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s3cmd on Solaris10

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Ever wondered if you can use S3 with Solaris 10? This post will walk you through how you can install s3cmd on Solaris 10 to interact with AWS s3. 1. We will need to install pkgutil which will allow us to use the opencsw repository to install wget, python27, py_pip, gnupg /bin/bash pkgadd -d… Read More »s3cmd on Solaris10

AWS Serverless Workshop Image Processing Module 5 (extra credit)

If you are interested and new to serverless, then the is definitely worth your time. This post will walk you through how you can get the extra points in module 5. Here is what you are supposed to achieve once you finish step 5: “The intent of the PhotoDoesNotMeetRequirement step is to send notification to… Read More »AWS Serverless Workshop Image Processing Module 5 (extra credit)

OpenShift 4 Developer Preview

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OCP 4.0 is not out yet but you have the chance to get your hands dirty by going to the following URL Log in with your redhat account and you should be good to go. You will notice that we are using a new installer called openshift-installer. The installer uses terraform to build the… Read More »OpenShift 4 Developer Preview

CloudForms in AWS part 4

To round this up here a recording of smartstate in AWS with auto-remediation of a vulnerability (java) via policy and ansible inside.      

CloudForms in AWS part 3

This will be the last part of the blog series but probably the most interesting one. When you launch a smartstate analysis you will see the following in you evm log files. [—-] I, [2018-03-11T16:12:10.941498 #3004:4f7130] INFO — : MIQ(ManageIQ::Providers::Amazon::CloudManager::Vm#raw_scan) NAME [Scan from Vm vmtosmartstate] SCAN [nil] [NilClass] [—-] I, [2018-03-11T16:12:11.068516 #3004:4f7130] INFO — : Job… Read More »CloudForms in AWS part 3

CloudForms in AWS part 2

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This part of the CloudForms in AWS blog series will walk you through how to make sure that CloudForms reaches its full potential in AWS. IMPORTANT: If you want SmartState analysis to work you need to register your AWS account with the cloud access program. Use the link below to enable cloud access: Once… Read More »CloudForms in AWS part 2

AWS Multi – AZ Ansible Tower Cluster backed by RDS and fronted by ALB

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Ever wondered how you could run ansible tower in clustered mode across multiple AZ in AWS?  This post will describe how you can build the following architecture:   First, build 3 ec2 instances each in a different AZ’s. You should be more than ok with t2.large instance sizes. The subnets in the VPC can be private.… Read More »AWS Multi – AZ Ansible Tower Cluster backed by RDS and fronted by ALB

CloudForms AWS IAM policies

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To enable Cloudforms to connect to the AWS provider you need to following policies: AmazonEC2FullAccess AWSConfigUserAccess IAMReadOnlyAccess IAMUserSSHKeys AWSCloudFormationReadOnlyAccess As well as two custom policies CFMESNS { “Version”: “2012-10-17”, “Statement”: [ { “Effect”: “Allow”, “Action”: [ “sns:*” ], “Resource”: “arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:${AWS-ACCT_ID}:AWSConfig_topic” } ] } CFMESQS { “Version”: “2012-10-17”, “Statement”: [ { “Effect”: “Allow”, “Action”: [ “sqs:*”… Read More »CloudForms AWS IAM policies


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I work for @AWSCloud & my opinions are my own. Laurent is a Chief Technologist for US Federal Financial Services at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Over the past 20 years, he worked in different roles from leading teams in Product Management, Consulting and IT to working as a Principal Solutions Architect, Consultant and Developer. These… Read More »About