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Construct Your Own Launch Stack URL

When you use AWS CloudFormation templates to deliver your solutions, your users can get up and running with just a few clicks or commands. Users can launch an AWS CloudFormation stack with one of your templates, and AWS CloudFormation automatically provisions the specified resources and bootstraps the software running on them. Although users have several […]

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Under the Hood: AWS CodeDeploy and Auto Scaling Integration

Under the Hood: AWS CodeDeploy and Auto Scaling Integration AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates application deployments to your fleet of servers. Auto Scaling is a service that lets you dynamically scale your fleet based on load. Although these services are standalone, you can use them together for hands-free deployments! Whenever new Amazon EC2 […]

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Now Available: Videos and Slide Decks from AWS OpsWorks Breakout Sessions at re:Invent 2015

Want to review an AWS OpsWorks session you attended at this year’s re:Invent or experience OpsWorks for the first time? Check out these re:Invent videos and slide decks. DVO301 – AWS OpsWorks Under the Hood This session is a deep dive into the OpsWorks lifecycle event framework and Chef 12 integration. It also explains OpsWorks […]

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AWS OpsWorks at re:Invent 2015

re:Invent 2015 is right around the corner. Here’s an overview of the AWS OpsWorks breakout sessions and bootcamp. DVO301 – AWS OpsWorks Under the Hood AWS OpsWorks helps you deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. With OpsWorks, you can create your application stack with layers that define the building blocks of your […]

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Using AWS OpsWorks to Customize and Automate App Deployment on Windows

Using OpsWorks and Chef on Windows helps you optimize your use of Windows by reliably automating configuration tasks to enforce instance compliance. Automating instance configuration enables software engineering best practices, like code-reviews and continuous integration, and allows smaller, faster delivery than with manual configuration. With automated instance configuration, you depend less on golden images or […]

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How to Package Cookbook Dependencies Locally with Berkshelf

When AWS OpsWorks added support for Chef 11.10, OpsWorks introduced built-in support for Berkshelf, a dependency manager for Chef cookbooks. Enabling Berkshelf installs it on instances managed by OpsWorks so that it resolves cookbook dependencies on the instances as specified in a Berksfile. Despite the benefits, using Berkshelf with OpsWorks this way does have some […]

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Integrating AWS OpsWorks and AWS CodeCommit

Take advantage of CodeCommit as a repository for OpsWorks now! AWS OpsWorks (OpsWorks) can automatically fetch the Apps and Chef cookbooks from Git repositories, among other sources. This post shows how AWS OpsWorks can use the new Git-based repository service, AWS CodeCommit (CodeCommit), to fetch and deploy an application stored in an CodeCommit repository.   […]

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Faster Auto Scaling in AWS CloudFormation Stacks with Lambda-backed Custom Resources

Many organizations use AWS CloudFormation (CloudFormation) stacks to facilitate blue/green deployments, routinely launching replacement AWS resources with updated packages for code releases, security patching, and change management. To facilitate blue/green deployments with CloudFormation, you typically pass code version identifiers (e.g., a commit hash) to new application stacks as template parameters. Application servers in an Auto Scaling […]

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Integrating AWS CodeCommit with Review Board

Today we have a guest post from Jeff Nunn, a Solutions Architect at AWS, specializing in DevOps and Big Data solutions. By now you’ve probably heard of AWS CodeCommit–a secure, highly scalable, managed source control service that hosts private Git repositories. AWS CodeCommit supports the standard functionality of Git, allowing it to work seamlessly with […]

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