Cost Control with AWS Auto Scaling Groups

Hi

In a series blog posts I started discussing how to control and minimize your costs in AWS. Read about Where’s my money??? as well as Control your spendings in AWS to know more.

Today I want to touch on a feature in AWS called Auto Scaling Groups – what is it, how it’s related to cost and how to control it

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Control your spendings in AWS

Hi Everyone,

In my previous blog post – where’s my money??? – I started discussing the shock and awe cloud newbies encounter once they start dipping their toes in the cloud computing pool. If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you start by reading this first.

So hopefully by now you begin to understand what tags are (in short, meta-data) and I assume you’re wondering how you can use them…

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Where’s my money???

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So, you went ahead and joined the cloud revolution.

Awesome, you can now chat with your colleagues and throw around buzz words such as IaaS, SaaS, PaaS (and if you’re really cutting edge, you’re probably discussing things like K8s, Docker or maybe even Serverless architecture…)

That’s all great, until you get the check. Next thing you know, too many people are launching instances, storing data and utilizing your cloud account, and you have no control.

What the hell should I do???

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Automate ESXi deployment with ks.cfg and IIS

Hi

In my previous post I discussed the procedure to deploy EFI-based ESXi through WDS (Windows Deployment Services). Make sure to go through that post before diving into this one

There are some great documents online discussing the way to use ks.cfg file to automate your ESXi deployment. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a scripted ESXi installation or the use of a ks.cfg file, I suggest you start here and get yourself familiarized with the idea

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WDS and ESXi Deployment (EFI Based)

I recently got a request from a customer of mine to deploy ESXi server through WDS (Windows Deployment Services).

Before you read any further, you should already be familiar with WDS, PXE-Booting, TFTP, DHCP and similar terms surrounding the WDS deployment mechanism. If you use WDS already, you probably know this already. If not, I suggest you cover your basics and learn how to setup WDS for regular windows deployment before implementing the ESXi deployment

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