Advanced Troubleshooting with AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Route Analyzer
By: Date: 18/08/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

In this article, we focus on advanced troubleshooting scenarios with middlebox appliances and SD-WAN in a global network on AWS. Middlebox appliances and SD-WAN A customer building a global network may wish to implement traffic inspection with their own network security appliances. Frequently this requirement is achieved through introduction of a transparent, middlebox appliance. AWS…

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Booting RHEL from LVM snapshots
By: Date: 05/08/2020 Categories: azure

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7.5 introduced the “boom” utility for managing LVM snapshot and image boot entries. This new functionality could be very helpful for system administrators, especially those responsible for RHEL servers running directly on physical hardware, where booting from snapshots has previously been more difficult.   This post will cover the…

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RHEL 8.3 beta now available, delivers production stability plus enterprise innovation
By: Date: 29/07/2020 Categories: azure

When we unveiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 at Red Hat Summit 2019, our primary focus was to deliver innovation while keeping enterprise IT’s needs for production reliability and operational compatibility front-and-center. With this launch came a predictable, six month release cadence for minor releases which continues today with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 beta. With global…

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Introducing Azure Load Balancer insights using Azure Monitor for Networks
By: Date: 27/06/2020 Categories: azure Tags:

We are excited to announce that Azure Load Balancer customers now have instant access to a packaged solution for health monitoring and configuration analysis. Built as part of Azure Monitor for Networks, customers now have topological maps for all their Load Balancer configurations and health dashboards for their Standard Load Balancers preconfigured with relevant metrics. Through this, you…

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New container capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
By: Date: 23/05/2020 Categories: azure

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1, we added new container features including full support for rootless Podman, Podman Play/generate Kube, and container images for the Golang toolset (“A minor release with major new container capabilities“). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 hits the ground with an even bigger set of features.  Here’s a quick summary: Update…

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Announcing the general availability of Azure Spot Virtual Machines
By: Date: 13/05/2020 Categories: azure Tags:

Today we’re announcing the general availability of Azure Spot Virtual Machines (VMs). Azure Spot VMs provide access to unused Azure compute capacity at deep discounts. Spot pricing is available on single VMs in addition to VM scale sets (VMSS). This enables you to deploy a broader variety of workloads on Azure while enjoying access to discounted pricing…

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What’s new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2?
By: Date: 30/04/2020 Categories: azure

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2 will be GA soon, and brings new features and improvements to existing ones across the board. RHEL 8.2 includes installation enhancements and a better in place upgrade experience, to resource management for optimizing workloads on large systems, to new container tools to improve use of RHEL and the Red…

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Using VPC Flow Logs to capture and query EKS network communications
By: Date: 24/04/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

Introduction Capturing and querying Amazon EKS and Kubernetes (K8s) cluster traffic is an important skill to possess. It is especially useful during incident-response and when troubleshooting networking issues surrounding nodes, pods, or services in your cluster. Amazon makes it easier to perform capture and query tasks with Amazon VPC Flow Logs and Amazon Athena. Administrators can use Amazon VPC Flow Logs to capture detailed information…

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Optimizing performance with Microsoft SQL Server 2019 on RHEL 8
By: Date: 19/04/2020 Categories: azure

When choosing an operating system for running database workloads like Microsoft SQL Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) offers several unique advantages. But why is this the case? When it comes to picking a database for your mission-critical application, performance is a crucial decision factor. In fact, delivering low latency, and high-throughput application responses comes…

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Using Bring Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP) with Global Accelerator
By: Date: 04/03/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

AWS Global Accelerator is a network service that routes incoming network traffic over the AWS global network to multiple AWS Regions in order to improve performance and availability for your global applications. It makes use of our collection of edge locations and our congestion-free global network to direct traffic based on application health, network health, and the geographic…

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Announcing the preview of Azure Shared Disks for clustered applications
By: Date: 16/02/2020 Categories: azure Tags:

Updated on July 17, 2020: Azure Shared Disks is now generally available. For more information, please refer to the blog post Announcing the general availability of Azure Shared Disks and new Azure Disk Storage enhancements. Today, we are announcing the limited preview of Azure Shared Disks, the industry’s first shared cloud block storage. Azure Shared Disks enables the…

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 Beta now available
By: Date: 30/01/2020 Categories: azure

Today, we’re pleased to announce that the latest beta version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.2, is now available. Maintaining our commitment to a predictable, six-month release cadence for minor platform releases, RHEL 8.2 Beta is designed to make it easier for IT organizations to adopt new, production-ready innovations…

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SQL Server 2019 now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
By: Date: 10/01/2020 Categories: azure

This week, Microsoft certified its SQL Server 2019 release for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. The new version of SQL Server adds Linux support for Replication and Change Data Capture (CDC), distributed transactions (MSDTC), machine learning (in Java, Python, and R), and data virtualization (Polybase) across structured and unstructured data sources.  For RHEL 8,…

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Announcing the general availability of Proximity Placement Groups
By: Date: 21/12/2019 Categories: azure Tags:

Earlier this year, we announced the preview of Azure proximity placement groups to enable customers to achieve co-location of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) resources with low network latency. Today’s general availability of proximity placement groups continues to be particularly useful for workloads that require low latency. In fact, this logical grouping construct ensures that your…

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Announcing the preview of Azure Spot Virtual Machines
By: Date: 10/12/2019 Categories: azure Tags:

We’re announcing the preview of Azure Spot Virtual Machines. Azure Spot Virtual Machines provide access to unused Azure compute capacity at deep discounts. Spot pricing is available on single Virtual Machines in addition to Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS). This enables you to deploy a broader variety of workloads on Azure while enjoying access to…

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AWS Marketplace sessions today at re:Invent
By: Date: 08/12/2019 Categories: AWS Tags: ,

Here are your AWS Marketplace sessions for December 5. Please double-check the AWS re:Invent event catalog to confirm the date, time, and venue for your session! You can also get demos and education from 11 sellers (rotating daily) in the AWS Partner Solutions Experience in the southwest corner of the Venetian expo hall. Follow AWS re:Invent on Twitter or the #reinvent hashtag for…

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What’s new in RHEL 8 file systems and storage
By: Date: 13/10/2019 Categories: azure

There’s a bunch of interesting storage technology in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8- including XFS reflink, enhancements to the Boom boot manager, Stratis file management (tech preview), and broader use cases for File System Direct Access to Persistent Memory Devices (FS-DAX). We’ll touch on all of them here, but let’s start with something even more…

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A journey to the vhost-users realm
By: Date: 29/09/2019 Categories: azure

This post is a technical deep dive into the vhost-user/virtio-pmd architecture targeting high performance userland networking using DPDK, building on the introduction provided by the solution overview post. It is intended for architects and developers who are interested in understanding the nuts and bolts of this architecture, and will be followed by a complementary hands on…

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