Monthly Archives: July 2019

AWS: Usage of CloudFormation Templates for IAC

Through this blog I would like to demonstrate on CloudFormation [CF] templates usage with the IAC.

I have observed in Cloud and DevOps teams, many of them are non-programming background. But when the Infra setup requirement comes into their task following questions will arise:

  1. How can they write the JSON/YAML/Go programming/script coding ?
  2. How can they understand the Cloud services and the domain setup knowledge ?
  3. What are the sequence of steps they need to follow, if they are being asked to setup the environments?
  4. How the VPCs need to be built ?
  5. How the Load Balancers need to be setup ?
  6. How the autoscaling and load balancing can be done in different locations to balance the traffic and maintain the infra setup consistency with low latency ?
  7. What are steps need to be followed to learn on the above process/procedures ?

AWS has given some of the infra setup the CloudFormation templates for us to try and test them. And later on to understand the Script/code of JSON/YAML to implement with any CM Tools.

Please note; every Cloud/DevOps/Test Engineer need to drive the infra setup tasks through IAC scripts only. For every infra setup tasks they should be able to step down to develop these IAC scripts by using different tools. In AWS, we can use CF, Terraform and Ansible very easily for the medium level config scripts building.

For a jumpstart of learning process, I have started building some videos on understanding the Infra scripts process through CF Templates with POCs/demos. Following links have these videos to watch and do self practice with CF.

Once you are perfect you can choose any of the Infra CM Tools to write scripts and run for automated infra setup.

How to Create a simple WordPress website with CloudFormation[CF] in AWS ? :
In this POC exercise, we are using the Readily available template from the CloudFormation[CF] stacks with detailed lab steps in the below attached Video. There are two categories of WP infra building CF Templates mentioned in the CF stacks. In this example initially, I have taken the simple setup without Load balancer and Autoscale setup. The specifications/guidelines are given clearly to follow through video.

See the blogs/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/31/2-aws-wordpresswp-infrastructure-creation-using-a-free-tier-account/

How to create Lamp server setup in AWS by CF Template ?

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/vl.530504917488179/2424073971155486/

You can also watch;

How to create simple EC2 creation using CF YAML Code ?

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Let us also be aware: Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market on AWS, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of IAC. They give a Console and ask you to setup a specific Infra setup in AWS.

In my coaching I focus on the candidates to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience rather than pushing the course with screen operations only to complete. Through my posted videos you can watch this USP.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview/selection process. Which is very easy.

Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners only by having dedicated time. If you are a busy resource on the projects please note; you can wait to become free to learn. One need to spend time consistently on the practice. Otherwise its going to be in no-use.

DevOps: Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-1

DevOps:Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-1:
Following are more than the DevOps concepts, a Practitioner need to practice. So we can call them as part of Advanced DevOps practices also.

I have made a material and a discussion video which answers the below questions topic wise.

  1. What are the DevOps Loop activities ?
  2. What are the DevOps Patterns and Practices as per the Gartner ?
  3. What are the processes ?
  4. What is Culture in DevOps ?
  5. What is Technology ?
  6. Who are the People ?
  7. What are the bodies of Knowledge in DevOps in view of Agile and Scrum ?
  8. How the IT service management [ITSM] can be aligned with DevOps/Agile ?
  9. How the Quality Management Systems [QMS] can be connected with DevOps ?
  10. How the Automated testing life cycle can be connected ?
  11. How the Cloud Security is connected with DevOps ?
  12. How the Microservices and SOA are connected with DevOps ?
  13. What is Site Reliability Engineering [SRE] and how it is connected with DevOps ?
  14. What is Continuous Delivery Matrix Index [CDI] in DevOps ?
  15. How the CDI is connected with 5 maturity levels during practices ?

The attached Video has the discussions on the above topics.

Agile: How Agile is different from other Development models ?

In this Video you will see:

  1. How Agile is different from other Development models ?
  2. What are the business benefits we can get by using Agile model ?
  3. What is the duration of SDLC delivery cycles in the past and in Agile ?
  4. What are the iterations in Agile and how they function ?
  5. What is Agile Sprint planning ?
  6. What is Test Drive Development [TDD] in Agile/Sprint ?
  7. How the test automation can be implemented ?
  8. How the Parallel work is planned with different roles in Agile ?
  9. How the team collaboration is made in Agile ?
  10. How the testing process is applied in Agile model ?
  11. How A Test Analyst need to work with the Agile team ?
  12. What is informal review process in Agile ?
  13. What are the tasks during informal review process in Agile ?

For further knowledge you can watch my other videos from the below links:

  1. Agile: What are Agile manifesto Principles & How they can be used for SW ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/617149372179077/
  2. Agile: What are the phases of Agile Project ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/183496779674097/
  3. Agile: What is Disciplined Agile Delivery[DAD] ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/184822556096397/
  4. Agile: What is Model Storming ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/493982721500147/
  5. Agile: What is Scrum Framework and its roles ?
    https://www.facebook.com/328906801086961/videos/878197645967794/

Free learning for College passed [this year] out freshers

If you are a College passed out student in this year/latest academic year, you can join the below group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/817762795246646/?ref=bookmarks

You will be learning the attached imaged contents by self.

These courses are designed as per the current IT industry needs.

Some times there will be free mentoring sessions.

Please read and follow the rules to Join.

AWS: POC – MySql-Server on public EC2 [Linux] with a table/data creation/deletion

How to do MySql-Server setup on AWS public [linux] EC2 with a table/data creation/deletion ?

If you are a DBA and want to use EC2 VM for MySql-virtual server, this might be the right Exercise/video to look into it as POC for client interviews also.

Even if you are a developer or test engineer or devops engineer; need to create such environment for some of the tasks like; a) Dev environment, b) Test environment, c) During deployment you need to create this kind of environment – if you need to do manually without an IAC code.

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

AWS security rules – Trouble shoot

You might face the following issues, when you configure EC2 as web server/page:

  1. Web page is displaying error.
  2. Not able to ping the EC2 server even though you have created as Public instance and has public ip.

So, what are the reasons ? Look into this trouble shoot video for some solutions…

https://vskumar.blog/2019/07/07/how-to-build-cost-efficient-fault-tolerant-scalable-aws-platform/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

AWS: How to configure AWS CLI on windows 10?

How to configure AWS CLI on windows 10 ?:

To know the solution, you can watch the below video.

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

AWS: How to Build cost efficient/fault tolerant/scalable AWS platform ?

How to Build costefficient/fault tolerant/scalable AWS platform ?

This discussion is based on the “AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Guide” discussion series-1. You can find the below analysis through this discussion video with a Built Solutions Architect:

Part-I: AWS-SAA-ExamGuide-discussion-cost-efficient-fault-tolerant-scalable

How to design available setup in AWS ?

Watch this video and if you are really/seriously looking for this kind of mentorship, you can connect me on FB and linkedin to know you better and have a scheduled call. Good luck.

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

Cloud Architect Consulting – Coaching for independent consultants

Are you working as Cloud Architect or dealing with them ? Then read/check the below content for different issues with the role.

  1. Are you frustrated with light knowledged people for Cloud Architect Consulting ?
  2. Are they not capable to understand the legacy infra methods towards Cloud migration ?
  3. Are you keen in getting competent Cloud Architect Consulting  skills ?
  4. Do you want to build as Competent Cloud Architect by self or for your company ?
  5. Are you not able to do a Gap analysis from TRADITIONAL infra to AWS services and always backouts are happening and your management is upset for budget ?
  6. Did you study/observe the reasons for all the above ?
  7. Why the pink slips became common for Cloud solution architects ?
  8. Are you keen in converting the role into Cloud Technical Account Manager [TAM], for end to end Cloud projects delivery ?

If you are an independent Cloud consultant and working with multiple clients for migrations planning, designing this might give value addition for excelling your services.

For some of the high level points analysis, watch this consultation video and further information/coaching please connect me in FB and Linkedin [https://www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractices/] to gain rapid speed in your AWS consulting work.

This is one on one coaching with the discussed TOC in the course video. Finally you will come up with a complete roadmap for a client what you need to follow as per the standards.

Before coming to me, please let you understand the real Cloud architect role description as Gartner published in the past, visit the discussion done from the below video:
https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/

To avail this coaching:

A) you should be certified and has been working on AWS solutions atleast for 2 years.

B) You should have PM experience also.

Note: You might have achieved number of AWS certifications. But with that knowledge, globally many people are not able to perform the Cloud Architect roles with the customers due to lack of infra knowledge/process/methodology. And within 3 months they are being served pink slips. So, you need to look around what you need to learn further in this competency acceleration world to become strong Cloud Architect. Remember; nobody can guide you in your job to sustain there during its execution. You need to look for alternate plans to upgrade the knowledge by special coaching. Then only you can quote for higher billing as an independent Cloud Architect solutions consultant. Hope this gives clarity for your strategic planning.

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.