AWS File Gateway: Joining to an Active Directory Domain

AWS Storage Gateway is one of the first AWS services I ever deployed in the wild. It is one of those services that can be great for specific use cases, but isn't something that I personally implement very frequently. For those unfamiliar with AWS Storage Gateway, it essentially allows you to abstract underlying AWS S3 … Continue reading AWS File Gateway: Joining to an Active Directory Domain

Troubleshooting Amazon WorkSpace Connectivity from an End-User Device

I recently ran into a situation where I was unable to connect to an Amazon WorkSpace.  Though everything looked great on the AWS side in that no problems were displayed within the WorkSpaces console, the Get-WKSWorkspace PowerShell command, and the CloudWatch WorkSpace dashboard, my connection would launch, present me with a black screen, and then … Continue reading Troubleshooting Amazon WorkSpace Connectivity from an End-User Device

AWS Security Specialty Exam Prep, a Book Review: “AWS Certified Security – Specialty” by Zeal Vora

Recently, I have been studying for and fortunately passed the AWS Certified Security Specialty exam. Unlike the AWS Associate and Professional certifications for which there seems to be no shortage of study material, I found that study material for the AWS Security Specialty, especially a book, is less common. You may be asking and I'll … Continue reading AWS Security Specialty Exam Prep, a Book Review: “AWS Certified Security – Specialty” by Zeal Vora

Deploying Veeam Backup for AWS – Free Edition

Introduction During AWS re:Invent 2019, Veeam released "Backup for AWS", a backup and recovery solution designed, at this time, to protect AWS EC2 instances. In this upcoming (and now here) series of posts, I'll detail how to deploy and use Veeam Backup for AWS to backup and restore data from your AWS EC2 instances. This … Continue reading Deploying Veeam Backup for AWS – Free Edition

Veeam Backup for AWS – File-Level Recovery (FLR) Task Stops with Failures

I had a curious issue recently while testing Veeam Backup for AWS.  I had no issues deploying it, initializing it, configuring backups, nor restoring instances or volumes.  I did however, run into an issue when performing a file-level restore (FLR).  About 40 seconds after starting the FLR, I received the error (shown below) stating that … Continue reading Veeam Backup for AWS – File-Level Recovery (FLR) Task Stops with Failures