Powershell as glue for System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and VEEAM Backup & Replication

IT infrastructures and services management was and still is today an important part of my ‘business as usual‘ set of activities. Regardless of the tools and technologies implemented what I look for are always two features for monitoring and automation, simplicity and efficiency.

If monitoring is essential for having visibility on the overall infrastructure and for being proactive, automation is necessary for delivering consistent results in a timely manner especially in complex scenarios.

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Apache Is A Swiss Army Knife

There are tools that are extremely useful and once configured properly will last a long time with little or no maintenance required at all. Web servers are a common example of tools that come to my mind that can be a swiss-army knife and serve a lot of purposes.

Whether you choose Apache, Nginx or IIS, just to pick some of the most famous ones, it’s very important to know at least most of the features that they offer. So it’s very important to get familiar with at least one of them, reading the documentation and start experimenting a bit.

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IIS and Powershell Automation

When designing web applications becomes extremely sophisticated, CI/CD is keeping accelerating and supporting and troubleshooting is every day more challenging and complex, talking about webservers seems completely old fashioned, Well… I don’t think so. Let me explain!

Web development, Networking, Security are still moving targets, but webservers are still a key component for the delivery of our content.

Focusing on implementing scripting and automation to improve one of these: web development tools, testing, network operations, security…  can have a positive impact on making more meaningful use of your time and your energies. Continue reading “IIS and Powershell Automation”

Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell

Everything should start with a SOLID plan, not just influenced by the enthusiasm of a successful PoC, briefly tested and blessed/approved by the management where the implementation challenges are hidden in plain sight!

I wanted to write this article since I’ve started scriptinglibrary.com, but I will try to keep this article to a technical level where you can enjoy the first experience and avoid bad ones. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself overwhelmed or lost into the number of services and the possibilities offered by cloud computing. Continue reading “Cloud Tools for Azure: Powershell, Azure CLI, Azure Cloud Shell”