What is Microsoft DevOps? This is an interesting question because first off, most IT Managers don’t envision CI/CD for Microsoft products; the old way works just fine! And, second, Microsoft DevOps is a concept not many Windows Admins have even considered either, until now – because, well, isn’t DevOps a Linux thing? These mindsets are a BIG problem for CTOs because staying ahead of competitors building online-services using DevOps is going to become harder and harder if your IT Staff are still using old traditional “manual” build and deployment processes. Let’s look at this from a different angle, for SysAdmins, I’m… [Read More]
Learn DevOps for Beginners
What is DevOps? Find out in my collection of DevOps posts that cover: skills, training, tools, gotchas, & more...
When I was just a fledgling starting out as a Jr SysAdmin, I recall many times getting impatient and installing new software in a rush only to find out…drats – I needed to take care of 2 or 3 prerequisites or the installation would bomb. 🙁 I know you’re probably not like me but honestly my impatience often caused me to have to wipe systems I built and start over with a clean OS install, wasting hours precious time in the process… Don’t Learn DevOps The Hard Way! Over the years I’ve learned many lessons the hard way which has made me… [Read More]
Have you ever watched ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ with Gordon Ramsay? The show is about an English Chef who goes into mom & pop restaurants all over the US and works with the owners and staff to fix their failing operations. Usually by the end of a 60 minute episode (and with the magic of video editing) Gordon fixes all the problems. Each episode normally climaxes and ends with a big group hug and a lot of tears; then Gordon walks away into the night after making a snarky comment. You’re probably wondering how this relates with DevOps? Here’s how. If you’ve read… [Read More]
Wow, you’re going to love this! I recently listened to the David Linthicum Cloud Computing Podcast where David was interviewing Gene Kim; you know Gene the guy who wrote The Phoenix Project DevOps Book? Anyways, I’d never heard of David before now so after listening to the podcast I decided to check the CloudTP.com website and what I found was a goldmine of like-minded professionals who love what I love: Technology, Cloud and DevOps. Why am I telling you this? At VMinstall.com, my goal is to not only to write about Shiny New Objects (SNO) but also to share exciting news… [Read More]
Some experts say they’re a ‘myth’ while others will go as far as to call them Unicorns…Do DevOps Engineers exist? If you do a search on the topic you’ll find more questions than answers. So instead of just sharing another opinion I decided to link up with a DevOps Engineer and do a little Q&A. Enjoy! J. Bobby Lopez a.k.a. DevOps Engineer Welcome Bobby and thank you for being our guest on VMi. We appreciate you taking time to share your story. We’re also very excited to learn what it took to earn this illusive career role. Let’s get started… [Read More]