Bookmarks for 6 ago 2015 through 21 set 2015

These are my links for 6 ago 2015 through 21 set 2015:

  • /bin/bash based SSL/TLS tester: – is a free command line tool which checks a server's service on any port for the support of TLS/SSL ciphers, protocols as well as recent cryptographic flaws and more. [ via ]
  • Policy NAT for L2L VPN • – I kind of missed the wood for the trees here. The static policy NAT is failing because you are trying to map a network to a single IP address 172.20.n.1. However it's just occured, why are you doing policy NAT for the Internet. I tested in lab and if you do this
  • Encrypted Data Bags on Cloud on AWS – Many customers have asked us how they should handle shared secrets, passwords and other sensitive data in Chef and now we have a good solution. With the release of our stable-v4 stack, we introduced Chef 10 to the platform, and with it came data bags. Now with the 3.0 release of the engineyard gem, we can officially support data bags and encrypted data bags. You may be wondering what data bags are, how data bags work or how to implement data bags. This blog post will walk you through the entire process.
  • How to set disk alignment in Linux | Dirty Cache – As you might know, if disk partitions containing Oracle datafiles are not aligned with the underlying storage system, then some I/O’s can suffer from some overhead as they are effectively translated in two I/O’s. If you want more info, google for “EMC disk alignment” and you’ll find plenty of information, explaining the issue.
  • Add Private Route 53 DNS to your AWS VPC | CloudTrek – A really cool feature of Amazon’s Route 53 DNS Management Service is the private hosted DNS zone.  Basically, you get the ability to manage the DNS in your private VPC without setting up your own DNS infrastructure (yuck!) [ Just a friendly reminder Note 1: the resolution is working only inside the VPC. Note 2: if you don't have the AmazonProvidedDNS in your DHCP-OPTION you won't resolve the zone. Note 3: if you are using linux, you can use as DNS it won't work on windows 2008 Ref: ]

Bookmarks for 16 giu 2015 through 19 giu 2015

These are my links for 16 giu 2015 through 19 giu 2015:

  • 10 Things You Should Know About AWS – High Scalability – – Ahead of the upcoming 2nd annual re:Invent conference, inspired by Simone Brunozzi’s recent presentation at an AWS Meetup in San Francisco, and collected from a few of my recent consulting engagements, I’ve compiled a list of 10 useful time and clock-tick saving tips about AWS.
  • IT Landscape for sysadmins
  • MonitoringScape – The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in how we build applications: clouds, containers and micro-services have displaced the old paradigm of static, monolithic infrastructure. The need for operational visibility has grown tenfold. Thankfully, the monitoring landscape has kept up with the times. We now have a choice of over 100 monitoring tools that provide excellent visibility to every nook and cranny of our IT stack. The modern monitoring landscape has something for everyone: on-prem installations, SaaS applications, open-source tools and high-priced enterprise monitoring suites. However, with so many tools to choose from, the monitoring landscape can be difficult to navigate. MonitoringScape is your guide to the new, exciting world of modern monitoring. Keep in mind that this is a community resource, so your comments and suggestions are very welcome.
  • Provision and Bootstrap AWS instances with Chef – This is continuation of the previous post called Provision with Chef – baby steps. Today we going to talk about the process of bootstrapping instances with Chef used by FastCompany
  • Provision machines with AWS – custom bootsrapper – […] Now I will tell a little more about our instance bootstrap process. Basically at the end of the previous post we discussed tree possible options for automated machine startup: Create different AMI for each server role. Install all binaries into one ami an provide a way to load dynamic configs parts through some custom bootstrap script. Use infrastructure automation framework like Chef or Puppet, which could handle installs and configuration for you. […] [ Note: the article is pre chef-provisioning tool ]