Author: Ian Brown
High Velocity Migrations with GCVE and HCX
This month we delve into migrating VM's from on-premise to GCVE at speed using HCX appliances and network extensions.
Infrastructure as Code with Terraform in GCVE
This month we look at how to use Terraform to creating, update and destroy resources within GCVE...
GCVE Backup and Disaster Recovery
This month we look at how to use Site Recovery Manager and Google Backup & Protect to perform DR to the cloud, and within the cloud...
GCVE Advanced Auto-Scaling
This month, we will look at how to configure advanced auto-scaling on our new GCVE cluster.
Introduction to GCVE
In this post, we will be taking a high level look at Google Cloud VMware Engine, or GCVE for short.
NGINX Ingress Controller in GKE
This tutorial is part of a series I am creating on creating, running and managing Kubernetes on GCP the way I do in my day job. In this episode, we are covering how to setup a nginx ingress controller to handle incoming requests. Note There may be some things I have skimmed over, if so or you see a glaring hole in my configuration...
Kubenetes Basic Setup
This tutorial is part of a series I am creating on creating, running and managing Kubernetes on GCP the way I do in my day job. Note There may be some things I have skimmed over, if so or you see a glaring hole in my configuration, please drop me a line via the contact page linked at the top of the site...
Kubernetes Secrets Security
I was always of the belief that secrets within Kubernetes (k8s) are secure. How wrong I was! After a recent meetup featuring a Google security expert, I discovered that the secrets I have in our k8s cluster are no more secure than writing them down on paper and leaving it on a park bench. Google...
Dynamic DNS with Google Cloud DNS
Dynamic DNS with Google Cloud Platform is much simpler than it seems. Join me on this journey of ensuring that my ownCloud server is always accessible using a Google Cloud DNS A record. NOTE I have updated this tutorial and the supporting code to Python 3.9. All requirements are also updated to the current latest...
SSL Certificate with Let's Encrypt on Linux
Introduction This is a really quick tutorial on how to add a free Let’s Encrypt certificate to your Debian 10 machine running in any environment. Pre-requisites Before starting this process, ensure you have the following available Access to the root account or sudo access A domain name that you own and have control over the...