Postmortem

How I Destroyed 3 Servers, Rebuilt Them, and Destroyed Them Again the Next Day

An image of the command line where repeated ssh attempts result in “port 22: connection refused.”
This is what we were warned about.

Issue Summary

I was issued 3 servers at midnight PST on August 14th, 2020 as part of my DevOps training, and directed to configure them as specified. Afterwards, I neglected to preserve my rsa private key upon replacing my laptop, killing all 3 servers. Lessons learned, the…