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Cloud Price Calculator Azure vs AWS vs Google

Came across this amazing website which provides a price calculator to estimate the cost of workloads on different public clouds. You need to fill the online form with different parameters like number of instances, their specs (RAM, CPU, DISK etc), geographic location, duration etc. After submitting the form, it gives a detailed report suggesting which VM template to use in the cloud and how much it will cost in different time durations. By default it gives pricing for Azure, AWS and Google public cloud , but you can add more cloud providers a well.

A must have resource for cloud professionals: https://calculator.unigma.com

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EntityException: The underlying provider failed on Open

 Issue: When you try to launch a local ASP.NET MVC web application on Azure you receive following error:

[EntityException: The underlying provider failed on Open.]
   …http://System.Data.Entity.Core.EntityClient.EntityConnection.Open () +324
   http://ASP.NET _MVC5_Bootstrap_3._3._4_LESS1.Controllers.farmersController.Index(String sortOrder, String searchString, Nullable`1 page, String currentFilter) +99
SqlException (0x80131904): A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable to locate a Local Database Runtime installation. Verify that SQL Server Express is properly installed and that the Local Database Runtime feature is enabled.)

Cause: Most probably this issue occurs when web application is attempts to reference a local database, which it wouldn't find which is causing that error.

Solution: To resolve above issue follow these steps:
1. Go to Azure Portal > Web App > settings > Application Settings.
2. Under connection strings verify that the connection string was correctly deployed.

Deploying stateless service in Microsoft Azure

As Public Cloud are becoming an integral part of modern IT , organizations are exploring how they deploy and run a Stateless Service in Microsoft Azure cloud. Stateless services does not maintain their state in a persistent manner.

If you are planning on designing a an application which can be deployed as a stateless service these resources will help you to have more understanding on this :

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/service-fabric-application-scenarios/

http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/azure/understanding-azure-service-fabric-microsofts-next-generation-paas-platform.html 

http://blog.geist.no/azure-service-fabric-introduction-getting-it-running

Some packages are not compatible with UAP

You may get following error messages when trying to install  some Azure packages in UWP application:

Microsoft.Data.OData 5.7.0 is not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0.
System.Spatial 5.7.0 is not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0.
Microsoft.Data.Edm 5.7.0 is not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0.
Some packages are not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0
Microsoft.Xaml.Behaviors.Uwp.Managed 1.1.0 is not compatible with UAP,Version=v10.0

Solution : As per this article on stack overflow , you need to follow these steps:

  • download the latest version of nuget.exe from https://dist.nuget.org/index.html
  • list the local cache with this command: nuget locals all -list
  • clear all caches with this command: nuget locals all -clear

Still if you are having the same issue please refer to this ink : https://github.com/Microsoft/vsts-agent/issues/435

AWS Cloud Training in Delhi and Noida

Please contact us if you are looking for AWS Cloud training in Delhi. We are a team of AWS experts who are working with top IT companies and helping customers to adopt and migrate their applications to the Cloud.
Below is the course outline for AWS Cloud Training in Noida:
  • Introduction and History of AWS
  • AWS Foundational Services: EC2, VPC, S3, EBS
  • AWS Security, Identity, and Access Management: IAM
  • AWS Databases: RDS, DynamoDB
  • AWS Management Tools: Auto Scaling, CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing, Trusted Advisor
After completing the course you will be able to :
  • Recognize terminology and concepts as they relate to the AWS platform and navigate the AWS Management Console.
  • Understand the foundational services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).
  • Understand the security measures AWS provides and key concepts of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).
  • Understand AWS database services, including Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).
  • Understand AWS management tools, including Auto Scaling, Amazon CloudWatch, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and AWS Trusted Advisor.
Please fill up the contact form (top right corner) for more information.

Event ID 68518–The virtual machine couldn't be replicated

Problem:  You are trying to replicate a server to Azure and receiving the error “The virtual machine couldn't be replicated” and an event is generated with following Description:

Error ID : 68518
Possible causes : More than 20% of the replication cycles for virtual machine 'Treeserver' in cloud/site 'CND'   have been missed. Replication couldn't complete because of issues with   connectivity to the Azure storage account.

Recommendation : Fix any issues in the Event Viewer logs (Applications and   Service Logs - MicrosoftAzureRecoveryServices) on the Hyper-V host server and   if required resume the replication.

Solution : This problem is occurs when you don't have enough space on the local drive of the server which you are replicating. The only option is to increase the local disk space. Please refer to this KP Article published by Microsoft:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/kb/3184854

Blogger is not working with Wndows Live Writer

You might be wondering why Blogger is not working with Wndows Live Writer and you cant login to Blogger from Windows Live Writer during the initial configuration. Actually Google has stopped support for Windows Live Writer because Microsoft did not upgrade the application and gradually stopped it from new releases.Using an application which is not getting updated is a security concern from Google which is good thing. If you still need a similar desktop based tool to edit Blogger posts , there is an alternative called Open Live Writer. You can download it here : http://openlivewriter.org/ .

Here are the tutorials to configure adding a Blogger account in Open Live Writer:

How Get Reliance Jio SIM Without LYF Phone

So you are also excited like me to try out the newly launched 4G data services from Reliance Jio. Currently the only option to experience Reliance Jio 4G internet is to buy their LYF brand phones and get the 3 months of data subscription free. After three months you can buy different data plans available to suit pocket.

But if you already have a 4G enabled smart phone and thinking of How to Get Reliance Jio SIM Without LYF Phone?  Don't worry you can still try out these options to get the Jio SIM for your smartphone :

1. Find someone in your friend circle who works for Reliance. The employees of Reliance can refer some people to get Jio 4G SIM..so try your luck.

2. You can make use Reliance Jio Preview Offer which is available for certian devices. You just need to download the JioApp to get started and follow the instructions on the app. You can explore more on the link https://www.jio.com/preview/partner


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