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…

Using Azure Container Apps and KEDA to create self-hosted scalable Azure DevOps Agents deployed using Azure DevOps and Azure CLI

You may have the requirement of creating self-hosted agents in Azure DevOps, there are multiple ways of doing this including Virtual Machine, Virtual Machine Scaleset & various Container-type approaches. In this blog I am going to to be using Azure…

Deleted APIM Instance and get error ServiceAlreadyExistsInSoftDeletedState when redeploying

Was recently deploying an APIM instance using automaton and noticed error ServiceAlreadyExistsInSoftDeletedState in the output. Full error below Error: creating/updating Api Management: (Service Name "tamops-apim-test" / Resource Group "tamops-apim-test-rg"): apimanagement.ServiceClient#CreateOrUpdate: Failure sending request: StatusCode=0 -- Original Error: autorest/azure: Service returned…

Deploy to Azure Container App from Azure Container Registry using a CI/CD Azure DevOps Pipeline and Azure CLI

Azure Container Apps are relatively new in Azure, still in Preview as of writing this blog post. In this blog, I will be deploying to Azure Container App from Azure Container Registry using a CI/CD Azure DevOps Pipeline and Azure…