AWS

#112 AWS: IAM policy for Glacier


I had a request for a full access to Glacier. I had to explain that full access is an overkill and that full access to a vault should be sufficient. So, the requester will have full access to his vault, but won’t be able to create, modify or delete any...

AWS

#111 AWS: Migrate VMs from VMware vCenter to Amazon AWS using AWS Connector


Recently, I wrote a blog post about migrating VMs from VMware vCenter to AWS using basic export OVA/OVF files. Amazon made a connector that ties your vCenter to AWS so the export is kind of simplified, but the configuration is not. While using the export as...

pfSense

#110 pfSense, Plex: Access your media from the Internet


I use Plex to watch some of my movies, but I’ve always watched them from home. Because I was going on vacation, I decided to enable Plex to stream my movies over the Internet. My pfSense is release 2.3.4 and Plex is 1.7.5.4035. You will need a paid Plex...

AWS

#109 AWS: Restore MS SQL database to RDS


I had to migrate a SQL 2014 database from our on-prem environment to AWS. The requirement was to use RDS. So, these are the steps that I’ve taken in order to successfully migrate the database. You can also check the official AWS link here. First, take a...

AWS

#108 AWS: Migrate VMs from VMware vCenter to Amazon AWS


I needed to move some VMs from my home lab (vCenter 5.5) to my Amazon AWS cloud account. This is what I did. First, you have to prepare the VM. If you have any vmxnet* network card, you have to delete it from the properties of the VM in vCenter. Second, make...

FreeBSD

#107 FreeBSD: Install nginx – virtual hosts, PHP, MySQL and WordPress


I’ve decided to play with nginx to see how different is from Apache. The best way to experiment is to have an end goal, e.g. a working WordPress site. I will be using FreeBSD 11.0 and for that I’ve created a public server in AWS cloud. The...

FreeBSD

#106 FreeBSD: Install BitBucket


Bitbucket is a web-based hosting service for projects that use either the Mercurial (since launch) or Git (since October 2011) revision control systems. In this post I’ll show you how to install BitBucket on a FreeBSD server. First, we need some...

AWS

#105 AWS: Find unused security groups and volumes


I made two scripts using Python and boto that will list all unused security groups and volumes for your account. Make sure you have aws cli already installed and configured (see my other post). In addition, you’ll need python 2.x and boto (pip install...