Technical Blog

Grafana: How to configure SSL HTTPS in Grafana

Here is a quick guide to configuring a self-signed SSL certificate for Grafana, allowing you to browse to: https://your_grafana_server:3000 What is Grafana? If you need monitoring dashboards, using Grafana and Prometheus will give you a great solution. Check out https://grafana.com and https://prometheus.io to start your Journey. Grafana SSL SSL is...

Easy Way to install Ansible on Linux

What is the easiest way to install Ansible on Linux? If you are using Ansible from the official Red Hat or CentOS repositories you may have noticed that the Ansible revision available via yum is significantly out of date. Take Red Hat 7 for example, not a very old version...

DevOps Guide to Important Terraform Concepts

This is an intermediate guide to the core Terraform concepts. If you can get your head around these core concepts, you will be well on your way to understanding Terraform. I have not included Terraform modules in the guide, modules are a big topic and I will tackle these in...

An indepth guide to PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is a vast subject, the aim of this guide is to provide system administrators a simple, usable guide to the fundamentals of PowerShell. We will also demonstrate scripts and commands which can be used in typical day-to-day tasks. This guide will give you the basic steps to get...

Whitepaper: How to Secure Clou­d Infrastructure (2020)

This is a copy of an article I wrote for Atlantic.Net – All Rights Reserved Demand for cloud computing has grown exponentially in 2020­, the Covid-19 global pandemic has seen many businesses fast track their cloud migration strategy, and transition business-critical workloads to the cloud. Atlantic.Net has been providing managed...

MySQL / MariaDB Database Administration and SQL Language Basics

In this MySQL Tutorial article, I will introduce you to the basic Administrative Tasks needed for MySQL. The purpose is to give system administrators the ability to perform some basic administration tasks before escalating to a qualified DBA. MySQL is a high-performance database server from Oracle Corporation. Red Hat recently...