Public “Office Hours” (2021-09-15)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2021-09-15.

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
[00:01:17​] Terraform AWS EC2 Client VPN Module released
https://github.com/cloudposse/terraform-aws-ec2-client-vpn
[00:01:54​] OMIGOD! Azure RCE: “Secret” Agent Exposes To Unauthorized Code Execution
https://www.wiz.io/blog/secret-agent-exposes-azure-customers-to-unauthorized-code-execution
[00:04:04​] New OWASP Top 10 for 2021 (Open Web Application Security Project)
https://owasp.org/Top10/
[00:04:50​] GitHub CLI now supports extensions!
https://github.blog/2021-08-24-github-cli-2-0-includes-extensions/
[00:07:20​] Custom widgets for CloudWatch dashboards
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/08/custom-widgets-amazon-cloudwatch-dashboards/
[00:07:46] ElastiCache for Redis now supports auto scaling
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2021/08/amazon-elasticache-redis/
[00:08:09​] AWS CloudFormation Can Retry Stack Operations from the Point of Failure
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-for-aws-cloudformation-quickly-retry-stack-operations-from-the-point-of-failure/
[00:08:51​] Amazon Elasticsearch Service Is Now Amazon OpenSearch Service
https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-elasticsearch-service-is-now-amazon-opensearch-service-and-supports-opensearch-10/
[00:24:55​] Anyone using Stack Exchange for teams?
[00:28:35​] Terraform Cloud Alternatives?
[00:36:15​] How to implement maintenance pages and activate them?
[00:43:10​] Does anyone use a span trace viewer as a primary view into a local development environment? (e.g. honeycomb UI, Perfetto)
[00:49:15​] Any best practices for organizing your TF configs for different environments, but keeping common variable settings in just one place?
[00:52:55​] Nomad for application CD
[00:55:27​] 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.