Intro to Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Use Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall to help secure egress traffic... What Is Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall? Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall is a highly available, fully-managed service/firewall that leverages domain lists and rule groups to provide an additional layer security for outbound DNS traffic. It enables granular control over DNS querying behavior within your … Continue reading Intro to Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

Autogenerate Documentation with terraform-docs and GitHub Actions

Using terraform-docs to limit my exposure to Markdown while also providing updated documentation when I do code commits?!?! Screenshots to Markdown At some point pretty early in my IT career, I started taking screenshots of the work I was doing. Initially, I did this to reinforce in my own mind, the steps required to configure … Continue reading Autogenerate Documentation with terraform-docs and GitHub Actions

Deploying AWS LZA with pre-existing Control Tower

Multi-account landing zones have been the defacto standard for how to architect environments from a governance and compliance standpoint in AWS. Control Tower is an AWS service that was released in 2019, enabling customers to quickly and easily deploy the framework for a well-architected landing zone . More recently, AWS released Landing Zone Accelerator (LZA), … Continue reading Deploying AWS LZA with pre-existing Control Tower

Customizing the Amazon WorkSpaces Client

Overview Earlier this month, AWS announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API could now be used to modify the appearance of the WorkSpaces client to enhance the end user experience. The updated API allows you to add a logo, login message, forgot password, and support links unique to your organization. What aspects of the WorkSpaces client … Continue reading Customizing the Amazon WorkSpaces Client

Why the heck can’t I connect to my stuff running in VMC from AWS?!?

When it comes to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), the devil is in the networking details. For those out there unfamiliar with VMC, it is an service that was jointly developed between AWS and VMware, and is fully managed by VMware. It is essentially a VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) as-a-Service running within the … Continue reading Why the heck can’t I connect to my stuff running in VMC from AWS?!?

Adding an Amazon Linux 2 Instance to Veeam using Private Key Credentials

Overview There may come a time when you wish to add an AWS Amazon Linux 2 EC2 instance as a managed server in Veeam Backup and Recovery. In this specific case, I was simply playing around with Veeam backup job settings with a Veeam Backup and Replication Server hosted on a VMware Cloud on AWS … Continue reading Adding an Amazon Linux 2 Instance to Veeam using Private Key Credentials