Public “Office Hours” (2021-02-17)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2021-02-17.

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: cloudposse.com/office-hours

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.

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00:00:00 Intro
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00:01:16 Terraform 0.14.7 (just some minor bug fixes)
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00:01:45 Sponsor Cloud Posse / SweetOps for $1 / mo
https://github.com/sponsors/cloudposse
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00:02:10 cloudposse/terraform-aws-cloudwatch-logs Updated to Terraform 0.14 (HCL2)
https://github.com/cloudposse/terraform-aws-cloudwatch-logs
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00:02:38 Bridgecrew (makers of Checkov) acquired for $156M
https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/16/sources-palo-alto-networks-acquired-devops-security-startup-bridgecrew-for-around-200m/
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00:03:14 Spacelift raises $6M Series A led by Blossom Capital
https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/11/cloud-automation-startup-spacelift-raises-6m-series-a-led-by-blossom-capital/
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00:04:13 Draw architecture diagrams in the browser declaratively.
https://cloudgram.dedalusone.com/
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00:05:07 Check out last week's office hours on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/c/cloudposse
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00:05:35 EKS supports now Kubernetes 1.19
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00:06:50 What are the merits of INVEST & how does everyone feel about it?
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00:12:54 When should we create a module vs use raw terraform resources?
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00:29:28 Making TF modules work together with clean naming and tagging (terraform-null-label)
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00:32:15 context.tf vs labels
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00:41:00 CLI for Terraform Enterprise/Cloud (tecli)
https://github.com/awslabs/tecli
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00:42:03 What secret/key management system do you prefer to use?
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00:43:20 Anyone use HashiCorp’s Boundary?
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00:55:24 Deploying auto-scaler with Helm vs Terraform
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00:59:15 Outro
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About the Author
CEO & Founder / Cloud Posse, LLC

Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over 12 years 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 succeed in the cloud by leveraging Terraform and Kubernetes.