Customizing the Amazon WorkSpaces Client

Overview Earlier this month, AWS announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API could now be used to modify the appearance of the WorkSpaces client to enhance the end user experience. The updated API allows you to add a logo, login message, forgot password, and support links unique to your organization. What aspects of the WorkSpaces client … Continue reading Customizing the Amazon WorkSpaces Client

Why the heck can’t I connect to my stuff running in VMC from AWS?!?

When it comes to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC), the devil is in the networking details. For those out there unfamiliar with VMC, it is an service that was jointly developed between AWS and VMware, and is fully managed by VMware. It is essentially a VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) as-a-Service running within the … Continue reading Why the heck can’t I connect to my stuff running in VMC from AWS?!?

Adding an Amazon Linux 2 Instance to Veeam using Private Key Credentials

Overview There may come a time when you wish to add an AWS Amazon Linux 2 EC2 instance as a managed server in Veeam Backup and Recovery. In this specific case, I was simply playing around with Veeam backup job settings with a Veeam Backup and Replication Server hosted on a VMware Cloud on AWS … Continue reading Adding an Amazon Linux 2 Instance to Veeam using Private Key Credentials

Deploying Linux Desktops and Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Overview I suppose its impossible to keep up with every AWS announcement, even for some of your favorite services. I can't really even remember how I came across this but on November 16, 2021, AWS announced that, "Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Amazon Linux 2. With this launch, you can now stream Linux applications … Continue reading Deploying Linux Desktops and Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0

Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3

With this post, we'll conclude this series covering the most common AWS Security Event Root Causes. To recap, the six most common AWS security incident root causes are: Unintended disclosure of security credentials and secretsCustomer does not ensure the complete accuracy of their AWS account informationInsecure AWS resource configurationInactive response to GuardDuty and other detective controls and … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #3

virtualBonzo “Lab Spotlight” – AppStream SaaS Portal

As part of a potential new "segment" to the site, we thought it may be fun to share with you those labs and/or workshops that we have found to be interesting. Thus the "Lab Spotlight" is born! If you look through the history of the site, you'll find several posts regarding Amazon AppStream, AWS's fully … Continue reading virtualBonzo “Lab Spotlight” – AppStream SaaS Portal

Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2

Hello everyone! In many ways, it feels like "forever" since I last wrote anything. So much has happened since the last post but between surgeries, back problems, customer projects, and some PTO, I felt an urge to sit down and see if I could put a few sentences together and jump back into this multipart … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #2

Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #1

Last week I attended an interesting webinar with an engineer from the AWS Customer Incident Response team talk about the most common AWS Security Incident Root Causes. What was fascinating, to me anyway, is that the destructive power of these root causes can be minimized by following standard security best practices. Without further ado, are … Continue reading Common AWS Security Event Root Causes – Notes – Part #1

Building an AWS Organization? Be sure to integrate….AWS IAM Access Analyzer

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 IAM Access Analyzer