Using the Terraform resource azapi_update_resource to update Azure resources that are not yet supported in AzureRM provider

A few months ago, there was an announcement of AzAPI terraform provider, that enables you to manage any Azure resource type using any API version. You may be wondering, why the need for this? Some times with new resource updates…

Power BI Gateway error when connecting to PostgreSQL fix

A very quick blog post to detail a quick fix I found when attempting to create a Power BI on-premise Gateway connectivity to PostgreSQL. Setting up on-premise gateway and applying fix Setting up a standard on-premise gateway for data integration,…

Creating Terraform Variables from Azure DevOps Pipeline Variables

Deploying Terraform using an Azure DevOps pipeline, you can use pipeline variables as part of your Terraform variables, in this blog post I will show you how. With Terraform, you are probably using .tfvars if deploying the multiple environments -…

Writing reusable Terraform modules

Are you using Terraform? Deploying to multiple environments? Terraform code duplication? If you answered yes, in this blog post I am going to look at creating reusable Terraform modules including the basics, benefits and why you should be using them…

Microsoft Build In-Person UK Event 2022

It has been 2.5 years from my last in person event, what a pleasure it was to see an email arrive with an invite to attend Microsoft Build UK in person event! What a totally epic event it was, met…

If, elseif or else in Azure DevOps Pipelines

Writing Azure DevOps Pipelines YAML, have you thought about including some conditional expressions? In this blog post, I am going to show how you can use If, elseif or else expressions to assist in your pipeline creation Probably the most…

Analyze your Kubernetes YAML files and Helm Charts to ensure best practices using KuberLinter in Azure DevOps Pipeline

Deploying a number of YAML files or Helm Charts as part of your Kubernetes deployment? Unsure if they are representing best practices? KubeLinter will help you to achieve best practices within your YAML configurations & Helm Charts - I will…

Creating dynamic variables during a pipeline run in Azure DevOps

In Azure DevOps Pipelines - you can create variables "on the fly" during your pipeline run! Wanting to create a variable such as resource ID, location of a resource in Azure etc? This blog post is for you! I will…

Deploying a container image to Azure Container Registry using a GitHub Action with Azure CLI

Storing your application container images in Azure Container Registry(ACR)? In this blog post, I am going to show how you can deploy a new container image to ACR automatically using a GitHub Action when there has been a merge to…

Referencing Azure Key Vault secrets in Terraform

A quick blog post on how to store your secrets in Azure Key Vault and referencing them within your Terraform configurations. The Azure Key Vault and secrets Azure key Vault and secrets is certainly the recommended approach for storing secrets…