Dissecting Serverless Stacks (I)

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Dissecting Serverless Stacks (I)

This post establishes the base for a small series on how to create Serverless based Lambdas which can be deployed in environments without IAM privileges or where the sls command cannot be used at all.

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Dissecting Serverless Stacks (I)

This post establishes the base for a small series on how to create Serverless based Lambdas which can be deployed in environments without IAM privileges or where the sls command cannot be used at all.

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Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

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Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Over the last few posts we optimized our kitchen-vcenter setups and are stuck with the usual, long boot times of Windows systems. Surprisingly, VMware introduced a feature which can help us get rid of those. For good.

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Instant Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Over the last few posts we optimized our kitchen-vcenter setups and are stuck with the usual, long boot times of Windows systems. Surprisingly, VMware introduced a feature which can help us get rid of those. For good.

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Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

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Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

In this part of the blog series, we will look on how to speed up IP discovery of new machines with a little-known feature of the VMware Tools.

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Guest Operations and kitchen-vcenter

In this part of the blog series, we will look on how to speed up IP discovery of new machines with a little-known feature of the VMware Tools.

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Quickly starting new Test Kitchen machines is one of the main concerns for getting the desired feedback cycles in cookbook development. While machines get created as a full clone by default, the kitchen-vcenter driver offers a better alternative.

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Linked Clones with kitchen-vcenter

Quickly starting new Test Kitchen machines is one of the main concerns for getting the desired feedback cycles in cookbook development. While machines get created as a full clone by default, the kitchen-vcenter driver offers a better alternative.

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Defenders - caller based EC2 security with CDK

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Defenders: Caller based EC2 security The risk with security credentials is that they get exposed an are being used elsewhere. What if we could prevent that the are being used elsewhere. The idea from the article of William Bengston from netflix was: Dynamically locking credentials to the environment. This implementation of this idea is much more simple with the cdk. So, let’s defend ourselves! Our story here is the battle of the defenders ™.
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Defenders: Caller based EC2 security The risk with security credentials is that they get exposed an are being used elsewhere. What if we could prevent that the are being used elsewhere. The idea from the article of William Bengston from netflix was: Dynamically locking credentials to the environment. This implementation of this idea is much more simple with the cdk. So, let’s defend ourselves! Our story here is the battle of the defenders ™.
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