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Automation is the technology by which a process or procedure is performed without human assistance.[1] Automation [2] or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching on telephone networks, steering and stabilization of ships, aircraft and other applications and vehicles with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated.

A quick lesson on Powershell and Get-AdvancedSetting

A quick lesson on Powershell and Get-AdvancedSetting

I had a need to understand the powershell command “Get-AdvancedSetting” which is a vmware powercli command to pull the advanced settings of any VMware entity. This was also an exercise in powershell and helping me understand the handling of output. I didn’t find the official documentation very helpful which only had the below command as a reference. Get-AdvancedSetting -Entity Server -Name ‘*smtp*’ The blog Pragmatic IO by Brett Sinclair had a walk through to suppress the shell warning on esxi hosts which…

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Learning Ansible

Learning Ansible

This post is for my notes and thoughts on learning Ansible Network Device Controller My potential project will be a cloud based ansible tower server to be a control center for our Cisco ASA Firewalls. This could push out password updates, config changes, as well as prompt for backups to a secure FTP server. This would also give a quick and easy way to update all client firewalls by hosting upgrade files and pushing upgrade commands after hours automatically. Pair…

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Learning AWS and getting AWS Operations Certified

Learning AWS and getting AWS Operations Certified

This will be my log and place to keep my thoughts and references while I try to obtain my AWS certification AWS EDUCATE – https://awseducate.instructure.com/courses/125/modules https://www.expeditedssl.com/aws-in-plain-english https://acloud.guru/learn/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate [https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/7939jn/i_need_to_embrace_the_cloud/]   https://www.udacity.com/course/full-stack-foundations–ud088 https://aws.amazon.com/certification/our-certifications/ [https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/77g5tw/25_free_online_programming_courses_and_moocs_for/] [https://medium.com/@adhorn/10-lessons-from-10-years-of-aws-part-1-258b56703fcf]

Why knowing command line is important for any system administrator

Why knowing command line is important for any system administrator

I know this subject is touched on a lot and in a lot more depth than this will be. I wanted to give my two cents though. I recently had a peer who needed to migrate a group of VMs to another data store. For whatever reason they wouldn’t go because of the attached cd-rom drive had an ISO from the original data store attached. My co-worker asked me to help him out and go through and remove the cd-drive…

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WDS/MDT Deployment for multi-client support

WDS/MDT Deployment for multi-client support

This is a project I will be working on over the next few weeks/months depending on how long it takes. It will be a place holder for links, commands, and tips that I may find useful along the way. At the end I will come back and format to provide better readability and establish a time line, steps taken, and problems that I ran into. Current steps are on hold waiting on hardware and approvals. To Give a basic overview…

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