//Cloud notes from my desk -Maheshk

"Fortunate are those who take the first steps.” ― Paulo Coelho

WIIFM-“Powershell available on Linux”

When I first read this announcement – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-is-open-sourced-and-is-available-on-linux/, I thought what the heck we are trying to solve when “Bash/Python/Perl” Linux already has got for automation & scripting. But it is proved wrong after this video – https://youtu.be/2WZwv7TxqZ0

But once again, this is a very cool move from our Powershell team by opening up the source code + extending support to Linux and MacOS. Devops would love this for sure, it comes handy for managing or automating Azure resources across the OS. They are plans to include most of the modules down the line so that, seamless execution for sure.

Keytakeaway:- If we have any PS script written in Windows say Azure VM creation or management /Dockers/AWS storage/VMware resource management etc then we can reuse the same script in Linux & Macos. There is no difference in the syntax. Just copy paste should work without any difference.

Sweet – “We are partnering with third party companies – Chef, Amazon Web Services, VMware, and Google to name a few – to create a rich, seamless experience across the platforms you know and use.”

Write once, runs any ware philosophy –heterogeneous management toolset.


2016-08-22 Posted by | Azure, DevOps, Linux, Open Source, OSS, Powershell | | Leave a comment

Issue with Android Emulator running under Hyper-V (VM’s)

Recently I prepared a VM in our lab for checking an issue repro. The issue was with Android Studio running(Java code) hitting Azure Storage blobs throwing an exception for some weird reason. So quickly jumped in creating a Lab machine and installed all the software like Android Studio, ton of updates and 90+ packages having various emulators. It took quite sometime to install everything(tiring), fix the Java path(this is pain and behaves differently between editors) etc.

After setting up all, I ran the code for the first time happily but got this error which brought everything to halt. After bit of research, learned that we cannot run phone emulators within a Hyper-Vised (VM‘s), looks like emulator runs under another Hyper-V which means running Hyper-V in another Hyper-V not supported.  


Solution:- We may have to use our own laptop/physical machine connecting to phone directly with USB cable Sad smile. This gives good experience rather emulator way. this is also faster when it comes to debugging or disconnect or redeploy or tracing end to end.

Let me know if there is a way to mitigate this along with your dev setup experience. Any tips and tricks also welcome..

Happy learning !

2016-08-03 Posted by | Andriod, OSS | | Leave a comment


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