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Date: 29 March 2019

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Date: 29 March 2019

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Date: 29 March 2019

Some questions are frequently asked. These are, frequently, the answers.

Working with Advanced Docker Operations

Date: 16 February 2018

Categories: Docker

We all know, at this point, that Docker is the new hotness. Running individual containers can help with development but doesn’t do much for us when it’s time to deploy the application. There’s where orchestration comes in. Docker Swarm is a great tool to use when you first get started with orchestration. Swarm is built into Docker. There’s no additional software to install. You can learn more about running services in Docker Swarm in my video course “Dive into Orchestration with Docker Swarm”.

Docker - A Better Way to Build Apps

Date: 16 October 2017

Categories: Docker

In a very short time, Docker has grown from a cool idea to the way cloud services are run. Getting into Docker can be daunting. That’s why I wrote the video training course “Docker - A Better Way to Build Apps” from Packt Publishing. This course provides an introduction to Docker and will teach you all you need to know to get started developing your own applications in Docker. You’ll learn how deploy Docker locally and on GCE, Azure, and Amazon AWS.
DPM is great for backing up Microsoft stuff but I ran into something really, really odd. In short, the msdpm kept crashing. I took a while but I was eventually able to track down which object was causing the crash by trying each failed sync one at a time. (DPM troubleshooting step 1.) For the record, it was the system protection for a Windows Server 2012 R2 server but I’m not convinced that that matters.

SCCM Updates and Powershell

Date: 12 October 2015

Categories: SCCM, WMI, CIM, powershell

Microsoft is doing cool things with Windows Server with what was originally server core and is now the base version of Windows Server. Combined with Powershell remoting and there’s a lot of power from the command line. Unfortunately, is surprisingly difficult to tell if updates are available and to trigger their installation. If you’re not using SCCM, you can run sconfig.exe and select option 6 to manage your updates but packages and applications pushed through SCCM don’t show up there.

Switching to Docker and CoreOS

Date: 10 October 2014

Categories: docker, coreos

I learned about Docker over the summer at ApacheCon in Denver. While Docker, itself, wasn’t on the program, it came up several times as various people were talking about PaaS systems. Once I started to dig into it, I understood why people were so excited. After playing with it more on my own, I was hooked. I decided that I wanted to move this site to Docker. In this post I’ll tell you a bit about what I did, how I did it and why.