Amazon Web Services (AWS) makes it very easy to expand EBS volumes. You just right-click on the volume, select modify, and enter the new, larger volume size. Done. To shrink Amazon EBS volumes, however, is a whole different matter – there is no way to do this directly using the AWS console. In this article, I describe a roundabout technique that I have often used to save some bucks in scenarios where I mistakenly over-allocated Amazon EBS when setting up EC2.
AWS, Azure, Cloud
I love cloud stuff. This section of my website chronicles my work that is directly (or not so directly) related to cloud computing. These are some of the fun cloud stuff I have had time to write about (or that I consider sufficiently relevant to post). Here you will find AWS, Azure, and non-vendor specific cloud computing articles as well as some more traditional server work that I dabble into.
Connecting to databases via SSH Tunneling is something developers and IT professionals often need to do. And HeidiSQL is one of the more popular open-source database tools. While HeidiSQL fully supports SSH tunneling, there doesn’t seem to be any documentation about how to accomplish this. So, after struggling with this for a few hours and figuring it out, I put these instructions together to help others.
These days, cloud solution providers everywhere are marketing “serverless” solutions. While serverless computing is not at all new, it is getting a lot more attention due to the increasing popularity of DevOps and cloud in general. The promise is that serverless will eventually replace how developers currently create software and how this software is managed in production by operations. This article provides an introductory look at serverless. What exactly is it? And what additional advantages does it offer to the DevOps process?
Part 4 of my series on setting up a SharePoint 2016 development farm in Azure. In this article, we will perform the actual SharePoint 2016 installation. This will be a virtual machine (spVM) in the virtual network we created in Part 2 of this series. We will make spVM a member of the Windows Server AD domain, and then create a new SharePoint farm.
Part 3 of my series on setting up a SharePoint 2016 development farm on Azure. In this article, we will create a SQL Server 2014 virtual machine (sqlVM) in the virtual network we created in Part 2 of this series. We will make sqlVM a member of the Windows Server AD domain, and prepare it for SharePoint.
Part 2 of my series on setting up a SharePoint 2016 development or test farm on Azure using Azure PowerShell. This article focuses on the domain controller virtual machine deployment and configuration. It includes lots of details that are re-used in the subsequent parts.