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The Top 10 Books on DevOps You Need to Read

If you want to up your DevOps game, here are the books that will transform your knowledge and take you to the next level.

Posted On Thursday, August 8, 2019 1:01 PM

Transforming Your Organization With the Andon Cord

Imagine you’re working in a factory. You’re assembling Toyotas all day long, then your part won’t fit. What’s going on? You do this hundreds of times a day but now the bolts won’t go in. No reason to panic, you pull a cord to get help. Two co-workers arrive immediately. They find out you have a box of bolts with the wrong thread. They swap out the bolts, and you keep going.

Posted On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:19 PM

Using DISM to Create a Repeatable IIS Installation

Repeatable installs are all the rage in DevOps these days. As developers, we have this "automate everything" mentality, and for good reason. In this article, I'll show you how you can do that with an IIS installation as well. There's no reason to go hunting and pecking around the GUI every time you need to do this. This is the just one of many ways to automate IIS installs, which I'll be covering in the next few weeks.

Posted On Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:26 AM

Windows to Go With the Spyrus USB Drive

What we need is a good bootable live USB stick for Windows. I’ve said this many times over the years, and hacked together things to make that very thing happen, but nothing that worked really well. So when the folks at Spyrus sent me a Windows to Go USB to check out, I was pretty excited.

Posted On Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:13 PM

Load Testing Your IIS Web Server

All the theory, calculations, and estimations in the world aren’t going to tell you how your website will truly perform under a load. If you’re deploying a new server, or doing any kind of performance enhancements you don’t want to test your results in production. It’s always a good idea to see how your system behaves before your visitors do. To do that, you can use a load testing tool, and here are a few I use quite frequently.

Posted On Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:24 AM

How to Find Certificates by their Thumbprint

Let's say you know the thumbprint of a certificate and want to see if it's installed. You can go through and check the properties of each certificate, but it's kind of a pain. You can do it much easier from Powershell.

Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:19 PM

Introduction to Application Pools in IIS

Application Pools in IIS can be somewhat of a mystery. Since they’re created for you automatically many times Administrators don’t give them a second thought. But understanding application pools is crucial to having a good running IIS server.

Posted On Saturday, July 9, 2016 2:22 AM

Awesome Trick: Tracing Request Failures in IIS

The IIS manager provides a nice way of tracing requests for troubleshooting problems. In this article I'll show you how easy it is to use this tool to find issues that happen instantly when someone makes a request to your server.

Posted On Friday, January 8, 2016 2:46 PM

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