Linux

Testing for Specific Versions of TLS Protocols Using curl

Ever need to set your web server a specific protocol version of TLS for web servers and need a quick way to test that out to confirm? Let’s check out how to use curl to go just that. This code here uses curl with the parameters --tlsv1.1 --tls-max 1.1, which will force the max TLS protocol version to 1.1. Using the --verbose parameter gives you the ability to see the TLS handshake and get the output sent to standard out.

Persistent Server Name Metadata When Deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes

In this post, we will explore how a Pod name is generated, Pod Name lifecycle, how it’s used inside a Pod to set the system hostname, and how the system hostname is used by SQL Server to set its server name metadata. Pod Naming in Deployments When deploying SQL Server in Kubernetes using a Deployment, the Pod created by the Deployment Controller will have a name with a structure of <DeploymentName>-<PodTemplateHash>-<PodID> for example, mssql-deployment-8cbdc8ddd-9n7jh.

New Pluralsight Course – Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Security

My new course “Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Security” is now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in head over to Pluralsight! This course will teach you to configure and manage security in Kubernetes clusters.  This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container-based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on-premises and in the Cloud.

New Pluralsight Course – Maintaining, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Kubernetes

My new course “Maintaining, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Kubernetes” is now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in head over to Pluralsight! This course will teach you to maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot production Kubernetes clusters.  This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container-based solutions. The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on-premises and in the Cloud.

New Pluralsight Course – Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Networking, Services, and Ingress

My new course “Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Networking, Services, and Ingress” is now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in go here! In this course you will learn Kubernetes cluster networking fundamentals and configuring and accessing applications in a Kubernetes Cluster with Services and Ingress.  This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container-based solutions.

Speaking at PSConf EU 2020

I’m proud to announce that I will be speaking at PSConf EU 2020 in Hannover, Germany. The conference runs from 2 June 2020 to 5 June 2020 and brings together some of the titans of the PowerShell community and members of the PowerShell team from Microsoft. <p> This is an incredible event packed with fantastic, deep dive content. <a href="https://psconf.eu/schedule">Check out the amazing schedule</a>! Head on over to the site and <a href="https://psconf.

Speaking at SQLIntersection Orlando 2020

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be speaking at SQL Intersection April 2020! This is my first time speaking at SQL Intersection and I’m very excited to be doing so! <p> Speaking at SQL Intersection means so much to me because in 2014 I got my first exposure to the SQL Server community via <a href="https://www.sqlskills.com/">SQLskills</a> and their training. Then to follow up on their training workshops I attended my very first IT conference, SQL Intersection and now I get to come back as a speaker.

New Pluralsight Course – Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Storage and Scheduling

My new course “Configuring and Managing Kubernetes Storage and Scheduling” in now available on Pluralsight here! Check out the trailer here or if you want to dive right in go here! This course offers practical tips from my experiences managing Kubernetes Clusters and workloads for Centino Systems clients. This course targets IT professionals that design and maintain Kubernetes and container based solutions.The course can be used by both the IT pro learning new skills and the system administrator or developer preparing for using Kubernetes both on premises and in the Cloud and is the fourth course in my Kubernetes Administration Learning Path.

Speaking at PASS Summit 2019!

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be speaking at PASS Summit 2019! This is my second time speaking at PASS Summit and I’m very excited to be doing so! What’s more, is I get to help blaze new ground with an emerging technology,** Kubernetes and how to run SQL Server in Kubernetes**! My session is “Inside Kubernetes – An Architectural Deep Dive” if you’re a just getting started in the container space and want to learn how Kubernetes works and dive into how to deploy SQL Server in Kubernetes this is the session for you.

Updated: Getting Started with Installing Kubernetes

Let’s get you started on your Kubernetes journey with installing Kubernetes and creating a cluster in virtual machines. Kubernetes is a distributed system, you will be creating a cluster which will have a master node that is in charge of all operations in your cluster. In this walkthrough we’ll create three workers which will run our applications. This cluster topology is, by no means, production ready. If you’re looking for production cluster builds check out Kubernetes documentation.