How to Connect to a Windows EC2 Instance from Mac

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Previously, I wrote an article on how you can connect to a Linux EC2 instance using SSH via Terminal. In this article, we’re going to talk about connecting to a Windows Server EC2 instance and remotely managing it from your Mac. The first thing you’ll need is a running installation of Microsoft Remote Desktop. That […]

How to SSH to a Linux EC2 Instance from Mac

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For quite some time now, Linux and its derivatives or distros have been the most widely used platform in the cloud. Since many of these Linux instances are headless, i.e. having no graphical user interface (GUI), you need to access them through the command line. In this post, we’re going to show you how to […]

How to Create an Amazon S3 Bucket and Folder

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Consumer cloud storage solutions like Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive are great for personal or perhaps even SMB (small-to-medium-sized business) use. But if you’re a large enterprise, you’d do better with enterprise-grade solutions like Amazon S3. Amazon S3 provides several features that can help you meet more stringent corporate security policies as well as regulatory […]

How to Use Azure VM Scale Sets

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In this article we’re going to talk about Microsoft Azure again, and specifically, about what Azure VM Scale Sets are. Azure VM Scale Sets is an Azure service that allows us to scale up and scale out. What does scale up and scale out mean? What is the difference between the two? I am glad […]

Overview of Azure Virtual Machine Availability Sets

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In this article, we will go over virtual machine availability options in Microsoft Azure. So how do we ensure that our virtual machines are always running in Microsoft Azure and how do we align ourselves with the 99.95% uptime SLA from Microsoft Azure? We use Availability Sets with two or more machines that host the […]

Upgrade Brocade SAN Switch Firmware Step-by-Step

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Hello and welcome to a neat little article about upgrading the firmware of a Brocade SAN Switch with the latest FOS (Fabric Operating System). So without further ado, let us jump in and upgrade some firmware! The first thing we want to do is to get the latest FOS for our Brocade switch. Now, I’m […]

Understanding App Service Plans in Azure

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Hello and welcome to another article on Azure App Services. Previously, we wrote an introduction to Azure App Service and we followed up with an article on how to deploy a web app using Azure App Services.  Today we will talk about App Service Plans. An App Service Plan consists of the underlying virtual machines […]

Deploying a Web App in Azure App Services

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Welcome to another article on Microsoft Azure App Services. I hope you enjoyed my previous article, which was an introductory one that helped us create an Azure App Service. In this article, we will deploy a Web App in our Web App Service environment and show you the different ways you can go about doing […]

Microsoft Azure App Service Introduction

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Hello and welcome to an introductory article on Microsoft Azure App Services. Azure App Services is a common Azure Service offering that is based on the PaaS model, or Platform-as-a-Service. What is PaaS? I’m glad you asked! First, let’s go into some history. Initially, Azure was offering their Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform where you could build VMs […]

Active Directory DSRM and Defragmentation

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Occasionally, we are hit with an issue and we need to boot the Domain Controller in Restore mode or we just need to perform a defragmentation on the NTDS database. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of using the bcdedit command to perform a defrag on a NTDS database. Defragment NTDS Database […]