Category: Microsoft Azure

Is Microsoft running out of capacity?

When we talk about Cloud and Cloud Services, most people imagine “unlimited resources at your disposal”, and sure in most situations the capacity of the cloud providers are sufficient to make you feel like you have unlimited resources (if you ignore things that is already in place to stop you from consuming all the resources, like account limitations…) but that might have to change…

According to TechSpot and The Information, Microsofts Cloud Service: Azure, is currently operating at reduced capacity and this might mean that certain services are no longer available to the users, or you are limited in the amount of services you are allowed to deploy.

The reason behind this, according to the news sites, is again, the global chip shortages.

Turn on and off your AKS (Azure Kubernetes)!

Turning off your AKS will reduce cost, since all your nodes will be shut down.

Turning it off:

Stop-AzAksCluster -Name myAKSCluster -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup

And then turning it back on:

Start-AzAksCluster -Name myAKSCluster -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup

If your an Azure N00b like me, and you get “Resource Group not found”, change into the correct subscription using either name or id, with:

Select-AzSubscription -SubscriptionName 'Subscription Name'


Select-AzSubscription -SubscriptionId 'XXXX-XXXXX-XXXXXXX-XXXX'

Thats it for today!