Checking for Lint in your CloudFormation Templates

    If you are like me, you want your templates to pass muster and therefore usually pass them through some type of verification tool beyond the human eye, which is a poor verification tool by the way. Especially without caffiene.

    As much as I love hunting config files for missing comas and quotation marks, or an out of alignment issue. I would rather spend the time thinking about the content of the template, rather the formatting.

    VS Code Extension

    So have I ventured to find a few solutions to make the hunt easier.

    Apr 18, 2021 - Filed in: AWS CloudFormation DevOps
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    Terraform Container NAS


    Following up from my recent post on a NAS device I had built and used for Linux containers, I had built using a Synology NAS. I have since added more memory to the device, maxing out the memory that the vendor supported 16GB. I have seen unsupported configuration with 20GB on the internet, I have not ventured into this area yet.

    I have also migrated what resources and containers I had in Docker to be managed by Terraform, HashiCorp’s Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool. Which was a lot of re-creating of what I already had created, Docker volumes, images, and containers.

    I backed up current volume data to restore. Grafana and InfluxDB. Now all Docker resources are done through Terraform configuration and kept in source repository.

    Apr 10, 2021 - Filed in: Terraform Docker Linux Storage
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    OPNsense BIND Plugin Configuration

    Setting up BIND can be a challenge in of itself. Interfaces can be make things easier, but it isn’t always quiet obvious how-to go about achieving what you want, and still require some knowledge of BIND/named configuration.

    As with OPNsense DNS plugin, can be quite tricky to get right. This post is how I got my internal domain,, setup in OPNsense, complete with reverse zones.

    Plugins BIND
    Mar 11, 2021 - Filed in: OPNsense BIND DNS
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    A Container NAS named Phong

    I recently purchased a Synology DS920+ NAS to use as a host for Linux containers and manage it via the Docker API and Terraform. This post is how I got the device to do exactly that. As to the name of the device, it is named after a ReBoot character.

    Feb 20, 2021 - Filed in: Docker Linux Storage Certificates
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