I was working with a customer recently who had trouble deploying the AWS Discovery Connector to their VMware environment. AWS offer this appliance as an OVA file. For those who aren't aware, OVA (Open Virtualisation Archive) is an open standard used to describe virtual infrastructure to be deployed on a hypervisor of your choice. Typically … Continue reading The OVF package is invalid and cannot be deployed – In the trenches with the AWS Discovery Connector
I ran into an interesting issue when building a new ECS Cluster using CloudFormation. The CloudFormation stack would fail on Type: AWS::ECS::Service with error: Unable to assume the service linked role. Please verify that the ECS service linked role exists. (Service: AmazonECS; Status Code: 400; Error Code: InvalidParameterException; Request ID: beadf3d5-3406-11e9-828d-b16cd52796ef) Okay google, what's this … Continue reading AWS ECS CloudFormation Fails – Unable to assume the service linked role.
Here at cloudstep, we love to help our customers achieve their goals. We believe that the cloud is a tool in the toolbox and we can use that multi-facet tool to help our customers realise success. Planning for success starts with goals, and goals come in many different shapes and sizes. For any given solution, … Continue reading Planning a move to the cloud with the AWS Application Discovery Service
I've blogged before about my passion for automation and the use of ARM templating in the Azure world to eradicate the burden of dull and mundane tasks from the daily routine of system administrators for whom I do consulting for. I loath repetitive tasks, its in this space where subtle differences and inconsistency love to … Continue reading YAML it Rhymes with Camel
Earlier this week Amazon Web Services made a statement, indicating that the battle of tier-one public cloud providers is still heating up. Yesterday Matthew Graham (AWS Head of Security Assurance for Australia and New Zealand) announced that The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) had awarded PROTECTED certification to AWS for 42 of their cloud services. … Continue reading AWS obtain PROTECTED level certification for Australian Region