Updated! Non-interactive authentication to Microsoft Azure w/ Azure CLI 2.0 – now GA!

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In a previous post, I wrote about a method to initiate a non-interactive authenticated session to Microsoft Azure through the use of a service principal. Today’s post is similar, but I have updated the script to be used with Azure CLI 2.0 now that it is GA. You will notice I have updated the script…


Azure Container Service: How to create an SSH Tunnel

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In my last post, I spoke about linking containers together in Docker and, specifically, Docker Swarm in Azure Container Service. One of the points I touched on was the need to create an SSH tunnel to connect to your Docker Swarm cluster in ACS. Today’s post, video really, will go in depth on creating the…


Getting started with PowerShell Core and AzureRM Modules on Ubuntu and OS X

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Last week, Microsoft announced PowerShell is now open sourced and available on Linux and OS X. I wrote a blog post on how to get PowerShell installed on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, and Mac OS X 10.11.6 if you want to check it out since this post will focus mainly on how to install the AzureRM…


Azure Container Service: How to update your ssh key-pair

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Hey there, quick blog post today. A colleague recently asked a question and I thought the answer would make for a good and short how-to video. Have you checked out Azure Container Service yet? If not, go check it out and get started for free today. If you have checked it out, and are using…


How to configure Redis-Server on Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10 (WSL)

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I recently spoke at SVDevOps’ monthly meetup in the beginning of September and one of the attendees asked if it were possible to configure Redis-Server on WSL. I didn’t have an answer at the time so I put a note in my “Blog Post Ideas” to check it out and see if I could get…


Updated! PowerShell Core 6.14 and AzureRM.NetCore.Preview Module Install Scripts for Ubuntu and OS X

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Quick update today – I previously wrote a new install scripts for PowerShell Core 6.11 with the AzureRM.NetCore.Preview module and optional install of Azure CLI. You can access the scripts using the below links. Today, I updated the scripts for 6.14. Each script will install: NET Core 1.1 PowerShell Core Alpha 14 AzureRM.NetCore.Preview Module Optional…


Apple 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) & How to configure Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac

As you all know, 2FA / MFA, or 2 Factor Authentication / Multi Factor Authentication is the recommended security protocol for all online accounts. If you’ve been using iCloud, formerly known as Mobile Me, for the past several years, you probably know 2FA is now available. I finally got around to enabling it on my…


How to fix Windows Error Code 0x800f081f

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If you are struggling with Windows Error Code: 0x800f081f – “The source files could not be found. Use the “Source” option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077″ – this post is for you. You may know you…


Luma: Surround WiFi – Review

As some of you know, I run a local VMWare ESXi server at home. This server hosts 4 essential VMs, including my Windows 10 Plex Server and an Ubuntu 16.04 server with a full LAMP stack configured to route traffic internally to various resources including media, books, Nest Admin Control panel, etc. For years I…


Mac OS X Sierra – Purgeable Space

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I’m finally getting some time to sit down and catch up on some overdue blog posts. About a month ago, shortly after OS X 10.12 Sierra hit GA, I noticed an enormous amount of “purgeable” space on one of my Macs. I attempted to backup my iPhone 6 128GB iPhone to move to a 256…