DevOps

#136 Terraform: Deploy WordPress on AWS Linux using Terraform, EC2, RDS and EFS


I’ve started playing with Terraform in order to automate some server builds and found it to be very useful. It has its own quirks, strange JSON-like syntax and it takes some time to get fully on-board. I’ve noticed several bugs but there is always...

Linux

#135 CentOS: Expand root LVM partition


Let’s say you have a 10GB single disk in a VM running CentOS and you want to expand the root partition. Increase the disk to 20GB from VMWare console. This is how it will look like. You’ve added 10 extra gigs, but there are no changes. Or if you...

Azure

#134 Azure: Connect your local AD domain to Azure AD


In this post I’ll describe how to connect/integrate your on-prem domain with Azure AD and enable SSO. So, when you want to log to your Office 365 subscription or access your Azure resources, you can just type your username and you’ll be logged on...

Programming

#133 Go lang: Battleship game


I’ve decided to play with the Go language and what better way to learn than to give yourself a small task and see if you can make it. So, I’ve made a small variant of the Battleship game. It’s my first project in Go and it can be much better...

DevOps

#132 splunk: Quick Install Guide


In this post I’ll describe how to install Splunk on a CentOS 7.x server, join it to the AD, install SSL certificates and configure reverse proxy. In addition, I’ll install forwarders on Windows, FreeBSD and CentOS. The version of Splunk that I am...

AWS

#131 AWS, Azure: Site to site VPN with strongswan on CentOS 7.x


In this post I’ll describe how to configure a VPN connection between AWS and Azure using strongswan running on CentOS 7.x. I’ll have 2 instances in each cloud for this purpose, I’ll call them vpnA, clientA in AWS and vpnB and clientB in...

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#130: What to Consider When Switching Your Web Host


Throughout the course of its development business requires changes. At the early stages, a simple website on shared hosting or VPS can work pretty well. However, needs increase with its growth. There are different reasons to consider changing a web host....

AWS

#129 vCenter, AWS: Backup VMs in vCenter to AWS S3


In my home lab, I run vCenter 6.7 with several ESXi hosts and since I built the lab I never did any backups. Now that my VMs are not test VMs and they became fairly important, I’ve decided to take care of the backups. Initially, I was thinking of using...