Author Archives: Holger Kenn

My azure scripts on github

  Hi! I’ve decided to put my azure scripts on Github, that keeps them in one place and I can update whenever I find bugs. https://github.com/holgerkenn/azurescripts  I have more scripts in the queue, but I first need to remove credentials, … Continue reading

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Linux and Azure Files: you might need some help here…

  Hi! tl;dr: To mount Azure Files from linux, you need cifs support in the kernel, the right mount helper and versions recent enough to supports the SMB2 protocol version. I just got a ping from a customer who had … Continue reading

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Attacks from Mars! Azure ILB and Linux

Hi! tl;dr: Azure ILB and Linux IP spoofing protection prevent a connection from a machine to itself via the ILB. A few days ago, I talked to a customer who had quite some trouble using the Azure Internal Load Balancer … Continue reading

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Running a MySQL Galera cluster on Microsoft Azure

  A few weeks ago, I was looking into running a MySQL Galera Cluster for a customer with a large Linux IAAS deployment on Azure. Why that? There’s ClearDB, a Microsoft Partner that offers MySQL on Azure as SaaS (Software … Continue reading

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Azure from the Linux command line (part 2)

Hi! About a month ago, I wrote the first blog post of this series where I have shown how to set up the xplat-CLI (Cross Platform CLI) on Linux and I described how to create IAAS VMs on Azure. But the approach … Continue reading

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Azure from the Linux command line (part 1)

Hi! Since i’ve been gowing up IT-wise with a unix command shell, I tend to do a lot of things with it. Also managing my Azure deployments since there’s the great Azure command line interface or cross platform (“xplat”) CLI. (If you’re … Continue reading

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Setting up a Linux FTP server on Windows Azure

Hi! This post is about hosting FTP in a Linux VM on Windows Azure. And here’s a Spoiler Alert: The catch is that you may need to set the TCP keepalive timeout in the Linux Kernel to support very long FTP transfer … Continue reading

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Hello, World!

~# apt-get install hello ~# hello -n ??=??????????????? Hello, World! ????=????????????? About two months ago, I switched jobs. In my last job, I worked as an applied researcher and software development engineer at ATL Europe, an applied Microsoft lab that … Continue reading

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