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Proxy requests to AWS ElasticSearch and Kibana using nginx. I use the following nginx configuration, deployed via puppet template. The nginx proxy is an EC2 instance within an AutoScaling Group […]

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I recently started using the aws_okta_keyman utility created by nathan-v to authenticate using Okta MFA when using the AWS CLI on some AWS accounts. This is a very handy tool […]

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Managing terraform versions

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With the large number of individuals and teams using terraform, it can be difficult to work with the many versions of terraform in a large company, or with multiple clients. […]

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The following command will list the current firewall rules: To add a new rule, issue the following command: Next, reload firewalld: List the rules again to confirm: RE: https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/7/html/security_guide/sec-viewing_current_status_and_settings_of_firewalld

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I was building an AWS Code Pipeline recently with terraform to deploy a new rails application on an ECS cluster and encountered the following error: The problem in the buildspec.yml […]

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I was recently working on a problem with Tableau Server where restore operations were failing due to a ServiceOperationTimeoutException. The restore was failing to a new server, that was maintained […]

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Even though a user is in the Administrators group, when opening a powershell console, or running a scheduled task, even with “highest privileges”, the powershell script does not run with […]

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Migrating from Rackspace to AWS

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I finally migrated my web and email hosting from Rackspace to AWS. I have been with Rackspace since the Slicehost days, back in September of 2009. I’ve gone from having […]

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A common issue with SQL Server Reporting Services is to proxy the server so it is not exposed on the internet. This is difficult to do with nginx, apache, and […]

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Migrating DNS Domain to new Registrar

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A not so common task for most is to migrate a domain from one registrar to another. One of the most important things that you can do to ensure the […]

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