Monitor AWS Auto Scaling Activities with PowerShell

Recently, I needed to monitor my auto scaling groups in AWS, to see why they weren’t scaling up properly. Although I can use the AWS management console to monitor these activity messages, it isn’t very efficient to continuously click the refresh button. Hence, I wanted to automate the process of …

Continue reading

CBT Nuggets Skills Available Now

Hey folks, about a month ago I joined CBT Nuggets as a full-time trainer. Since then, I’ve been working on producing high-quality training content around topics like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and PowerShell for our learners to consume and build off of! So far, I’ve got several skills published, which …

Continue reading

Improve Your Professional Image in a Remote-centric World

These days, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, people are spending a lot more time on conference calls from home. According to VentureBeat, Zoom raced from 3 million to 200 million users in just one quarter! Not everyone has a dedicated home office setup, since prior to the …

Continue reading

Find the Main Route Table of a VPC with PowerShell

In Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), each VPC has a default route table, known as the “main” route table. If you want to identify the route table that is considered the “main” route table, it can be a little challenging. Using the Get-EC2RouteTable command, you might notice …

Continue reading

Automate AWS MFA Credential Renewal with OCR and PowerShell

Problem Statement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a relatively easy mechanism to improve the security of your Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. Instead of logging into the AWS Management Console using a username and password, you also have to provide a time-based one-time password (TOTP). The same concept applies when …

Continue reading

Finding an AWS EC2 AMI with the AWS PowerShell SDK

Problem Statement If you’ve ever launched an Amazon EC2 instance (aka. virtual machine), you’re probably familiar with the concept of an Amazon Machine Image (AMI). AMIs are simply virtual machine images that you can launch your EC2 instance with. Because anyone can publish a custom AMI, and because AWS has …

Continue reading