Public “Office Hours” (2022-01-19)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2022-01-19.

We hold public “Office Hours” every Wednesday at 11:30am PST to answer questions on all things DevOps/Terraform/Kubernetes/CICD related.

These “lunch & learn” style sessions are totally free and really just an opportunity to talk shop, ask questions and get answers.

Register here:

Basically, these sessions are an opportunity to get a free weekly consultation with Cloud Posse where you can literally “ask me anything” (AMA). Since we're all engineers, this also helps us better understand the challenges our users have so we can better focus on solving the real problems you have and address the problems/gaps in our tools.

[00:00:00​] Intro
[00:01:28​] GitHub to Support Mermaid diagrams that can be displayed within Markdown
[00:02:16​] On-call Engineer’s Dinner for FAMILY during incidents should be expensed
[00:03:34​] AWS Proton Adds Terraform Support and Git Template Storage
[00:06:17​] New Cloud Posse Terraform module to manage AWS Service Quotas
[00:08:59​] Get Infra costs from your Spacelift runs
[00:12:27​] AWS SSM Now Supports Outgoing Webhooks
[00:12:51​] AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks from Slack (using AWS Chatbot)
[00:13:10​] Terraform v1.1.4 released (nothing really noteworthy)
[00:18:23​] PSA terraform-provider-awsutils gotchas
[00:22:08​] Slick GitHub Action for Terraform (via
[00:27:41​] What is a good way to ensure that a terraform plan on one branch does not block other branches from doing terraform plan?
[00:34:19​] Most organizations have at least 1 of these infrastructure problems? How are you solving them?
[00:45:30​] Does anyone use, or has anyone used Ansible enough to shed some light on when (what types of tasks) Ansible would definitely be better than Terraform?
[00:53:02​] Is it really a common practice to run terraform plan continuously to detect drifts?
[00:57:17​] Outro
Author Details
Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over a decade of hands-on experience architecting systems for AWS. After leading major cloud initiatives at CBS Interactive as the Director of Cloud Architecture, he founded Cloud Posse, a DevOps Accelerator that helps high-growth Startups and Fortune 500 Companies own their infrastructure in record time by building it together with customers and showing them the ropes.