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
Interested in learning more about the important considerations when planning for the backup, restoration and recovery of resources hosted on AWS Outposts? Click the link below to read I post I wrote for the World Wide Technology digital platform...go check it out! Data Protection for AWS Outposts
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
VMworld 2020 is upon us and there are a ton of announcements related to VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC). I hope to review those here soon, but wanted to highlight another change that came around earlier this summer for SDDC versions 1.10+.VMC provides a full VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) within a specific AWS … Continue reading VMC Storage Policy Best Practices
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