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Review: Writing Infrastructure as code with “Terraform up and running” by Yevgeniy Brikman.

The Brain of Tristian Dodd If you’re familiar with DevOps, you’ve probably been introduced to building immutable infrastructure with Hashicorp’s tool, Terraform. Originally, I used AWS CloudFormation but switched right after learning about Terraform. Essentially, Terraform is designed specifically for one purpose: to provision infrastructure. Yevgeniy’s book takes you from beginner to advanced in 170 pages. 2 key points that anyone looking into Terraform should consider What Terraform is, and how it compares to other IAC tools. How Terraform works, and the versatility it provides across multiple cloud platforms (i.e. AWS, Azure, GCP, and IBM) The Calm Before The Storm In the first 30 pages, you’ll learn a few things outside of Terraform. Yevgeniy talks about the growth of DevOps. […]

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How To: Hashicorp Vault Integration with MongoDB

1. Install Go programming language 1.1 Download the tar file from https://dl.google.com/go/go1.11.linux-amd64.tar.gz 1.2 Extract it to /usr/local , creating Go tree in /usr/local/go using the following command : tar -C /usr/local -xzf go$VERSION.$OS-$ARCH.tar.gz 1.3 Add /usr/local/go/bin to the PATH environment variable. You can do this by adding this line to your /etc/profile (for a system-wide installation) or $HOME/.profile: export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/go/bin 1.4 Edit your ~/.bash_profile to add the following line: export GOPATH=$HOME/go 1.5 Save and exit your editor. Then, source your ~/.bash_profile. source ~/.bash_profile 2. Install Vault 2.1 Download the appropriate file for your system from here – https://www.vaultproject.io/downloads.html 2.2 Unzip it into any directory and run the executable file Vault 3. Implement MongoDB Database Secrets Engine 3.1 Enable the database […]

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DevOps Event Tonight! Will you be there?

We look forward to meeting the 90+ DevOps professionals that have signed up for the event in Houston tonight! Our team will be there in full force. We sincerely look forward to talking with as many of you as we can. Event Location: 4200 Montrose Boulevard Suite 100 Houston, Tx. 77006 If you’re ready for a change in pace from your average dev role, we are the company for you. If you are ready to work on bleeding edge tech stacks and chase everything from DevOps to IoT, we are the company for you. If you are ready to work on new projects often, we are the company for you. Don’t get stuck working on antiquated tech while the digital […]

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