Who should attend
- Customers that are looking to modernize their applications by leveraging AKS
- Customers that are looking to improve their skill set and knowledge of running production workloads in AKS
- App Developers
- Software Engineers
- Cloud Solution Architects
To be successful and get the most out of this OpenHack and to avoid any delays with downloading or installing tooling, you are encouraged to have the following ready to go and to review the links and resources listed (as needed for upskilling).
- Visual Studio or VSCode
- Docker for Windows or Docker for Mac
- Terminal environment: Powershell or Bash
- Azure CLI v2.0.70+ installed in terminal of choice
- Kubectl v1.15.x installed in terminal of choice
- Helm 2.14.2
- Review the following links and resources:
- Docker Networking
- Kubernetes Basics Tutorial
- Optional self-paced workshop on AKS for more hands on preparation prior to the OpenHack event
- Pull the SQL Server Docker image: docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/mssql/server:2017-latest
What tools will I need?
- You will need Docker, Command Prompt (powershell/bash/wsl), kubectl, and Helm. VSCode which the Kubernetes extension is also useful.
The challenges in this OpenHack are inspired from real-world scenarios where customers are looking to modernize their application by moving to containers, so that they can meet the demands of their large, and scaling, workloads.
During the “hacking” attendees will focus on configuring an AKS cluster with production concerns in mind such as security (secret management and RBAC) and observability (logging and monitoring).
By the end of the OpenHack, attendees will have built out a technical solution that has cluster(s) ready for production – meeting top-quality security, observability and networking requirements.
Linux and Windows Containers, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Registry, Virtual Machine, Networking, Storage, Azure Monitor, Key Vault, Service Mesh
- Application Containerization: move services to container technology and leverage the cloud using AKS
- Security: networking, RBAC and secret management to ensure correct permissions for each cluster
- Mixed-Workloads: running both Windows and Linux workloads in a single cluster
- Observability: the ability to understand and manage the health of your applications through tools like Azure Monitor