I’m pleased to announce that after my not-so-stellar attempt in July, I have now passed the VCAP5 Datacenter Design exam. Whilst it was quite difficult, it is achievable… you just need to know your onions.
But boy, am I finally glad it is out of the way.
After my post a few months back on compiling a new version of OpenSSL on NetBSD, it occurred to me I don’t always configure the SSH daemon correctly on my test lab boxes. Even though I always install the latest version, I sometimes forget to ensure this is the version that starts on boot. Continue reading
The other day I wanted to start playing with Chef, as it’s a tool our company is about to use a lot, and it’s one area I’m quite behind the curve on. Unfortunately the lab was maxed out for resources, so I decided to turn to vCloud Air to rapidly provision an environment. Continue reading
Continuously entering connection details to cloud systems can quickly become boring. However, if you’re connecting to Azure and from a secure system, then there is an easier way.
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Recently I migrated back to Mac OS X after many years in the Microsoft wilderness. Whilst I’ve definitely not looked back, there is the (very) odd application I miss, and have not yet had time to find a replacement. Two of these are Microsoft Project and Visio, and both are integral to my day-to-day work. Continue reading