Secrets in Kubernetes are not really secret. You should store all your cloud-related secrets in a vault anyway, so why not access this vault from your Kubernetes cluster. If you are using Azure, Azure KeyVault is the most logical place to store your secrets. This blogpost tells you how to access the KeyVault from an ASP.NET Core application running on AKS.
Persistent Storage and Volumes using Kubernetes on Azure with AKS or Azure Container Service
Many applications hosted in a Docker container need a volume to store data on or to read from. The data can’t be stored in the Docker container itself because the data will be lost after a restart or when the container crashes. Persistent Storage has an independent lifecycle of a Pod. This blogposts shows the most used possibilities to use persistent storage using Kubernetes on Azure.
Logging to Azure Application Insights from .NET Core 2 running in a Docker Container (or Azure webapp)
Logging in .NET Core 2 is made really easy.
There is a generic logger implementation which logs to the Console and to Application Insights by default. You only have to configure the instrumentationkey like this:
Automate the deployment of .NET Core 2 Docker containers to Kubernetes with Azure Container Service and Azure Container Registry using VSTS
Previous blogpost coveres all steps to create a Docker Image from a .NET Core 2 WebAPI application on your local machine. After that, the Docker Image was pushed to Azure Container Registry (ACR). The deployment to Kubernetes pulled this Docker Image from ACR and runs a number of instances. All steps were executed manually. Let’s automate this using VSTS.
Run .NET Core 2 Docker images in Kubernetes using Azure Container Service and Azure Container Registry
This blogpost shows you the bare minimal steps to run .NET Core 2 Docker images in Kubernetes. Kubernetes is hosted in Azure with Azure Container Service and we are using Azure Container Registry as our private Docker Hub.