Azure Devops + VMWare + Terraform

Ah…so long since my last post! I have been extremely busy lately – as odd as it is in these times of Covid19 / stay at home (except if you are Mr Cummings of course) etc. … But let’s keep this space PC. So since I have recently started at a new company, I worked […]

Home server on Docker – II.

I have made some changes on my home server (I can see that now it will be a constantly evolving project). I have separated the main functions into 5 (currently) separate stacks. core stack (highly important and/or shared containers) database stack (considered good idea to separate most databases) devops stack (these are for my self-education) […]

Home Server on Docker – I.

As I have recently become very interested in containerisation, primarily in Docker, I decided to re-purpose my old(-ish, bought it 6 years ago) gamer PC into a home server, since I do not game very much, also I just moved onto a new laptop. The setup is based on an 8-core Intel PC, with 16 […]

Migrating to O365 using PST upload

In a recent project of mine, I had the following task: we are to migrate a small company (whom is using an outdated, Microsoft SBS forest domain, with Exchange 2010 on-prem) to a new AD 2019 (running on 2012 forest level for compatibility) forest; in this post I will focus on their mailbox migration The […]

ANSIBLE and me

As the next subject of my exploration of “what does the DevOps can do for me”, I went back to play with my favourite CMS. I prefer Ansible, as this is more controlled – push rather then pull – and it is agent-less. I do not have to set up services, scheduled tasks and agents […]

Some web development fun

As I have recently decided to move a bit towards (well, not necceserily changing fields, just getting some knowledge of that area too) development, more specifically web development, I thought I link here some interesting excercises, which is based on the webdevelopment course I am doing on Udemy. I realise these are very basic for […]

Deployment with Terraform

Today I decided to apply Terraform, as the first DevOps tool to be used in production.It took me a day to apply the guides in our environment. My Terraform Github repo I won’t post the main file, but that is the one with the configuration. See GitHub for the current one. The process first run […]

Taking ownership

In recent times I had another challenging task.In the current infrastructure we have a domain, where the user’s roaming user profile is directed to a user share. The share grown too much, so it was decided that we need to remove old profiles, belonging to users who left the company. The challenge here was that, […]