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How To Deploy A New Container Group Using Azure PowerShell

By | Cloud | No Comments

Deploying A New Container Group Using Azure PowerShell Before starting, a MSDN account is needed to use the Azure platform, please refer to your manager for further information. In this tutorial, the PowerShell commandlets will be used to deploy a Windows image that packages Internet Information Services (IIS). Launch the command prompt and type az login to authenticate on the Azure platform (see below): Wait until a browser is launched so that you can login (see below): You have logged into Microsoft Azure!…

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How To Create A New Container Group Using Azure CLI

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Steps To Create A New Container Group Using Azure CLI Before starting to create a container group, a MSDN account is needed to use the Azure platform, please refer to your manager for further information. In this tutorial, the Azure CLI command-line tool will be install on Windows and we will deploy a website running the open source GHOST platform. Choose the right operating system to install the command-line tool. The information can be found here. When the installation…

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How To Deploy Office Web Apps Server 2013

By | Application integration & Middleware, Enterprise content management | No Comments

The 4 Steps Of Office Web Apps Server 2013 Installation Office Web Apps provides browser-based versions of Excel, One Note, Word and PowerPoint. It also helps users who access files through SharePoint 2013. The objective of this topic is to define the steps to install office web apps 2013, create the farm and the binding so that it can be used within SharePoint 2013 test environment. For this example, we have the following systems in…

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SharePoint Application Server Role, Web Server IIS Role Error

By | Application integration & Middleware, Enterprise content management | 2 Comments

Bypassing SharePoint Server 2013 Prerequisites Installation Error On Windows Server 2016   SYMPTOMS Before running the setup of SharePoint 2013 on Windows Server 2016, the prerequisites as the application server role and the web server role have to be installed and during that process, the following error message appears: ROOT CAUSE This error occurs when one or more of the following conditions is true: The product preparation tool does not progress past the configuring application…

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Deploying SQL Server 2019 AGs on K8s with helm charts

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, SQL Server | One Comment

This write-up follows my first article about helm chart with SQL Server. This time, I would like to cover the availability groups topic and how to deploy them with helm charts. In fact, to go through this feature for AGs was motivated to its usage in our Azure DevOps CI pipeline in order to deploy a configurable one on an AKS cluster with SQL Server 2019. If you look carefully at the release pipeline, Windocks…

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Azure SQL Managed instances, Business Critical Tier and high availability

By | Cloud, SQL Server | No Comments

Last blog of this year 2018 with SQL databases and Cloud Azure and this is not trivial choice. <Speculation mode> I would say year 2019 could be important for all stakeholders. Cloud transformation has begun in many forms at customer shops and we heard about some big actors who are coming in Switzerland including Azure or Google. Data Platforms services will not be an exception in some degree of magnitude … <end of speculation mode>….

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Deploying SQL Server on K8s with Helm charts

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes | No Comments

During the last DockerCon EU in Barcelona, I heard a lot about Helm with K8s architectures. It was also a good opportunity to write about it after attending to this conference. In a nutshell, Helm is a package manager for K8s and you may think of it like the other ones available on the Linux side with apt, yum or zypper to cite few of them. Helm charts are a key component of the Helm architecture and…

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First immersion in the Docker Conference EU 2018

By | DevOps, Docker | No Comments

In short, a very interesting event for both Devs and Ops. Every day was organized around workshops, hands-on-labs sessions and Hallway tracks. My colleague Mehdi Bada and I tried to attend as much sessions as possible but obviously it was difficult to cover all the topics. Anyway, workshops and hands-on-labs were very interesting especially if you like to mix theory and practice. But I had to admit sometimes we got in trouble to keep up…

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SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.1 – A replacement of DBCC PAGE command?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, SQL Server | No Comments

Did you ever use the famous DBCC PAGE command? Folks who are interested in digging further to the SQL Server storage already use it for a while. We also use it during our SQL Server performance workshop by the way. But the usage of such command may sometimes go beyond and it may be used for some troubleshooting scenarios. For instance, last week, I had to investigate a locking contention scenario where I had to…

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Is there too much memory for my SQL Server instance?

By | Database Administration & Monitoring, SQL Server | 2 Comments

Is there too much memory for my SQL Server instance? This is definitely an uncommon question I had to deal with of my customers a couple of weeks ago. Usually DBAs complain when they don’t have enough memory for environments they have to manage and the fact is SQL Server (like other SGBDRs) provides a plenty of tools for memory pressure troubleshooting. But what about of the opposite? This question raised in a context of an environment…

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