Revisiting Unify Dream Machine Pro & Azure Site-to-Site

I received a question on GitHub regarding an old post / repository that setup Site-to-Site Connectivity between my Home Network (running Unify Dream Machine Pro) and Azure. I decided to do more troubleshooting and add some creature comforts to the Terraform solution to help diagnose any issues that arise. I added the following things: Log … Continue reading Revisiting Unify Dream Machine Pro & Azure Site-to-Site

Azure Functions + EventGrid Subscriptions With Terraform

I think I figured it out. I have been working with Serverless Microservices Architecture on Azure for quite some time. I’ve been trying to leverage Terraform to effectively manage the extensive configuration of PaaS services on Azure. Due to immaturity of the Terraform AzureRM provider I’ve encountered well-documented challenges. This is the last major hurdle … Continue reading Azure Functions + EventGrid Subscriptions With Terraform

Using Terraform to Provision Microservices with Azure API Management Backed by Azure Functions

So I’ve talked about the fact that the Azure Function resource in the AzureRM provider does not support the exporting of the Key necessary to integrate Azure Functions with Azure API Management. However, I have recently employed a work around, whereby you are able to export the Azure Function Key using the Resource Group Template … Continue reading Using Terraform to Provision Microservices with Azure API Management Backed by Azure Functions

Azure API Management Backend Management with PowerShell

If you are using API Management you Might have noticed that there is no Azure Portal Access to view the Backends that are created automatically when you import you API from wherever. You might have also noticed it takes a ridiculously long time to provision and API Management resource. Therefore, destroying it completely and re-creating … Continue reading Azure API Management Backend Management with PowerShell

Terraform + Azure DevOps Environment Variable Piping Tips

When establishing good security processes around your software release pipeline it’s important to ensure that secrets are handled with care. As a best practice, I always ensure secrets that need to be used in a CI / CD pipeline are stored in Key Vault and imported into an Azure DevOps Variable Group. This allows the … Continue reading Terraform + Azure DevOps Environment Variable Piping Tips

Azure Serverless Architecture Automation with Terraform Explained

Here is a higher level view of the architecture and all the things that Terraform is provisioning. Based on my previous post, we know that certain things still require manual intervention but Terraform can provision a lot of stuff: Resource Group Event Grid Topics (but no Topics Subscriptions due to Function Access Key limitation) CosmosDB … Continue reading Azure Serverless Architecture Automation with Terraform Explained

Challenges using Terraform with Azure Serverless Architecture

We’ve been exercising the AzureRM and AzureAD Terraform providers with a healthcare client who wants to go serverless with a new product they are building. We’ve been able to automate a significant portion of the infrastructure with relative ease, however, there are limitations to both the Terraform providers and the operational models of Azure Functions … Continue reading Challenges using Terraform with Azure Serverless Architecture