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In this episode I talk with Dylan Shields about AWS Security best practices. The cloud is great and does make deployment and scaling easier than ever, but security best practices still remain a big responsibility of the cloud customer. Connect with Dylan: LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dylan-shields-6802b1168 AWS Security Book: https://www.m…
 
In this episode I have a conversation with Rober Collcott, A IT Technician, First Line Engineer & Microsoft 365 Specialist. We discuss the key skills for entering the information technology field. PSA: I’m looking for someone to help me edit/produce the show. This is a volunteer position using Adobe Audition to process about 2 hours of audio per mo…
 
In this episode I talk with Chris Tresco. Chris is an accomplished Architect and Engineer focusing on using nextgen technologies like SDDC, Virtualization, Cloud, Automation, and Security to solve real world, complex business-related problems. We talked about HCI, what it is and what problem it solves. Connect with Chris: LinkedIN: https://www.link…
 
In this episode I talk with Ken Youens-Clark about using Python for some basic scripting tasks. We directly compare writing a small program written in both Bash and Python to see the benefits of using Python. This is an “In The Lab” episode and an YouTube link to the video is listed below. Thanks to Manning Publications for sponsoring this episode!…
 
In this episode I talk with Doug Farrell about using Python to help automate sysadmin tasks. Doug Farrell is a senior software developer with over 20 years of experience focusing on Python and JavaScript. Thanks to Manning Publications for sponsoring this episode! Visit www.manning.com and use the discount code podsys19 for 40% off any product. Goo…
 
In this episode I talk with Jeff Brown, a system engineer and cloud administrator with 13+ years of experience in server and application administration. We discuss his transition from music to IT and how he navigated his IT career to keep himself engaged and challenged. Connect with Jeff: Blog: https://www.jeffbrown.tech LinkedIn: https://www.linke…
 
In this episode I talk with Josh Duffeny about decluttering our digital lives. Josh is a DevOps Engineer, Pluralsight Author, Speaker, Blogger and PowerShell Advocate. This is a great way to look at what technology you are using and if it is helping or harming your productivity. We all only have so much mental capacity and when it is used up by “cl…
 
In this episode I talk with Jon Clarke, an IT professional, instructor and online content creator with over 25 years of experience. We discuss how Jon got his start in IT as well as common career paths and recommendations. Connect with Jon: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxf9VicLnyvZhGplp1SMWVA Twitter: https://twitter.com/it_taster…
 
In the episode I talk with Michael Levan about transitioning to DevOps. Michael Levan is owner and Chief Engineer at CloudDev.Engineering as well as an Author, Blogger & Public Speaker. Having been a system administrator Micheal knows first hand what it takes to take that knowledge and apply it in a DevOps role. Connect with Michael: Twitter: @TheN…
 
In this episode I have a conversation with Adam Bertram about side hustles, consulting, writing and training. Adam Bertram has been working in IT for 21 years . He is an entrepreneur, IT influencer, Microsoft MVP, blogger, trainer, author and content marketing writer for multiple technology companies. We talk about how he got started in IT and his …
 
In this in the lab episode I go over the setup process for my new home lab. I recently got a full height fully enclosed 4-post rack that prompted me to rethink my whole network setup. I recorded several videos throughout this build that are linked below. VMware User Group: VMUG YouTube Videos: Home Lab: 4-Post Network Rack Planning In the Lab: 4-Po…
 
In this episode I have a conversation with Ron Sivonda about his transition from military to IT. Anyone looking to get into IT from the military or otherwise will benefit from hearing about Ron’s story and several insights from his perspective as a VP of a cyber security firm. Show Links: https://www.veterati.com/ https://vets2pm.com/ https://www.l…
 
In this episode I talk with the SysAdmin & Business owner Johnard Owens. We talk about how he got started in IT, what he does to stay current and his experiences in stating an IT services company. You can find more information about Johnard’s company at www.technicalevolutions.comBy Dustin Reybrouck: IT System Administrator
 
This episode is an arbitrary update where I talk about whatever is on my mind. After putting if off over a year I recently built a new computer to help with video streaming & editing. I also have started fresh with my Lab environment adding my old desktop to it. I’ve spent the last few weeks working on PowerShell scripts to help automate some of my…
 
In this episode I talk with Travis Plunk and Tyler Leonhardt about their new book Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Linux and macOS Edition. We discuss the book writing process, installing PowerShell on Linux and macOS, using Visual Studio Code and how PowerShell can make you more productive. The Book https://www.manning.com/books/learn-power…
 
In this episode I walk through the process to setup an AWS Lightsail WordPress multi-site server. This is also available as a video on my YouTube channel. https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com Affordable, configurable, fast Transfer allowance In and out count towards allowance Inbound traffic is free after allowance is met $0.09/GB after allowance 1TB =…
 
This episode is an update of what I’ve been working on recently. Lync/AudioCodes Setting up a new gateway Working with a vendor We are going ultimately responsible for the support and reliability of our solutions Cloud and on premises HP ML350 G6 48GB Ram 2x Xeon E5530 1TB Samsung Evo SSD Sata III Card USB 3 Card Windows 10 Behind the Podcast Appro…
 
In this lab episode I run through the setup process for OpenVPN on pfSense. If you’re new to pfSense check out episode 10. This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience with networking, VLANs and working with certificates. Education and book knowledge is important, but hand on experience is critical! You can also check on this episode on m…
 
This episode is all about the resume writing and interviewing process. You may not need this information now, but when you do following these guidelines will help you get the job you want with competitive compensation. Fitness Plug: Anyone interested in achieving some fitness goals should check out my wife’s Instagram. She is a Beachbody coach as i…
 
In this lab episode I run through a recent PowerShell project. This is a very basic example will give you an idea what can be done with PowerShell. The YouTube video for this episode can be found at https://youtu.be/SXv-ZVV9ioc. As promised I have included the final scripts below. ##########################demo.ps1##################### #Define vari…
 
This is a new type of episode I’m trying out. In there “Arbitrary Update” episodes I will be sharing anything and everything that is on my mind. Some of it may be SysAdmin and Technology focused, but not all of it. I do expect most of it will resonate with many of you. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on this new format that will be mixed in wi…
 
In today’s show I discuss what ticketing systems are and some of their primary features. Overview Ticketing systems allow us to collect, assign and report on specific tasks I consider a basic ticketing system a necessity for any IT team Centralized Request Management What happens if someone is out sick or on vacation? How do you check the status of…
 
In this episode I walk through the process of installing Server 2019 Core. Hands on experience is critical for anyone looking to start or enhance their IT career. I am using my Windows 10 Pro computer with Hyper-V for this lab, so give this a try at home and let me know how it goes. I plan to continue building out this Hyper-V lab in future episode…
 
This episode is an an interview with Jack McCarthy. He has been working in IT for 6 months and it currently an IT Client Support Specialist. Some takeaways from my conversation with Jack are: Don’t be afraid to try different things Get a job that is close to what you want, even if not the exact field Be read for opportunities, they often come unexp…
 
In this episode I talk about why System Administrator is my favorite IT role. Today’s Show This following is highly influenced by my own opinions and experiences The System Administrator role is my favorite in the IT field Education & Experience requirements 4+ years with 4 year degree 8+ years without degree Responsibilities Wide range of technolo…
 
In today’s show I add email to the lab with Exchange 2016. Follow Up From last show Grounding bar Conduits and ladder rack Airflow Data Closet Specs Today’s Show Exchange 2016 Cu11 install files https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57388 The 2016 trial will not install on server 2016, but the CU is a full installer and will go i…
 
Server Room Diagram In today’s episode I go over all the requirements for building or remodeling a server room. Today’s Show – Building a Server Room New construction or remodel Project Management Depending on the scope IT maybe expected to manage this project If not managed by IT you will want to ensure you are involved as early as possible Commun…
 
In today’s show we will continue working in the lab. I walk through the process of deploying Active Directory on a new Server 2016 VM with DNS and DHCP. We also setup a file server with a basic network share. Follow-Up One way conversation so far, I want to hear from you Dustin@sysadminshow.com @sysadminshow Some upcoming topics include server room…
 
We continue getting the lab setup. Configuring a dedicated network with internet access for the lab using pfSense and VLANs on a managed switch. https://www.pfsense.org/download/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network Configure VLANs on pfSense Home Public Lab Reset and Configure managed switch Patch in and test Configure VMware networking T…
 
Follow-Up Missed from SAS 006 Testing Hardware/Software Test everything, try to break it Don’t assume anything Testing backups Monthly backup tests Quarterly disaster recovery tests Annual business continuity tests Today’s Show – Managing IT Vendor Relationships Everyone will need an IT vendor at some point, so build good relationships for when you…
 
On today’s show we continue working on the VMware lab we started last show. We will be focusing on configuring some basic settings, so that we can deploy VMs. Once VMware is setup I walk through the process of deploying a few VMs. The evaluation software I use for the VMs can be downloaded for free from Microsoft’s website. https://www.microsoft.co…
 
Installing VMware ESXi 6.5U2 to use as the basis of my home lab. I was planning on installing ESXi 6.7, but they have release new CPU requirements that my lab servers is not compatible with. My server is a HP ML350 G6 with 2X XEON E5530 Quad Core CPUs and 48GB of RAM. Any fairly recent computer could work and it does not need to be server class har…
 
In Today’s episode I take a look at using VirtualBox on Linux Mint. I have included a few pictures of the hardware I use in this episode. This is a fairly old setup but the performance is good mostly because of the SSD drive. https://linuxmint.com/download.php https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads f You can send questions, feedback and ideas fo…
 
Today’s episode answers listener feedback and explains the basics of problem solving. You can send feedback and ideas for future episodes to dustin@sysadminshow.com Listener Q&A Example degree AAS Computer Information Systems Computer User Support Specialist 25k – 40k Lab Equipment Cost DL360 G7, 8 Cores, 32GB – $220 DL360E G8, 16 Cores, 32GB – $32…
 
Today’s episode is all about the training options available for IT professionals today. You can send feedback and ideas for future episodes to dustin@sysadminshow.com Today’s Show – Let’s Talk Training College If you can afford it, loans not recommended If you like structure If you want to work in management or for a large company AS, AAS, Bachelor…
 
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