Day[52/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Foundational Pillars of DevOps – Architecture and Technology

Ok so, it's time to get back to my DevOps study! I think it's time for me to reign myself back to some of the topics I started at the beginning of this Challenge! Another hectic day for me today ranging from sitting the PL-200 Power Platform Functional Consultant this morning, the exam is in …

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Day[45/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Microsoft Azure DevOps Open Hack Challenge

Ok so today saw the climax of an intensive few days of Azure DevOps learning via the medium of an Open Hack. It's my very first Open Hack but I really hope it won't be my last. Such a fantastic format for learning and developing of understandings with hands on tasks and challenges where you …

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Day[32/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Choosing your IaC Toolset?

With the rise of DevOps and the ongoing maturity of Infrastructure as Code toolsets over the last few years its apparent that the whole IaC journey is expanding across all areas of technology, and isn't just confined to Software Development roles. In this brief module I hope to disclose some of my findings on what …

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Day[25/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Define and implement continuous integration AZ-400

STOP PRESS: I am a 1/4 of the way through my 100DaysOfCloud Challenge!!!! and continue!!....... The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft …

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Day[23/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Manage source control AZ-400

The Microsoft AZ-400 Exam (Designing and Implementing Microsoft DevOps Solutions) is the next certification I am going to be aiming for. The exam information can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/certifications/exams/az-400 This will play its part on the pathway to the Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert Certification and will give me a depth of knowledge across the …

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AzureCLI – ‘az configure’ | Set defaults for your scripts to use

Just a micro blog to point out a neat feature of the AzureCLI, namely the Configuration settings. With the command: 'az configure' you can configure your terminal environment to hold a list of 'default' key/value pairs of common script parameter requirements: So, instead of constantly typing a location as 'uksouth' or a resource group name …

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Day[13/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Terraform Basics

One of my longer term goals is to become more proficient with utilising Terraform code to design and deliver infrastructure into Azure. I thought I would spend some time today looking at the basics of terraform and working my way through from setting up my VSCode workspace to creating simple infrastructure in Azure with Terraform. …

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Day[8/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps Practicing Kaizen, the Art of Continuous Improvement

The bank holiday weekend is a distant memory, the kids are on a count down back to school, with work and deliveries of school coats and new school shirts and trousers I'm in the midst of customer calls, barking dogs and kids wanting to get my attention to pry the last few pound coins out …

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Day[5/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – DevOps and a touch of Terraform Learning

So its Saturday and we kicked the day off with football practice, not for me! for my son!, followed by a few hours grabbing the last bits of school uniform my my 3 kids. Like many of us, as much as we are keen to learn and develop our skill sets, we also have work, …

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Azure CLI – Creating a Virtual Machine

In my previous article, I described the process for creating a Virtual Machine in the Azure Portal. A colleague asked me to show them what the Azure CLI script might look like to create the same Virtual Machine, therefore I have quickly put the following together. For more information on Azure CLI please click here. …

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Azure Virtual Network Deployment (Portal vs ARM vs Terraform)

As part of my #AzureNetworking series, I thought Id start off with a relatively straight forward concept of creating a VNET in Azure. From here I thought it would be a good learning exercise for those relatively new to the concepts of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates, and how these ARM Templates can be transposed …

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Powershell – AD Attribute Updates EmployeeID and SIP Domain – Add Proxy Address

OK so, I have just been approached by a client to assist with bulk AD attribute updates to address a particular issue with Jabber Outlook presence not functioning correctly. I don't ever really keep my scripts and tend to forget about them, but then I realised that I had a blog I set up a …

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