Plex Server Setup – Part II: Making a Filesystem

After the clean install of ubuntu, I only had a 4GB OS partition setup for me. This partition lived on a single physical volume (PV), volume group (VG) and logical volume (LV). These are important concepts to understand Linux filesystem structures. The first step in expanding my storage is to create a separate logical volume … Continue reading Plex Server Setup – Part II: Making a Filesystem

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Plex Server Setup – Part I: Resizing OS Volume

Full disclosure, as someone who’s spent most of his career designing and building software, I don’t often get the opportunity to tackle good old fashioned system administration tasks, especially on Linux. However, since my introduction to PLEX –an open source home media server—I’ve had more opportunities. I’ve recently acquired a new server that I plan … Continue reading Plex Server Setup – Part I: Resizing OS Volume

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part IV

Question #14 A consulting firm repeatedly builds large, standardized architectures for their customers using AWS resources from many AWS Services, including IAM, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, and Amazon VPC. The consultants have architecture diagrams for each of their architectures, and they are frustrated that they cannot use them to automatically create their resources. Which … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part IV

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part III

Question #7 For which of the following workloads should a Solutions Architect consider using Elastic Beanstalk? (Select TWO.) A. A web application using Amazon RDS B. An enterprise data warehouse C. A long running worker process D. A static website E. A management task run once nightly Question #8 A company is generating large datasets … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part III

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part II

Here are some additional questions I found useful when studying for the exam: Question #1 A Solutions Architect is designing a shared service for hosting containers from several customers on Amazon ECS. These containers will use several AWS services. A container from one customer must not be able to access data from another customer. Which … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part II

AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part I

Here are some useful questions when studying for the AWS Solution Architect – Associate exam: Question #1 A company is storing an access key (access key ID and secret access key) in a text file on a custom AMI. The company uses the access key to access DynamoDB tables from instances created from the AMI. … Continue reading AWS Certified Solution Architect – Associate – Sample Questions – Part I

Building a SmartThings Automation

I’ve been digging into the SmartThings Automation platform a bit. Admittedly, I’m fumbling around a bit. 😊 According to the definitions in the documentation, I think I want to build a WebHook automation. As per the documentation, one should consider an “when the end-user configures the Automation to monitor an open/close sensor, the Automation subscribes … Continue reading Building a SmartThings Automation