Sam Martin

Adventures in IT

Reporting on PagerDuty call outs with Splunk

Pagerduty has a pretty kickass reporting feature, but my aim is to create a holistic dashboard for my team's operational work, and to do that I need to have all my data in one place. That one place? Splunk! I love Splunk, have done ever since seeing a presentation on…

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WinOps Conference London #2

Intro WinOps is a conference in London aimed at addressing the fledgling audience of Windows people trying to DevOps. It's also a monthly UserGroup which I attend regularly, so I was excited to see how the content translated from UG to conference. I don't have slide decks for all of…

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Mondo, YNAB, and an Intro to Go

Go I've been wanting to get into Go for a while. Despite the logo it's a very respectable open source project developed by a team at Google that "makes it easy to build simple, reliable, and efficient software". Crucially, Go is a cross-platform, compiled language that's used notably by the…

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A Week with Terraform

As I mentioned in a previous post, AWS Config is an excellent tool for ensuring compliance across your AWS accounts, but can be challenging to set up consistently across large numbers of regions and accounts. To ease this pain I attempted to set up AWS Config using CloudFormation but found…

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AWS Config Intro with CloudFormation

AWS Config is a tool from Amazon designed to help you audit your AWS infrastructure for best practice and security adherence. It’s ideal for maintaining an overview across multiple accounts (especially Dev accounts) to ensure that people aren’t accidentally leaving 3389 or 22 open to the entire world,…

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