I have not blogged here for a while, I think I have a pretty good excuse and some of that I am going to cover later on in this post. Roughly around a year ago, I started this journey into the cloud-native and open-source world with an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and drive the adoption of Kasten technologies. My initial reaction was that this was going to be a big mountain to climb and don’t get me wrong it is as there is an endless amount of content and things to learn however the biggest takeaway I can give you is that you justRead More →

My goal here was to make a super easy way to deploy Kasten K10 and be able to demonstrate the value of K10 in a simple and easy way without having to deploy public cloud managed Kubernetes environments, or having to rely on virtual environments. Most people have access to your own laptop or desktop machine be it Windows, MacOS or Linux. I wanted to make something that would be easy to spin up and down but give us the capability of showing the benefits that K10 brings to your Kubernetes Data Management in the real world. But then I got thinking a lot ofRead More →

You might have seen a few posts and tweets about Cloud-Native Data Management Day from me and Kasten over the last few weeks and maybe months. Firstly, don’t worry there is no registration for the virtual event but if you are heading to LA then don’t miss out on the Grammy museum, also be sure that the in-person entrance fee will be fully reimbursed with adequate SWAG! If you haven’t seen it yet, the agenda for our event was posted this week, and it’s full of fantastic panels discussions! Promotion for the live in-person sessions is happening now. https://cndmday.com/events/cndm-day-2021-na/ Then we have the virtual experienceRead More →

Like many during however long this pandemic has been going on for we have found other interests and hobbies to either drain our money away or at least entertain us and sometimes both whilst we are not or were not allowed out and about. My lockdown started with a tech refresh which grew into creating a home studio to create content and generally make life a little easier whilst working from home for extended periods, then I found mechanical keyboards! The first cut is the deepest As I was refreshing the systems at home, I purchased a new Logitech G915 mechanical keyboard, pretty much anRead More →

I have decided to document this as I know this is going to come up again and again at least for me, but if it helps someone else in the process then that’s a win! The goal here is to either create a new PAT or it is to replace an expired PAT, PAT = Personal Access Token. The kicker here or the reason why everyone is moving over to PAT instead of a password to authenticate with GitHub is because of password authentication being removed as of August 2021. A welcomed change in security policy that will affect all desktop git applications that integrateRead More →

This week saw a lot of useful procrastination mostly around different tools to make your day-to-day experience with Kubernetes that little more easier or possibly more exciting. I put together this twitter thread but as with anything on twitter the life span of that thread is gone within minutes so I wanted to document my Kubernetes tips and tricks here as well. https://twitter.com/MichaelCade1/status/1427928444629831680?s=20 Tips for Kubernetes: 1 – kubectl explain Have you been looking for the man pages for Kubernetes? (man, page is short for manual page) or could also be classed as documentation. Get documentation of various resources. For instance, pods, nodes, services, etc.Read More →

Introduction – Why My goal for this project was to find a way to deploy a new cluster in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google. I am constantly spinning up and down Kubernetes clusters and running through scenarios for content creation and just learning scenarios. I have written several blogs talking about creating managed Kubernetes clusters in the three big clouds and some other options more recently. But I wanted to go one step further and wanted to automate the creation and removal of these environments for demo purposes. The goal is to make it simple to not only create these clusters using Terraform from HashicorpRead More →

Veeam Backup & Replication introduces another new agent. This time it is the agent for MacOS. I had my 2013 MacBook Pro kicking about and thought why wouldn’t you add this to the home Veeam Backup & Replication server. The first thing to mention is that this is not a standalone agent this requires Veeam Backup & Replication or from a service provider perspective the Veeam Service Provider Console. There is also the ability to leverage MDM servers to deploy the package. Preparing the Agent for MacOS First up we need to get the package files to install locally on our MacBook Pro. Give yourRead More →

Building out a new lab or refreshing your lab is tedious and a job nobody really wants to do, I have long been a fan of infrastructure as code and automation and we have had various projects where we have done similar things and highlighted this in some of our community speaking sessions and hopefully helped people. Now I am also not saying this is the right way but in my lab situation I wanted something I could easily automate the spinning up and down of my Veeam environment for testing, this really came about with the latest release of Veeam Backup & Replication v11Read More →

It might just be me, but in everything where I am putting content together or using data that means something that is useful to me I automatically think about what happens if I lose it, can I withstand to lose that or is it important that I need a backup? This weekend I fully transitioned over to using Notion for my note taking app but it also is or can be used as an “All in One workspace” it also has a lot of team collaboration benefits but the first and foremost goal for me was to have a single place that I could storeRead More →