Deleting EC2 Volumes with the Status of “Available”

Occasionally you might find your self with lots of “available” EC2 volumes that are not attached to any EC2 Instances. If you find yourself wanting to delete them then this little powershell snippet can help. NOTE: I will create a shell / Awk based snippet at some point also for the Linux / Mac users […]

Setting Up an AWS VPC with a Private and Public Subnets Part 1

Introduction This Article is designed to cover the process of setting up an Amazon AWS ¬†VPC with two distinct subnets one “private” with no direct access from public internet and a public subnet which can be accessed from the public internet. NOTE: Setting some of this up will of course incur Amazon charges so be […]

Enable SSL for LDAP on your Windows 2003 Active Directory Service

Windows 2003 ADS is as you probably already know is based upon LDAP. Often you will need to query this ldap directory for authentication and other purposes. By default these queries are carried out unencrypted and can be snooped by eavesdroppers. To remedy this you can enable ldap over SSL to allow LDAP queries to […]

Backing Up IBM HMC using FTP

Backing up your RS/6000 P Series HMC or Hardware Management Console is an important part of your operational routine. This device is the Window to your P-Series. If you lose your HMC your P-Series and LPARS will continue to function however all of the lpar information will be lost and when you replace the faulty […]

Restoring an IBM HMC using FTP

Restoring an RS/6000 P Series HMC is something you might have to do in the event of hardware failure of your IBM HMC. If your machine has failed and you have received a replacement HMC unit from your vendor or IBM it would be in a factory default state (no configuration useful for your site). […]