Category: DevOps

DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.

This Category will focus on DevOps issues involving Windows, Linux, and Containers, and Serverless (PaaS) technologies.

DevOps Engineer Responsibilities

DevOps Engineer Responsibilities

A DevOps engineer responsibilities are mostly concerned about successfully automating code releases into production.  They work on a continuous deployment cycle and try to avoid any problems to IT systems in the approach. In the modern age of continuous deployment, DevOps engineers are a critical part of IT since they...

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TCPDump Commands

TCPDump Commands – TCPDump Cheat Sheet

TCPDump commands are probably the most useful networking tools on a server or networking device today.  It is a network sniffer that can capture the communications between multiple devices where you can collect data about how devices or applications are talking. Having a tool to troubleshoot those connections is critical...

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VyOS Basic COnfiguration for a Home Lab

VyOS Configuration and Installation

This post will cover the VyOS configuration for a home lab using a standard Zone layout. The installation and configuration should take about 1 hour. What is VyOS? VyOS is a forked version of the Vyatta router that was bought by AT&T in 2017. Since it was bought, Vyatta is...

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MS Hyper-V Laptop Lab

Free Windows Hypervisor Lab on your Laptop

Ever want to get more hands on experience with new technology but couldn’t afford the costs of an expensive home lab. Here’s what I did to build a Windows Hypervisor Lab on your Laptop for free!  I can now can build out very complicated DevOps configurations all within my virtual...

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Best Hosted Hypervisor for Home Lab

Best Hosted Hypervisor for Home Lab

Do you want to learn more about new technologies?  Then you need a personal lab.  Let’s review what your options are to install the best hosted hypervisor for your home lab. If you support IT for a living, learning new technologies becomes a big part of your life.  The best...

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How to Teach your team to be more Agile

What is an Agile Team?

A lot of people have been asking lately, “what is an agile team” and “how can I teach my team to be more agile”?  Strangely very few people really know what agile truly means.  In this article, I will tell you exact what it is and how you can become...

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Powershell ISE Template 1

Generic PowerShell Template #1

I am an organizational nut.  I believe a well-organized and properly documented Generic PowerShell Template will work better.  To that end, when I create scripts, I make sure I follow the same organizational structure every time. Each section is cleanly identified in the script and can be easily followed and...

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Personal Computer Lab HP Servers

Building a Home Virtualization Lab

Building a personal home virtualization lab is easier and less expensive than you might think. This article will go into setting a budget, defining your goals, and buying exactly what you need. To get started, the first this to do is to write down your goals for the lab and...

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