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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

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The kitchen-vcenter Driver

While many companies already rely on some Cloud for all of their IT systems, bigger enterprise customers often have own data centers which consist of thousands of virtual machines. Under these circumstances, it is often not desirable to only test Chef cookbooks on AWS or Azure, but doing this in the real environment is a better idea. The kitchen-vcenter driver allows you to harness the power of your own IT systems.

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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The kitchen-ec2 Driver

Within the Chef ecosystem, Test Kitchen is one of the most useful tools. It offers the possibility to quickly test cookbooks in different OS environments on machines with a limited lifetime. That way, you can check if your fancy recipes work the same on RedHat, Centos 6 and Ubuntu. As speed is king, this fast feedback motivates more for early testing and reduces the amount of bugs found in production.

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More Tools - CDK Examples

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We need more CDK examples

In this github repo we focus on examples for every day work. While there are some nice examples for the fancy stuff like fargate, ecs and so on in aws-cdk-examples/typescript at master · aws-samples/aws-cdk-examples · GitHub, i felt that basic examples where missing.

So we created GitHub - tecracer/cdk-templates: Templates for aws cdk

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We need more CDK examples

In this github repo we focus on examples for every day work. While there are some nice examples for the fancy stuff like fargate, ecs and so on in aws-cdk-examples/typescript at master · aws-samples/aws-cdk-examples · GitHub, i felt that basic examples where missing.

So we created GitHub - tecracer/cdk-templates: Templates for aws cdk

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Getting around circular CloudFormation Dependencies: S3-Event-Lambda-Role

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Getting around circular CloudFormation dependencies

Several posts complain about the inability of CloudFormation to apply a Lambda event function to an S3 Bucket with an dynamically generated name.

The standard UseCase is an S3 Bucket with a Lambda event notification. In this special case the Bucket has a dynamically generated name. This cannot be done by pure CloudFormation!

How to work around this circular depency? Let me show you an easy way:

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Getting around circular CloudFormation dependencies

Several posts complain about the inability of CloudFormation to apply a Lambda event function to an S3 Bucket with an dynamically generated name.

The standard UseCase is an S3 Bucket with a Lambda event notification. In this special case the Bucket has a dynamically generated name. This cannot be done by pure CloudFormation!

How to work around this circular depency? Let me show you an easy way:

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AWS OpsCenter - Ticket as a Service

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Ticket as a Service

Ops Center - erste Erfahrungen

Was ist das Ops Center

AWS hat jetzt sein eigenes Ticketsystem. Aber - sorry - das Ticket heißt hier OpsItem, damit auch keine Verwechselung aufkommt. Damit kann man jetzt nicht sein Jira wegschmeißen - es ist aber gut geeignet, um Störungen direkt in der AWS Console zu bearbeiten. Hier erste Erfahrung damit.

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Ticket as a Service

Ops Center - erste Erfahrungen

Was ist das Ops Center

AWS hat jetzt sein eigenes Ticketsystem. Aber - sorry - das Ticket heißt hier OpsItem, damit auch keine Verwechselung aufkommt. Damit kann man jetzt nicht sein Jira wegschmeißen - es ist aber gut geeignet, um Störungen direkt in der AWS Console zu bearbeiten. Hier erste Erfahrung damit.

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