Minikube on Windows stops responding

This is a quick post to try and help anyone else who runs into an issue with Minikube on Windows suddenly not responding to commands. The solution is actually quite straightforward and in fact in the documentation (I did RTFM and had previously recreated the hyper-v switch which solved the issue for a little while) TL;DR Jump straight to the solution below Minikube is a fantastic tool for trying out Kubernetes without needing to have a full blown cluster at your disposable. I talk about and use Minikube as part of a talk I give around Kubernetes and recently I've run into an issue where Miniku…

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Asp.net Core 2.0 Identity with multiple OIDC providers

I ran into an issue working on an OpenId Connect (OIDC) project recently and it turned out to be due to my usage rather than a bug, however I don't think it was obvious what I was doing wrong. Once I found out the answer I wanted to use this blog post to record it here in case I run into it again in future and if it helps someone else then that's great too. I was adding multiple OpenId Connect configurations to a brand new ASP.net Core 2.0 project and depending on which endpoint I clicked on I was seeing a rather unhelpful error message. The relevant Startup.cs snippet was services…

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Introduction to AKS - Managed Kubernetes Service on Azure

To paraphrase Marc Andreessen, Kubernetes is eating the world. Microsoft today (24th October 2017) announced the public preview of the AKS, a fully managed Kubernetes Service running on Azure. TL;DR### AKS is to Azure what GKE is to Google Cloud Platform. Kubernetes on Azure Sure you've been able to run Kubernetes on Azure for a while, so why AKS and how does it differentiate itself from the other solutions on Azure? Broadly speaking you have 3 choices for running Kubernetes on Azure. Kubernetes the hard way - spin up the infrastructure and install it yourself. Azure Container Service (ACS) -…

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Windows containers on Azure Container Instance

If you're experimenting with Windows containers and want a super quick way to get started with running the containers you can't get anything easier than Azure Container Instances (ACI). At MS Ignite 2017 Microsoft officially announced you can now run Windows containers on Azure Container Instances (it is still in preview though). Its pretty easy to get started, especially with the command line interface (cli), we're using the Cloud Shell to make things even easier here. First lets create a new resource group for our container instance (this is identical for linux or windows containers). az gro…

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