What is a Service Fabric cluster?
A Service Fabric cluster is a network-connected set of virtual or physical machines on which your microservices are deployed and managed. A machine or VM that is part of a cluster is called a cluster node. If the cluster nodes are not being used efficiently, you can reduce the number of cluster nodes.
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How do I create an Sfpkg file?
To create an sfpkg, start with a folder that contains the original application package, compressed or not. Then use any utility to compress the folder with the extension “. sfpkg”. For example, use ZipFile.
Where is the compressed version of Service Fabric stored?
If the package is compressed, it is stored as such in the cluster image store and is uncompressed on the node before running the application. Compression replaces the valid Service Fabric package with the compressed version. The folder must allow write permissions.
How does compression work in Azure Service Fabric?
The deployment mechanism is the same for compressed and uncompressed packets. If the package is compressed, it is stored as such in the cluster image store and is uncompressed on the node before running the application. Compression replaces the valid Service Fabric package with the compressed version.
How to download and install the standalone Service Fabric client?
Once it’s downloaded successfully, copy it over the RDP connection to your virtual machine and paste it on your desktop. Select the zip file, open the context menu and select Extract All > Extract. As you extract the files, it will create a folder on your desktop with the same name as the zip file.
How does Service Fabric provide reliability and scalability?
To provide scalability and reliability, Service Fabric distributes actors across the cluster and automatically migrates them from failed nodes to healthy nodes as needed. This is an abstraction over a reliable partitioned and stateful service.