You are running Kubernetes in Azure. You need to find the Ingress pod’s IP address. What should you do?
1. Go to portal.azure.com
2. Go to Kubernetes Service
3. Go to the AKS cluster (e.g., foobar)
4. Go to Services and Ingresses
5. Find the ingress service with the name you are looking for (e.g.,
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You have heard about AWS VPC Peering Connections. Should you use them?
The short answer is “yes.”
Some “best practices” for VPCs are merely step-by-step directions for setting it up while describing options that you may or may not want to take. This posting, on a technical blog of a large reputable company,
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Google Cloud used to be called Google Cloud Platform according to Microsoft. This website corroborates the name as Google Cloud. Things change rapidly in I.T.
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You look at some previous pipelines’ test results. The tests show failing tests. There is a temporal field for “Failing since” and another field called “Failing release.” You have not run the release that is listed as failing in a while. Why isn’t it showing the most recent release?
The root cause is consecutive failures and possibly a poorly named column heading.
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You have heard of projects and organizations in Azure DevOps. What is the difference between the two?
Organizations subsume projects. There can be 300 projects in an organization (according to this website).
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FDR proclaimed that December 7th would be a day that would live in infamy. Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. 80 years later to the day AWS had a major outage (for the us-east-1 region): https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/7/22822332/amazon-server-aws-down-disney-plus-ring-outage
It is an interesting coincidence.
Many people think that the us-east-1 region is the least reliable of Amazon’s regional offerings. Amazon said their “Support Contact Center also relies on the internal AWS network,
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You want to list the elastic load balancers in your AWS account. How do you view the ELBs?
Run this command:
aws elbv2 describe-load-balancers …
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You are troubleshooting a pipeline in Azure DevOps. You look at the task’s log output. You see a security-threshold flag in a CLI with the value of “low”, “medium”, “high” or “critical” that you think is incorrect or discrepant with another setting. How do you get the flag to be set to the security threshold level of your choice?
The ultimate Snyk command that is run (or commands that are run) is (or are) created from various underlying settings,
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You know that many sources recommend you scan IaC code as part of modern security recommended practices. (Page 293 of Terraform: Up & Running, 2nd Edition by Yevgeniy Brikman (O’Reilly), Copyright 2019, 978-1-492-04690-5 recommends using Snyk.) You tried to create a new pipeline in Azure DevOps. You tried to add a Snyk task. But you were not able to. Why in Azure DevOps do you not see a Snyk option for a task to add to a pipeline?
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Is there a difference between an IAM role and an IAM access key?
Yes. To summarize this article, IAM users are for humans and IAM roles are for AWS components (such as S3 buckets and EC-2 instances). As a less significant difference, you do not rotate IAM roles (according to this medium.com post).
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