AWS DevOps Blog

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

by Elliot Yamaguchi | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Quickly Explore the Chef Environment in AWS OpsWorks

by Daniel Huesch | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS OpsWorks recently launched support for Chef 12 Linux. This release changes the way that information about the stacks, layers, and instances provided by OpsWorks is made available during a Chef run. In this post, I show how to interactively explore this information using the OpsWorks agent command line interface (CLI) and Pry, a shell […]

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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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View AWS CodeDeploy logs in Amazon CloudWatch console

by Surya Bala | on | in How-To* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS CodeDeploy helps users deploy software to a fleet of Amazon EC2 or on-premises instances. The AWS CodeDeploy agent must be installed and configured on those instances in order for them to be used in a deployment. The agent generates three log files: Agent log – Contains information about the agent’s health and overall deployment […]

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Setting Up the Jenkins Plugin for AWS CodeDeploy

The following is a guest post by Maitreya Ranganath, Solutions Architect. In this post, we’ll show you how to use the Jenkins plugin to automatically deploy your builds with AWS CodeDeploy. We’ll walk through the steps for creating an AWS CodeCommit repository, installing Jenkins and the Jenkins plugin, adding files to the CodeCommit repository, and […]

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Continuous Delivery for a PHP Application Using AWS CodePipeline, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Solano Labs

My colleague Joseph Fontes, an AWS Solutions Architect, wrote the guest post below to discuss continuous delivery for a PHP Application Using AWS CodePipeline, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and Solano Labs. Solano Labs recently integrated Solano CI with AWS CodePipeline, a continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application updates. Solano Labs provides CI/CD capabilities to […]

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AWS OpsWorks Now Supports Chef 12 for Linux

Update: In the meantime our friends at Chef published a post that walks you through deploying a Django app on AWS OpsWorks using Chef 12. Go check it out! In addition to providing Chef 12 support for Windows, AWS OpsWorks (OpsWorks) now supports Chef 12 for Linux operating systems. This release benefits users who want […]

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