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Taking a break from studying various cloud technologies to get back into my main bread and butter: network engineering. It’s been a little over a year ago since I received my CCNA Routing & Switching certification. The next steps is to get CCNP Routing & Switching, which I am currently pursuing. As part of this… Read Article →

Welcome to another cloud focused multi-part guide! Today we start out with the following objectives: We want a cloud lab environment at the top 3 cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure) There should be an option to either reset to an empty lab, or spawn a small pre-configured lab Lab cleanup should be automatic, periodically and/or… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Subsonic install was finished in a couple of hours yesterday, it was a lot easier than expected:   This was the last major task and we are now just a few more file transfers away from shutting down our file server. We will not go in to too… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. It has been a slow week in regards to our AWS migration. Data transfers to S3 have been running for a few days, with many more to go. Because we are streaming the security camera footage we have to reserve some bandwidth for the stream data, which in turn… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Everything for our security server is now marked as done. We got a one year reserved t2.medium Windows instance for $32/month, which was $2 under budget. Looking at S3 for file storage we got our bucket created, which included configuring file versioning. For mounting the S3 bucking on a local… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2, 3 and 4. Today we got rid of our onsite security camera server! It was necessary to go to a t2.medium EC2 instance as the cameras server software consume too much CPU for anything smaller. QoS was implemented to limit the camera streams to 6 Mbps outbound bandwidth, and to set them as… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1, 2 and 3. As we are getting ready to setup our new infrastructure in AWS we should probably have some sort of plan in place with our different steps outlined. Today we will put that together, using Trello. I made a quick guide on Trello which can be found here. If you happen to… Read Article →

Previous parts: 1 and 2. Today we will look at the new network design as we move resources to AWS. Mainly we want to focus on the security camera system as it is the most complex. Any web hosting, for example this blog, will just move from a server onsite to a server in AWS,… Read Article →

Continuing on with our journey into AWS from part 1 we now need to look at some cost estimates. We start by getting a list of storage and compute instance offerings from AWS. Storage Type Size Monthly Cost S3 1 TB $23.55 S3 2 TB $47.10 S3-IA 1 TB $12.80 S3-IA 2 TB $25.60 EBS 100 GB… Read Article →

After completing my Cisco CCNA R&S certification along with Security+ to keep my older CompTIA certs from expiring I started looking at learning more about cloud infrastructure management and architecture, specifically AWS as they currently have the largest market share. As part of this I thought it would be interesting to figure out of I… Read Article →

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