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Stuart Fordham
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#AWS Associate #Solutions #Architect #exam booked!

We have to do annual reviews at work. Twice a year I have to fill in a form listing all my goals and accomplishments. I used to enjoy doing it but now have become a bit jaded about the whole thing. I can never remember everything I do during the year, and…
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The Ansible scripts I have written so far to update Pingdom IPs and update Palo Alto GPCS IPs have worked fine, certainly as intended, but would fall foul of a PCI auditor. So it is time to hide away the secrets in a vault. Ansible Vault setup To set up…
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#ASAs and #Ansible: #Variables and APIs

Following on from the post about using Ansible to manage the 100+ Pingdom probe IP addresses, today’s post is very similar, but this time working with the IP addresses for the Palo Alto Global Protect Cloud Service (GPCS). To give the background and…
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#Cisco #ASAs and #Ansible: Bye-bye to managing 100+ IPs

Third-party monitoring is good for a number of reasons, mainly being that your services can be checked from a number of locations, alleviating the burden of setting this up yourself, however, with it comes the possibility of false-positives. These either…
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My original go at setting up CloudFront as a CDN did not go very well. At the end of the last post on setting up CloudFront and W3 Total Cache, it was working (via WP Rocket), but when I changed the theme, things went back to not using the CDN. In this…
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Palo Alto #ACE #exam

I thought that after having used Palo Alto’s for a few months, that I would give the Palo Alto ACE exam a go. Here is why, how and what happened. The ACE stands for Accredited Configuration Engineer, and, to quote Palo Alto: Passing the ACE exam indicates…
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#CloudFront, #IAM and #W3 Total Cache configuration.

After setting up WordPress in AWS and then switching off CloudFlare so I can use certificates from Amazon Certificate Manager, I noticed a pretty big drop in the GTMetrix score, specifically the YSlow report, and this was due to the lack of CDN (Content…
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#Wordpress in #AWS: #Certificates and #LoadBalancers

Following the initial WordPress setup, I need to give the site an SSL certificate, Google doesn’t like sites without certificates. I already have a wildcard cert from CloudFlare, however, I want to keep this as much AWS’d as I can, therefore I want to use…
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#Wordpress in #AWS

I decided that my foray into AWS needed a dedicated platform, so here it is (aws.802101.com). My original plan was to do a complete lift and shift of http://www.802101.com, but that did not turn out well, and me, being impatient, decided to start with…
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