Public “Office Hours” (2021-08-11)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2021-08-11.

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.

[00:00:00​] Intro
[00:01:26​] Announcing Amazon CloudWatch cross account alarms
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/08/announcing-amazon-cloudwatch-cross-account-alarms/
[00:03:04​] So what’s wrong with 1975 programming?
http://varnish-cache.org/docs/trunk/phk/notes.html
[00:04:21​] Defcon 29: Attacking Terraform Environments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ODhxYY9-9U
[00:09:32​] Do you have tips/suggestions/pointers/resources on creating plugins for tflint?
[00:13:​43] Open Terraforming Server (PoC) thanks weekly.tf
https://github.com/leg100/ots
[00:15:​47] Gaia Terraform UI (Atlantis alternative? Thanks weekly.tf
https://github.com/gaia-app/gaia
[00:19:43] Terraform resource generators
https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform/pull/28874
[00:26:30​] Searching SweetOps Slack Archives for Treasure
https://www.sheldonhull.com/sweetops-slack-archive/
[00:27:20] Terraform resource generators (cont)
https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform/pull/28874
[00:30:47​] Ubiquity products are amazing for the home office (not just enterprise)
https://www.ui.com/consoles/
[00:35:04​] DevOps Subcontractors Needed!
https://cloudposse.com/jobs/
[00:36:25​] What options do we have for TF backend, providers & init args to make them DRY, similar to what terragrunt offers?
[00:50:31] How to import 826 resources into Terraform state – only 273 are in state file? Any idea tool?
[00:56:56] Outro
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.