Docker on Linux on WSL 2 on Windows!

By | 2020-09-19

Confession time: Despite my best intentions (and all of the time I’ve spent studying for AWS certifications), I still *stink* at Linux! I mean I can get around, edit things, start/stop services, but I don’t understand it in the fundamental way that I understand windows. I have been meaning to get better at it (honest!)…… Read More »

Multi-cloud management with Morpheus Data

By | 2019-11-08

I spent some time out in California with several tech/cloud/awesome companies for Cloud Field Day 6 (as well as some amazing cloud delegates!) and I’ve been meaning to write about some of the really cool stuff that I saw out there. So with that I want to tell you about Morpheus Data. The Problem Your… Read More »

I’m going to Cloud Field Day 6!

By | 2019-09-17

What is it? Tech Field Days are multi-day presentation type events geared towards connecting companies that have an interesting product with “independent thought leaders/bloggers/writers/pod-casters”… or as in my case “people who ask lots of dumb questions of smart people”. Tech Field Day runs several “field days” per year. Each one dedicated to a specific slice… Read More »

Windows Boy in a Mac World

By | 2019-08-02

How to configure VScode, Github, & A Cloud Drive across Windows 10 and OS X I just recently got a Macbook Pro from my office. They said I was due for a system refresh & the 2 systems I’ve been using have been sufficient for my needs. So after *years* of wanting one but not… Read More »

How to add a touch function to PowerShell

By | 2019-05-07

I really like the mac/*nix ability to use touch to create a new file: I wanted to be able to do it in Windows PowerShell – here’s how you do it: Creating a temp function Run the following command from the PowerShell terminal: Making it permanent This is just slightly trickier. *IF* you already have… Read More »

First look at AWS Backup

By | 2019-02-26

One of the glaring misses in the AWS portfolio had been a consolidated, concise mechanism for backing up all yo’ stuffs without having to go 3rd party. While I am a *huge* fan of the Veeam product line… as of now you can’t use it to back up AWS RDS (as well as several other… Read More »

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AWS EFS & S3 Case Study

By | 2019-02-19

I recently helped a customer migrate from Azure to AWS and they had some unique and interesting storage needs that I thought would be excellent material for a blog post. What made this particular design interesting from a storage perspective was the customer’s syncing requirements. Background Customer X was having some issues with their Azure… Read More »

re:Invent Dev Chat CloudFormation Template

By | 2018-11-30

(or – OH MY GOD I TALKED AT RE:INVENT!!!) This last week was the big AWS conference called re:Invent.  I’ll have more to talk about on it later but for right now I promised the good folks who watched our Dev Chat that I’d post my CFT on github.  So here it is: 

Cross account VPC to VPC Peering

By | 2018-08-21

I’m currently playing with multiple VPCs in multiple accounts.  As a result of my home lab experiments gone awry I now find myself in need of connecting VPCs to each other that aren’t even in the same account.  This is the step-by-step process for establishing VPC peering connectivity across multiple accounts.  Before you begin, ensure that… Read More »

Using AWS Server Migration Service (SMS)

By | 2018-07-26

In my previous article I described how to establish a VPN connection between an AWS VPC and an on-premises datacenter. The next logical step is moving workloads up to the VPC! In this article we’re going to use AWS native SMS service to do just that. Pre-requisites for a VMware based environment here’s the tl;dr:… Read More »

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