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AWS CloudFormation High-Level Introduction

August 3, 2022
In this introduction we'll talk about what CloudFormation is at a high-level. Note, video is more theoretical than practical hands-on like most other videos. It's quite useful though for those who are just getting started. We'll provide backgroun...

Terraform Intro: What is Terraform?

July 24, 2022
We'll explain what Terraform is. For context, we'll provide a high level overview of: Infrastructure Orchestration Space: Terraform, CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager, Google Deployment Manager Configuration Management Space: Chef, Salt HCL...

Azure Pipelines CI with Terraspace

July 22, 2022
We'll cover how to set up Azure Pipelines CI with Terraspace. The pipelines: Branch Push Pipeline: Shows previews of changes using terraspace plan on TS_ENV=dev. Main Branch Pipeline: Automatically updates the infrastructure using terraspace up ...

Azure Pipelines with Pull Request Workflow and Approve Step (Advanced)

July 22, 2022
We'll cover how to set up more advanced Azure Pipelines: Pull Request Workflow: We'll use a Azure Branch Policy to trigger a terraspace plan on Pull Requests. You can fully restrict any git push to main and only permit PR changes or relax it a l...

Azure Uniform vs Flexible Scale Sets: Uniform Are Hidden and Flexible Are Shown

June 13, 2022
Explains the differences between Azure Uniform and Flexible Scale Sets. Uniform Scale Sets: VMs are hidden and abstracted out away. You don't see them and cannot edit them directly. Flexible Scale Sets: VMs are first-class citizens and show up i...

Azure Resource Groups Intro: What They Are and How to Use Them

June 11, 2022
We'll cover what Azure Resource Groups are and how to use them. After using them here are some learnings and thoughts.

Azure MySQL Flexible vs Single Server Offerings: Flexible Basically Provides HA Option

February 4, 2022
We'll cover the difference between the Azure MySQL Flexible vs Single Server offerings. The Flexible Server is similar to AWS RDS Multi-AZ. So it provides a failover standby for High Availability, HA. Though it may remind AWS users of Aurora, it...

Account Structure Hierarchies AWS vs Azure vs Google

January 27, 2022
We'll cover the different ways and names that cloud providers use to organize the account structure.

Terraspace Azure Armrest REST API Library

January 24, 2022
Talk about how the armrest library gem was written in order to handle the Azure Auth Chain. Environment Variables -> MSI -> CLI Related Links Terraspace Docs: Azure Auth Chain

Azure Cloud Shell Introduction

January 24, 2022
Quick demo of how to use the Azure Cloud Shell. It's useful for quick ops on the go. All you need is a web browser. Some useful az commands to help explore the Cloud Shell: az group list az group list -o table az vm list -o table az network vnet ...

Terraspace Getting Started with Azure Cloud

January 9, 2022
We'll go through the Getting Started guide with Azure Cloud. It we'll create an Azure storage account, update it, and destroy it. Links: Terraspace Docs: Azure Cloud Getting Started

EKS: Self-Managed Nodes vs Managed Node Group vs AWS Fargate

January 6, 2022
We'll cover the different EKS Nodes and what they mean. Essentially, EKS manages Kubernetes-as-a-Service but this mainly means the Kubernetes control plane. You still need to provide compute nodes to your EKS cluster so they have the capacity to ...

Terraspace Azure Plugin Data Protection and Security Features

January 5, 2022
Covers a feature request, implementation, and release of a feature for the terraspace_plugin_azurerm. Namely for the Azure Storage Account that Terraspace creates as part of the azurerm backend: Azure Storage Account Data Protection by enabling ...

Terraspace Azure Key Vault Secrets: How to Setup and Use

January 4, 2022
We'll show you how to use Azure Key Vault Secrets with Terraspace. This allows you to not store any secret information like passwords in your Terraform source code. Commands In the video, to focus on learning, we mainly use the Azure Portal Cons...

Azure Cloud Portal How to Add Shortcut Links to Menu

December 20, 2021
Shows you how to add shortcut links to the Azure Cloud menu. It's pretty simple once you know how to do it, but it wasn't quite obvious the first time using Azure.

AWS EKS vs Azure AKS vs Google GKE

December 13, 2021
We'll cover the 3 different Kubernetes offerings from AWS, Azure and Google. We'll walk through each of their consoles, website interfaces, and explore how they work and compare. Repos used to create the 3 different clusters: https://github.com...

Azure Spot VM with the Portal

December 13, 2021
We'll create an Azure Spot Virtual Machine wth the Portal. Azure's Spot offering is different in that you'll need larger instance sizes for spot. We'll show you in the demo.

Azure az config Set Default Resource Group

December 12, 2021
Covers a nice tip that sets the resource group default for all the az commands. This saves precious finger-typing energy :) Commands: az group list -o table az config set defaults.group=demo az network vnet list -o table az config set defaults.gr...

Azure SQL Server with the Portal: Create and Use the Browser Query Editor To Connect and Test

December 12, 2021
We'll build a Microsoft SQL Server with the Azure Portal. We'll connect it via the Query Preview in the browser. Importantly, we'll explain the difference in the portal interfaces you'll use to see: databases database servers

Azure Windows Virtual Machine with the Portal: Form Options, RDP Into Box, and Delete VM

December 12, 2021
We'll build a Windows Virtual Machine with the Azure portal. We'll also connect to it, but downloading the RDF and using a Remote Desktop client.

Azure AKS Cluster with the Portal: Create Cluster and Deploy App with kubectl

December 12, 2021
We'll create an AKS Cluster with the Azure Portal. We'll show how Azure creates the Kubernetes cluster resources under a different resource group with the prefix MC_. We'll explore and explain how AKS dog-foods it and uses a Uniform Virtual Mach...

Azure Scale Sets and Load Balancer with the Portal: Apache Web Server UserData Script Example

December 11, 2021
We'll build an Azure Flexible Virtual Machine Scale Sets with Load Balancer. We'll walk through useful debugging steps. This helps you in case things go wrong. The custom data script we'll use: #!/bin/bash whoami apt install apache -y

Azure Flexible Scale Sets with the Portal: Create and SSH Into VM And Confirm UserData Startup Script Runs

December 11, 2021
We'll build an Azure Flexible Scale Set with the Azure Portal. We'll cover and surface some of the useful settings in the portal interface when you're getting started.

Azure Uniform Scale Sets with the Portal: Create and SSH Into VM And Confirm UserData Startup Script Runs

December 11, 2021
We'll build an Azure Uniform Scale Set with the Azure Portal. We'll cover and surface some useful info from the portal. Useful paths: /var/lib/cloud/instance/user-data.txt /var/log/cloud-init-output.log

Azure Linux Virtual Machine with the Portal: Form Options, UserData Script, and SSH Into VM to Confirm

December 10, 2021
Build an Azure Linux Virtual Machine with the Portal. It's a good way to get to know Azure. Useful paths: /var/lib/cloud/instance/user-data.txt /var/log/cloud-init-output.log

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