Daily Notes – AWS Solutions Architect Lesson 3 – S3 Part 2

My current breakdown for studying works out to about 1 hour per 10 minutes of content. The full Exam Prep Video is 10 hours and 26 minutes. In minutes, the video is 626 minutes long. That means that it will take me about 62.6 hours to get through the content of this course. I can spread that out over the next 3 weeks, which puts me at December 15th to have the basic theory under my belt. That then means that I will have approximately 30 days to collate my knowledge and run through practice exams. That is extremely doable.

HomeLab Tutorials – Part 2 – Standing up a Domain Controller with IDM

In our last episode, we learned how to configure a static DNS provider for our homelab network. Having a static DNS provider is my baseline requirement for a functioning homelab environment. The other big hurdle is coherent credentialing and file access. RedHat IDM (IDentity Manager) is a implementation of directory management which provides a native and centralized solution for domain asset management in Linux.

Chef Tutorials – Part 3 – Configuring A Chef Infrastructure Node

Chef is a pull based Central Management service. That means that the client machine PULLS information from the Central Management service. By default, without running the chef client cookbook as shown above, the client will run ONLY when it is invoked manually by a user. Manual invocation is highly useful for testing purposes, but totally defeats the point of automation in a production environment.

Chef Tutorials – Part 2 – Configuring A Chef Infrastructure Workstation

This tutorial is part two (Part One Found Here) of a multi-part series detailing the basic use of Chef Infrastructure. I am making this series to help cement my knowledge of the Chef ecosystem, and provide the knowledge I am earning to other people without too many layers of abstraction. Below is an annotated command list which describes the process I used to configure my Chef Workstation.