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Reclaiming AWS Elastic IP Addresses

Dec 28, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

Humans err. In working on AWS infrastructure, performing tasks in the Console clearly leaves room for mistakes. Even carefully crafted automation can contain defects. In this post, I’ll describe a feature AWS offers that you can use when you accidentally release Elastic IP (EIP) assigned to your account. I discussed the importance of fixed IP addresses in the VPC in a previous post. Fixed IP addresses in the VPC are called EIPs. You can perform four actions on EIPs. ...

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Linux Instance with GUI Using CloudFormation

Dec 25, 2018 | by Jeff Loughridge

In testing various virtual appliances on the AWS Marketplace, we realized that having an EC2 instance with a GUI helps in experimenting with the features of the appliances. We can use the GUI to manage the appliance on an inside interface as many appliances are GUI-centric. Another use is testing web traffic filtering with an appliance serving as a web proxy. While there are alternatives that we could use (SSH tunneling comes to mind), we find that the GUI is more conveni...

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Developers typically do not have a background as network engineers. While Amazon has done yeoman’s work in simplifying the network components of the VPC, the fundamental nature of networking in application delivery is such that developers will never be completely relieved from network-related considerations. A basic component of networking is the use of IP addresses to uniquely identify a host. In this post, I’ll discuss the response an Amazon engineer’s response to my que...

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Konekti's Take on re:Invent 2018

Dec 15, 2018 | by Amir Tabdili

re:Invent 2018 was a blast! It’s great to have an event in which so many members of the AWS ecosystem assemble each year. This was my second re:Invent conference. I am impressed at the logistical improvements Amazon made. With so many attendees, it’s definitely a challenge navigating the events. I highly recommend attending the chalk talks as these are not recorded. The most relevant announcements from what we do at Konekti follow. Shared VPCs - You can now share comp...

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AWS announced massive enhancements to its core networking capabilities at re:Invent 2017. Inter-region VPC peering, PrivateLink, and the Network Load Balancer topped the list a year ago. Predicting that significant change is in store for networking at re:Invent 2018 doesn’t require clairvoyance. At Konekti, we have many opportunities to talk to AWS customers at various events and our own client base. Customers want simplification of networking within the cloud and cloud to...

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