Overview Recently I was working with Rubrik to perform some tests related to the backup and restore of AWS resources housed on an AWS Outpost. Everything was working great until we attempted to restore an RDS database onto the Outpost. The solution was pretty straightforward and easy but I had the benefit of working directly … Continue reading Trouble restoring AWS Outposts-based RDS Instances with Rubrik?
Overview If you're building an AWS Organization, or getting ready to deploy a new organization using AWS Control Tower, be advised that there are very helpful AWS services that can be integrated into your organization. In this "Be sure to integrate..." series, we'll look at 3 baseline services that should be enabled and integrated into … Continue reading Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS Security Hub
This post isn't a necessarily a troubleshooting deep dive, but I just want to share some of the more common issues I've seen while working with AppStream. Image Preparation - application settings are not saved from the template to the test user. When creating an AppStream image, its standard procedure to use a Template user … Continue reading AppStream Troubleshooting QuickHits
Overview In this 3 part series, we’re looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In the second post, we setup up Identity Providers and an IAM role in … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Accessing Okta Applications – Part 3 of 3
Overview In this 3 part series, we're looking at integrating Amazon AppStream and Okta using an Okta Developer account. In the first post, we created an Okta Developer account, Okta applications for our AppStream stacks, and saved our Okta Identity Provider metadata. In this post (#2 of the series), we'll be setting up Identity Providers … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: AWS IDPs and IAM Roles – Part 2 of 3
Overview In this post, we'll look at how we can integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta? Why do this? I'm doing it because I'm looking for one place to go to gain access to ALL of the AppStream stacks I have access to. As you build out an AppStream infrastructure, a single user could have access … Continue reading Integrate Amazon AppStream and Okta: Creating Okta Applications – Part 1 of 3
To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!
This post is a bit different from my others. I am excited to share a couple of posts I wrote in conjunction with Gestalt IT about Pure Storage. The first post is focused on a consumption based service model for Pure Storage, while the second highlights integrations with the AWS ecosystem. Links to both posts … Continue reading Pure Storage in the Era of Cloud
In the first post of this AppStream series, we created an AppStream Image using the Image Builder. With the image created, we will focus on the task of building our fleet. Remember from the first post that a fleet consists of a number of “streaming instances” that service the streaming demand. If you're familiar with … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!
Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image