GCP – Change Windows instance DNS using a startup script
GCP – Change Windows instance DNS using a startup script

Intro to the GCP project

So I have been working on a GCP project for a big customer where I live, and part of the work involved migrating instances from their other cloud platform to GCP. The migration that I was doing supposed to be simple. We call it lift and shift.

The concept is we take the instance as it is with all of its data and configuration and replicate it to GCP. This is a simple process.. Or that’s how we all though!

We used CloudEndure for this work and the whole process was easy and straight forward. Once the machines were ready for testing I started them up and asked the customer to login to them and test and confirm if things are good.

Problems begin!

The customer called and said they cannot access the machines and there is an issue with the authentication and AD settings… … Read the rest “GCP – Change Windows instance DNS using a startup script”

How a G Suite coexistence scenario can become a project killer

A little introduction

I have been working on a G Suite migration project for one organization for a while now. In the beginning of the project few months ago I sensed a problem would arise later on. That problem is about a long time co-existence setup.

You would ask why that is a problem? Well, I’ll start with their current communication and collaboration system… They are using Office 365, having integrated it with multiple third-party solutions and applications.  Among these third-party solutions are meeting room manager, and an SSO application.

When building the project plan and during the initial discussions, I made sure to stress that the long time co-existence scenario is a really bad idea. The customer initially wanted to have that long time setup because they have a semi-slow change process, which seemed little problematic at that time… In order to finalize the project plan and start with … Read the rest “How a G Suite coexistence scenario can become a project killer”