I just finished updating my Azure Stack ASDK to the latest 1901 version. Before the upgrade I was messing around with the Kubernetes cluster offering, and I wanted to get that added back to my ASDK now that I’ve performed the update. I rushed through the process, and of course got an error. And that error was not very helpful. Just in case you’re like me, and missed a step in the setup for K8s on Azure Stack, here are the various error messages and the solution.
The TL;DR? Add the Service Principal you created for K8s as a Contributor on the subscription the cluster will be running in.
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If you were going to build a brand new application today, your approach would probably be fundamentally different than five or ten years ago. And I do mean fundamentally, as in the fundaments of the architecture would be different. In the last ten years we have moved rapidly from traditional three-tier applications to 12-factor apps using microservices, and now things are shifting again to serverless. That’s all well and good for any business looking to build a new application, but what about organizations that have traditional applications? I’ve also heard them called legacy or heritage applications. These applications are deeply ingrained in the business and are often what is actually generating the bulk of a company’s revenue. The company cannot survive without these applications, and modernizing them will be costly and fraught with risk. Due to the inherent risk, most companies opt to either keep these applications running on-premises or move them as-is to the public cloud, aka life and shift. That’s the reality we’re living with today, but tomorrow is knocking on the door and promising hybrid cloud to fix all this. What’s the reality and what’s the hype? And what is the most likely journey for most companies?
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Well, it wasn’t even close. As mentioned in my previous post, I am moving to a less hands on role, and I want to keep close to the technology. The concept of running Windows container hosts in a Kubernetes cluster fascinates me and it appears that I wasn’t alone. With 82% of the votes on my Twitter poll, it was the clear winner. Now I guess I actually need to start diving in, and by diving in, I mean reading docs.
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