First Impressions: HMD Odyssey and Windows Mixed Reality

I just unboxed my new Samsung HMD Odyssey and got it setup on my home workstation. I needed a new video card just to get started so I went and picked up a graphics card that met the “ULTRA” standards of the Windows Mixed Reality hardware pre-requisites. The one I ended up getting was this … Continue reading First Impressions: HMD Odyssey and Windows Mixed Reality

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OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

A common scenario when configuring an environment is that certain elements of the scripts may need to be executed using a specific user’s credentials. If you’ve looked at the documentation for the various means of execution within Chef you might have noticed the “user”, “domain” and “password” parameters. The “powershell_script” action is particularly useful when … Continue reading OpsWorks + Windows: Alternate user identity execute support

OpsWorks + Auto-scaling Windows Stacks

AWS has multiple ways of enabling Auto-scaling of EC2 instances. Two of which are Auto-Scaling Groups and OpsWorks. When setting up a stack in OpsWorks you’ll notice that you can add Load-based instances to scale the stack beyond the fixed instances you establish. The scale configuration that you specify on the below screen should be … Continue reading OpsWorks + Auto-scaling Windows Stacks