Reserving EC2 Instances from the Command Line

I have been spending a lot of my time lately looking at ways to optimize our spend in AWS and Google Cloud.  Part of that is submitting reservations for our EC2 instances.  Since I am not a fan of clicking...

Managing IAM in AWS with Terraform

For the last few years, my go-to for managing IAM in AWS has been Ansible.  At one of my previous companies, my team had written a really cool Ansible role that not only created the users/groups/roles/policies that we needed, but...

Autoscaling Ubuntu

For the last few days I have been working on updating my Consul deployment to run on Ubuntu 18.04 instead of an AmazonLinux instance. The migration was fairly straight forward, but I ran into two small issues that I figured...

Checking the LastModified Date in S3

A couple of days ago the team received a request from one of the engineering teams about monitoring on an S3 bucket. As part of an application upgrade they were pointing the application at a new bucket and they wanted...