AWS DevOps Blog

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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Using Locust on AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Distributed Load Generation and Testing

AWS Elastic Beanstalk customers frequently ask how to load test their web applications running on Elastic Beanstalk. Load testing, which allows you to demonstrate and understand how the application and the underlying resources function under real-world demands, is an important part of the application development cycle. Creating tests that simulate real-world scenarios is essential. Locust, […]

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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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Quickly Explore the Chef Environment in AWS OpsWorks

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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