS using PS. First I...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/17/2017

[Azure Service Fabric] How to launch Local cluster manager without Visual Studio

Recently I had this problem where my local cluster manager got disappeared from system tray without...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/14/2017

[Azure Service Fabric] Use of EnableDefaultServicesUpgrade property

Recently I had this issue where Service Fabric application upgrade fails to deploy as expected after...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 05/24/2017

[Azure Billing] Sample REST API postman request

Azure Billing REST API helps to predict and manage Azure costs. Following API's are there to query...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 04/28/2017

[Azure Powershell] How to improve the performance of BlobCopy by placing inline C#.NET code

Performance issues are always hard and tricky to fix. Recently I had this ask to check why the given...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 04/17/2017

[Azure Storage] How to call Storage API’s from Powershell (without SDK)

Recently I had this ask from a partner who wanted sample code for making REST API call to storage...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 04/06/2017

[Azure CDN] How to Purge CDN content from C# code

Recently I had a chance to work on this ask where one of the developer wanted a sample code to purge...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 04/01/2017

[Azure Functions] Intro to Serverless applications in Azure

“Serverless computing(SC)” is a most cited buzzword in cloud computing after AI/ML, microservices,...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 03/19/2017

[Service Fabric] How to Secure a standalone cluster (On Prem)

This blog post is based on this article...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/27/2017

Add-AzureAccount issue: Your Azure credentials have not been set up or have expired

For some reason, I started experiencing this issue. Tried clearing the local cache, temp folders or...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 01/19/2017

[Azure Batch] Server failed to authenticate the request

Today happen to work on this problem, where developer running unit test code creating Azure Batch...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 12/20/2016

[Service Fabric] SF node fails to read DNS conf and fix

Recently SF developer reported this problem where his Azure Service Fabric >...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 12/18/2016

How to specify VNet details when creating New-AzureBatchPool compute nodes

Recently I had an ask from a developer to check Azure Powershell Command let> New-AzureBatchPool...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 11/25/2016

How to suppress the warning message from an older API in Eclipse

While I was working for a repro, I struck with this issue for an hour scratching many things but...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 11/22/2016

Quick tip on Service Fabric Remoting service development

Azure Service Fabric needs no introduction. It is our next gen PaaS offering or also called PaaS v2....

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2016

How to list all available VM sizes in a region using .NET (ARM endpoint)

Today, I had a query from a developer asking how to silent authenticate and fetch the list of...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 10/19/2016

Accessing Azure Storage Services REST API

First of all, I am not a big fan of implementing Service REST API due to complexity in...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 09/07/2016

How can I set a message to deadlettered - Service Bus

Today one of my colleague had an interesting problem in setting the SB Queue message as dead letter...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 09/03/2016

WIIFM-“Powershell available on Linux”

When I first read this announcement -...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 08/22/2016

Issue with Android Emulator running under Hyper-V (VM’s)

Recently I prepared a VM in our lab for checking an issue repro. The issue was with Android Studio...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 08/03/2016

How to get the connection string for Redis Cache using Azure Redis Mgmt Library

Recently I had this query from an Azure developer asking sample ARM template for creating Redis...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 07/13/2016

How to RDP into Azure Linux machine using Xrdp

I ran into this issue after creating Azure Linux VM and attempting to configure RDP for the first...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/30/2016

.NET today, tomorrow and future..

This blog post was drafted few weeks ago but stuck in the same state because I was not sure what to...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 06/22/2016

Easy way to collect fiddler log

This comes handy when you wanted to capture fiddler logs from a user machine where the issue occur...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 05/03/2016

What are Microservices for developers - Part 1

Today's post is after reading the below book on Microservices and various Service fabric article...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 04/01/2016

How to collect Azure Cloud Service(VM) Logs using Powershell

Issue:  How to collect the "Azure Cloud Services instances(VM) logs" when we are unable to RDP or...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 02/18/2016

10 cool things about .NET Core & ASP.NET 5

Yes, you are reading right – Now .NET is truly cross-platform, open-source technology and as many...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 12/04/2015

Open XML Package Editor for Visual Studio 2015

Open XML Package Editor is one of the must tool for Office Developers and also my favorite tool when...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 11/13/2015

Visual Studio tips#1 - How to launch VS always in "Administrator" mode

Sometime, failing to launch VS in an "administrator" mode would be a costly mistake while compiling....

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 11/08/2015

All about Azure Service Bus -messaging services

Recently I had a chance to read about various Azure Application Services(Messaging) like Azure...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 09/13/2015

How to automate your Azure Infra tasks using Azure Automation?

We always wanted to shut down our VM's when not in use so that we can save our subscription bill...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 09/12/2015

My first blog post in MSDN

All, There is always an excitement and authentic feel when we read/blog/refer any of the MSDN Tech...

Author: Maheshk [MSFT] Date: 09/09/2015