AWS DevOps Blog

Category: How-To

Building a Microsoft BackOffice Server Solution on AWS with AWS CloudFormation

Last month, AWS released the AWS Enterprise Accelerator: Microsoft Servers on the AWS Cloud along with a deployment guide and CloudFormation template. This blog post will explain how to deploy complex Windows workloads and how AWS CloudFormation solves the problems related to server dependencies. This AWS Enterprise Accelerator solution deploys the four most requested Microsoft […]

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How to Centrally Manage AWS Config Rules across Multiple AWS Accounts

AWS Config Rules allow you to codify policies and best practices for your organization and evaluate configuration changes to AWS resources against these policies. If you manage multiple AWS accounts, you might want to centrally govern and define these policies for all of the AWS accounts in your organization. With appropriate authorization, you can create […]

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AWS CodeDeploy Deployments with HashiCorp Consul

Learn how to use AWS CodeDeploy and HashiCorp Consul together for your application deployments.  AWS CodeDeploy automates code deployments to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and on-premises servers. HashiCorp Consul is an open-source tool providing service discovery and orchestration for modern applications.  Learn how to get started by visiting the guest post on the AWS Partner Network Blog. You […]

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Explore Continuous Delivery in AWS with the Pipeline Starter Kit

By Chris Munns, David Nasi, Shankar Sivadasan, and Susan Ferrell Continuous delivery, automating your software delivery process from code to build to deployment, is a powerful development technique and the ultimate goal for many development teams. AWS provides services, including AWS CodePipeline (a continuous delivery service) and AWS CodeDeploy (an automated application deployment service) to […]

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Continue Rolling Back an Update for AWS CloudFormation stacks in the UPDATE_ROLLBACK_FAILED state

AWS CloudFormation allows developers and systems administrators to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources (called a stack) by provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable way. In this blog post, we will describe a new feature in AWS CloudFormation that will allow continue rolling back an update in a self-service […]

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Optimize AWS CloudFormation Templates

The following post is by guest blogger Julien Lépine, Solutions Architect at AWS. He explains how to optimize templates so that AWS CloudFormation quickly deploys your environments. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Customers sometimes ask me if there’s a way to optimize large AWS CloudFormation templates, which can take several minutes to deploy a stack. Often stack creation is […]

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Speed Template Sharing with an AWS CloudFormation Designer URL

AWS CloudFormation Designer (Designer) is a graphic tool for creating, viewing, and modifying AWS CloudFormation templates. With Designer, you can construct templates by adding resources using a drag-and-drop interface, and then edit resource details by using the integrated JSON editor. A Designer URL is a web link that you can share with anyone that has […]

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AWS CodeDeploy: Deploying from a Development Account to a Production Account

AWS CodeDeploy helps users deploy software to a fleet of Amazon EC2 or on-premises instances. A software revision is typically deployed and tested through multiple stages (development, testing, staging, and so on) before it’s deployed to production. It’s also a common practice to use a separate AWS account for each stage. In this blog post, […]

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Using Custom JSON on AWS OpsWorks Layers

Custom JSON, which has always been available on AWS OpsWorks stacks and deployments, is now also available as a property on layers in stacks using Chef versions 11.10, 12, and 12.2. In this post I show how you can use custom JSON to adapt a single Chef cookbook to support different use cases on individual […]

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Building Continuous Deployment on AWS with AWS CodePipeline, Jenkins and AWS Elastic Beanstalk

The following is a guest post by Hubert Cheung, Solutions Architect. In a deployment pipeline, automation lets you focus on your application and worry less about the manual aspects of deployment or the steps required to get application code updated. In addition to continuously integrating code changes and offering faster feedback to the developers, the […]

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