Catching Up with Shania

Published: 2022-04-05

Mat X and JD catch up with Shania about being on call, new laptop purchasing, dongles, lost devices, and more.

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Hosts:

Shania, Mat X and JD

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

Baez Cloud

Published: 2022-03-29

Felipe Baez joins MatX and JD to talk about setting up his own cloud and email server, thoughts on the new Mac Studio, and forecasting what might be in the new Mac Pro.

Trigger Warning: Discussion of running one’s own email server.

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guests:

Felipe Baez (Twitter) (YouTube)

Links:

Upgrade from Google legacy edition

Synology NAS

DKIM and SPF

QNAP NAS

LucidLink

Steps for installing macFUSE 

Reduced security on Apple Silicon (how to enable)

Dante – Audio Network

NDI – Video over IP

Audio Hijack – route audio (and record)

Final Cut Pro

Mac Studio

Videos:

MDOYVR conference time lapse video

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

So Many Talks

Published: 2022-03-22

Join Mat X and JD in a planning session for the 2022 MacDevOps YVR Conference, where they discuss perks for speakers, calls for volunteers, and a movie night.

June 15-17, 2022 – https://mdoyvr.com

Videos:

MDOYVR 2016 – Osquery or it didn’t happen – Allister Banks

MDOYVR 2017 – Macnarok – Michael Lynn 

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

Log All The Data with Tom and Dan from Snowflake

Published: 2022-03-15

Co-hosts JD and Mat X talk with Tom and Dan from Snowflake about logging all the data. Everything! Osquery, FleetDM, and what do you do with 400TB of logs.

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guests:

Tom and Dan (Twitter)

Links:

Snowflake osquery Fleet magic (tlark GitHub blog post)

Snowflake Db (Twitter)

Snowflake  #DataCloud 

Osquery

FleetDM

Munki (open source macOS software management)

Gorilla (Munki for Windows)

Acronyms:

SCIM (System for cross-domain Identity Management)

RBAC (Role based access control)

FIM (Osquery File integrity monitoring)

ELK (Elastic Logstash Kibana)

Videos:

MDOYVR17 – Osquery and Streamalert – Sam Keeley

MDOYVR18 – QuickTalk – Henry Stamerjohann – How to get them SHAS

Per Oloffson MunkiReport Quick Fix

Published: 2022-03-08

Co-hosts JD and Mat X meet with MacAdmins legend Per Olofsson, aka Mager Valp, to discuss the recent MunkiReport quick fix and how open source is fun.

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Per Olofsson (Mager Valp: Twitter / GitHub)

Links:

MunkiReport project (GitHub)

Videos:

MunkiReport and the story of Open Source (MDO YVR 2019)

MunkiReport workshop (MDO YVR 2020)

MunkiReport v6 demo (MDO YVR 2021)

SPONSORS for MDOYVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

FleetDM (Graphic Recording Sponsor)

Hackindockertosh

Published: 2022-03-01

Mat X and JD discuss the call for sponsors, speakers, ticket sales, and more for the upcoming MacDevOps YVR Conference.

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Links:

MDO:YVR conference, June 15-17, 2022

Enroll macOS Beta Seed without profile installation

BlueSky Docker

Run Mac OS X in Docker

Videos:

SPONSORS for MDO:YVR 2022 conference:

Kandji.io (Platinum Sponsor)

SimpleMDM (Gold Sponsor)

MacStadium (Live Stream Sponsor)

Prima Virani – Marie Kondo of Code

Published: 2022-02-22

Co-hosts JD and Mat X meet with past MDO speaker Prima Virani to discuss AWS, Kubernetes, Go vs. Python, and surprise: osquery and fleetDM.

Hosts:

Mat X and JD

Guest:

Prima Virani (secnerdette)

Links:

Prima’s post on Automate Ourselves Out of On-Call Burnout

File Integrity Monitoring with osquery

SOCless: automated security run books 

AWS Elastic Kubernetes (EKS)

Osquery

FleetDM

Book Suggestion:

Made To Stick

MDO YVR 2019 conference video:

Prima Virani – Building Resilient Security Log Pipelines with Chaos

 

 

Embracing Risk – SRE Book Club Part 4

Published: 2022-02-15

Jonathan, Balmas, and Brian join Mat X and JD to discuss Chapter 3 for this fourth meeting of the SRE Book Club.

Themes:

Embracing risk. The group discusses error budgets and how you can’t have perfect uptime.

Hosts:

Mat X

Guests:

Jonathan, Balmas, and Brian

Links:

Google SRE book

SRE fundamentals – SLI SLO SLA

MDOYVR talks:

Piero Mamberti – KanBan is your friend

Jonathan Haenchen – Quick Talk – Your DevOps Helpdesk

Mike McNeil FleetDM

Published: 2022-02-08

Co-hosts JD and Shania join Mat X to discuss Osquery and Security with guest Mike McNeil, FleetDM’s CEO.

Hosts:

Shania, Mat X, and JD

Guest:

Mike McNeil, FleetDM (CEO)

 

 

 

 

Links:

YAML

Osquery

FleetDM

Kolide

Splunk

Elastic

Tom Larkin – Snowflake

Acronyms:

  • TLA – Three Letter Acronym
  • EDR – Endpoint Detection & Response
  • RMM – Remote Monitoring & Mediation

Musical inspiration:

Black Steel

Terrible But Necessary – SRE Book Club Part 3

Published: 2022-02-01

We discuss Chapter 2 for this third meeting of the now infamous SRE Book Club.

Themes:

How to apply DevOps and SRE concepts to your entire org. How do you troubleshoot a process and not just a problem? Don’t forget about User experience. Bonus pointsing:  avoid Single Points of Failure and creating more tech debt.

Hosts:

Mat X

Guests:

Brandon, Balmas, and Brian

Links:

Google SRE book

SRE book in audio (GitHub)

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Borg – Google’s Large scale cluster management

Colossus – Google’s Scalable storage system  

SRE fundamentals – SLI SLO SLA

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures(CVE) 

Jira – plan track and release software

Zendesk

SimpleMDM

Autopkg

Windows – Chocolatey and Gorilla

Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Salt

MDOYVR talks:

Piero Mamberti – KanBan is your friend

Jonathan Haenchen – Quick Talk – Your DevOps Helpdesk

Lucas J. Hall – Making SimpleMDM Complicated