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
Deploying Linux Desktops and Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0
Overview I suppose its impossible to keep up with every AWS announcement, even for some of your favorite services. I can't really even remember how I came across this but on November 16, 2021, AWS announced that, "Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, you can now stream Linux applications … Continue reading Deploying Linux Desktops and Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0
Cloud Field Day 12 coming later this week!
Hey everyone, Cloud Field Day 12 will take place later this week, November 3-5! I’ll be participating as a remote delegate but there will be others back onsite in Silicon Valley as we continue the push for more in-person events. As with other Field Day events, you too can attend sessions and stay up to … Continue reading Cloud Field Day 12 coming later this week!
AWS EC2 Image Builder for Beginners
Remembering When.... There are some days when I reminisce with great fondness about my previous experiences as a VMware consultant and admin. I remember being blown away by that first vMotion, thinking there was no way vMotion was going to work as advertised. I also enjoyed watching customers experience the same fascination when they saw … Continue reading AWS EC2 Image Builder for Beginners
Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3
With this post, we'll conclude this series covering the most common AWS Security Event Root Causes. To recap, the six most common AWS security incident root causes are: Unintended disclosure of security credentials and secretsCustomer does not ensure the complete accuracy of their AWS account informationInsecure AWS resource configurationInactive response to GuardDuty and other detective controls and … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3
virtualBonzo “Lab Spotlight” – AppStream SaaS Portal
As part of a potential new "segment" to the site, we thought it may be fun to share with you those labs and/or workshops that we have found to be interesting. Thus the "Lab Spotlight" is born! If you look through the history of the site, you'll find several posts regarding Amazon AppStream, AWS's fully … Continue reading virtualBonzo “Lab Spotlight” – AppStream SaaS Portal
Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2
Hello everyone! In many ways, it feels like "forever" since I last wrote anything. So much has happened since the last post but between surgeries, back problems, customer projects, and some PTO, I felt an urge to sit down and see if I could put a few sentences together and jump back into this multipart … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2
Cloud Field Day 11 is this week! #CFD11 6/23 – 6/25
I'll be participating as a delegate during Cloud Field Day 11 which takes place Wed, June 23rd through Fri, June 25th. This will be a virtual event with a huge lineup of presenters and delegates. As always, you can find the full event info on the Tech Field Day website. Be sure to follow along … Continue reading Cloud Field Day 11 is this week! #CFD11 6/23 – 6/25
Whose cloud is it anyway? Recap from Cloud Field Day 10
It wasn't all too long ago that cloud computing seemed like something only bleeding edge tech companies took seriously. Cloud is now fairly ubiquitous in the current world of tech. The recent pandemic helped accelerate this trajectory, but it was undeniable that cloud would become a main player in enterprise IT. This cloud boom has … Continue reading Whose cloud is it anyway? Recap from Cloud Field Day 10