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Here are a list of articles by Sam Gabrail:

Terraform for Beginners - A Beginner's Guide to Automating Cloud Infrastructure
Don't have time and want to learn the basics of Terraform quickly? Get started with this beginner's guide to Terraform.

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January 27, 2023
Terraform vs Ansible - Demo the Differences - Part 2
Discover the distinctions between Terraform and Ansible in this Terraform vs Ansible comparison demonstration. The outcome may surprise you!

IaCHashiCorpTerraformAWSAnsible
January 27, 2023
Terraform vs Ansible - Learn the Differences - Part 1
With countless options for provisioning and configuring infrastructure, it can be difficult to determine the ideal solution. Terraform and Ansible are two of the most sought-after tools in this domain, so let's compare their distinctions to support you in making a decision.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformAnsible
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Vault Backup and Restore Raft Snapshots from Kubernetes to AWS S3
As a DevOps engineer, you know that managing secrets is critical to your job. And HashiCorp Vault is one of the best tools for the job. But what happens when you need to back up and restore your Vault data? In this post, we'll show you how to use Raft snapshots to do just that. We'll also show you how to store those snapshots in AWS S3 for added durability. So if you're ready to learn how to keep your data safe, read on!

HashiCorpVaultAWS
January 27, 2023
AWS Lambda - Terraform Configuration Example with API Gateway
Build an API using a serverless Lambda Function with an API Gateway all with Terraform.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformAWSServerlessAPI
January 27, 2023
Securing the Future - DevSecOps Trends for 2023
Explore the current trends in DevSecOps for 2023 and what businesses can do to prepare for a more secure future. Learn about the practices being adopted and popular tools and technologies that are becoming increasingly popular.

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January 27, 2023
36 Top DevOps Questions to Get You Started in 2023
Learn the principles and practices of DevOps via questions and answers to get you started in 2023

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January 27, 2023
Terraform to Create a Ubuntu 22.04 VM in VMware vSphere ESXi
Learn to use Terraform to create a Ubuntu 22.04 VM in VMware vSphere ESXi.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformVMware
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Packer to Build a Ubuntu 22.04 Image Template in VMware vSphere
Learn how to use HashiCorp Packer to automate the creation of Ubuntu 22.04 Image Templates in VMware vSphere.

IaCHashiCorpPackerCI/CDVMware
January 27, 2023
Migrate Secrets from AWS Secrets Manager to HashiCorp Vault with Python, Docker, and GitLab
In our last blog post, Andrew at Money Leaves Bank decided to use Terraform to migrate their secrets hosted in AWS Secrets Manager to HashiCorp Vault. However, he got some push-back from the security team regarding secrets showing up in the Terraform state file. Money Leaves Bank hired you as a consultant to write a script to run the migration securely. You decide to use Python for the script, Docker to package it, and GitLab to automate the testing and packaging. Learn more in this blog post.

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January 27, 2023
Migrate Secrets from AWS Secrets Manager to HashiCorp Vault with Terraform
Andrew at Money Leaves Bank finally convinced Claire, his CIO, that HashiCorp Vault should be their secrets management solution as they are becoming a multi-cloud company. Now he is faced with the challenge of migrating their secrets hosted in AWS Secrets Manager to HashiCorp Vault. In this blog post, learn why Andrew decides to use Terraform for this task and how he implements the solution.

IaCTerraformVault
January 27, 2023
env0 - A Terraform Cloud Alternative
Have you ever wondered what other Terraform Cloud alternatives are out there? Check out env0. You will find very interesting features for a solid Infrastructure as Code platform for your organization. This post is sponsored by env0.

IaCenv0Terraform
January 27, 2023
Terraform Import Example - AWS EC2 Instance
Do you need to import an EC2 instance into Terraform? Learn how to do this the right way without accidentally deleting your resources.

IaCHashiCorpTerraform
January 27, 2023
DevOps Engineer NOT on Linux? You're MISSING OUT!
Are you a DevOps Engineer but NOT using Linux? You're missing out big time! In this blog post, I'll share with you my recommended setup for Windows users using the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2)

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January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Vault API Tutorial and Pro Tips
Learning how to use the Vault API is key to really understanding how Vault works

HashiCorpVault
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Vault Tutorial for Beginners
Are you looking for a beginner level course to HashiCorp Vault? You've come to the right place! This is a full 1 hour course called HashiCorp Vault Fundamentals.

HashiCorpVault
January 27, 2023
Create a Pihole Docker Ad Blocker with Ansible and Terraform
Are you sick and tired of getting bombarded with so many ads while browsing the Internet? Would you like to get rid of these annoying ads that distract you from doing real work? Check out Pihole Docker which is an easy-to-use ad blocker that you can run in your home network or in your office. As an added bonus we use the concepts of Infrastructure as Code with Ansible and Terraform to deploy Pihole Docker in a vSphere environment. All the source code is stored in GitLab.

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January 27, 2023
Terraform vSphere Windows Example to Join an AD Domain
Stop using outdated methods to create Windows virtual machines in vSphere. Instead, consider using Infrastructure as Code with Terraform to automate the process. In this blog post, you will learn how to do this and also how to join the Windows virtual machine to an active directory domain.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerVMwareWindows
January 27, 2023
Build a Kubernetes k3s Cluster in vSphere with Terraform and Packer
Learn how to build a Kubernetes k3s cluster in vSphere with Terraform and Packer

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerCI/CDVMwareKubernetesGitLab
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Packer to Build a Ubuntu 20.04 Image Template in VMware
Automate the creation of Ubuntu 20.04 Image Templates in VMware using HashiCorp Packer

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerCI/CDVMware
January 27, 2023
Consul-Template to Automate Certificate Management for HashiCorp Vault PKI
Learn how to automate certificate management for the HashiCorp Vault PKI secrets engine.

HashiCorpVaultPKI
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Vault PKI Secrets Engine Demo for Certificate Management
Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to manage certificates? In this post you will learn how to use HashiCorp Vault's PKI secrets engine to do so.

HashiCorpVaultPKI
January 27, 2023
Jenkins, Vault, Terraform, Ansible, and Consul Delivering an End-to-End CI/CD Pipeline
Learn how to build a Kubernetes k3s cluster in vSphere with Terraform and Packer

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January 27, 2023
Secret Zero Problem Solved for HashiCorp Vault
Vault is a great tool to centralize and manage secrets. However, how do you get access to Vault in the first place to retrieve your secrets? Learn best practices of solving the secret zero problem here.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformCI/CDVaultAnsibleAzureJenkins
January 27, 2023
Hashicorp Packer, Terraform, and Ansible to Set Up Jenkins
How would you like to learn some best practices of Infrastructure as Code? This post will teach you how to use Packer, Terraform, and Ansible to build a Jenkins node to be used for CI/CD pipelines.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerCI/CDVaultAnsibleAzureJenkins
January 27, 2023
Hashicorp Vault Azure Secrets Engine - Secure Your Azure Resources
Have you implemented security measures around your access to Azure resources for provisioning? Learn how to use HashiCorp Vault's Azure secrets engine to do so.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformCI/CDVaultAzure
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Waypoint - Will it Replace Your CI/CD?
Have you heard of one of HashiCorp's newest products? It's called Waypoint and it's here to disrupt the way we do continuous deployment. Learn all about it here.

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January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Boundary - Make Sure Your Human To Machine Access Is Secure
Are the days of VPNs numbered? Explore this new product by HashiCorp. It's an exciting new way to secure human to machine access.

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January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Packer for VMware Ubuntu Templates and Terraform for building VMs
Stop using clickops and start automating with Infrastructure as Code concepts. In this video blog post you will learn how to use Packer to create Ubuntu 18.04 template images in vSphere then use Terraform to deploy these VMs.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerVMwareLinuxUbuntu
January 27, 2023
HashiCorp Packer VMware Windows Templates and Terraform for VMs
Are you still creating vSphere images by clicking in the UI? Are you doing the same to deploy these images in vSphere? You really should stop and consider automating the process with Infrastructure as Code using Packer and Terraform. Learn how to do this in this video blog post.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformPackerVMwareWindows
January 27, 2023
Webblog App Part 4 – HashiStack – Nomad Consul Vault Terraform
Learn how to use the entire HashiStack, that is Terraform, Vault, Consul, and Nomad to run an application. The focus is showing how to orchestrate an application using Nomad and how the other HashiCorp tools integrate nicely for a secure deployment.

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January 27, 2023
Webblog App Part 3 - Consul Connect Service Mesh
Have you heard of Istio for service mesh? This post will to teach you how to use Consul Connect Service Mesh and show you how easy it is to connect your services.

HashiCorpTerraformVaultConsul
January 27, 2023
Webblog App Part 2 - Secrets Development Phases with Vault
Don't get overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles that HashiCorp Vault has to offer. Here you can learn about some secrets development phases for a web application. We discuss the crawl, walk, and run phases.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformCI/CDVaultGitLab
January 27, 2023
Webblog App Part 1 - Infrastructure as Code with Terraform
Learn the basics of Infrastructure as Code with Terraform. Moreover, this is part one of a four part series that goes through the HashiCorp stack of tools.

IaCHashiCorpTerraformCI/CDVaultGitLab
January 27, 2023
Microservices Applications'​ Life Cycle
Check out these three demos that take us through the life cycle of microservices applications.

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January 27, 2023