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Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs with AWS OpsWorks

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It is often useful to be able to store log files in a central place for easy access and reporting. Amazon CloudWatch Logs is a new service that is designed to help you monitor, store, and access your system, application, and custom log files from Amazon EC2 instances. For example, you can monitor application logs […]

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Customizing AWS OpsWorks with Attributes

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There are a number of ways to customize Amazon EC2 instances using AWS OpsWorks. In a previous blog we demonstrated some easy ways to customize OpsWorks by writing your own recipes. In this blog we’re going to show how to use Chef attributes to customize recipes. Chef attributes are input parameters to Chef recipes. The […]

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Deploying MongoDB with OpsWorks

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AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. OpsWorks uses Chef to install and configure software on Amazon EC2 instances and lets you automate any task that can be scripted. In this blog post, we will show a step-by-step example for how […]

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Deploying Elasticsearch with OpsWorks

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Thanks to my collegue Andreas Chatzakis for this great post on how to use Elasticsearch with AWS OpsWorks. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that makes it easy to deploy and operate applications of all shapes and sizes. OpsWorks uses Chef to install and configure software on Amazon EC2 instances and lets you automate […]

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AWS CloudFormation supports AWS OpsWorks

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Today we launched the ability for AWS CloudFormation to provision and update AWS OpsWorks resources such as stacks, layers and applications. You can include both OpsWorks and other AWS resources such as Amazon VPC, Elastic Load Balancing or Amazon RDS in a single CloudFormation template. This makes it easy to document, version control, and share […]

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Using OpsWorks to Configure EC2 instances

A key OpsWorks benefit is the ability to perform actions on EC2 instances in an automated and predictable manner, such as installing software, configuring RAID arrays, and managing users. Whereas in the past you might have run commands on your instance via SSH, you can now perform these tasks by using predefined scripts (called recipes) […]

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A Year in Review: Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation

2013 was an exciting and busy year here at AWS. Let’s take this opportunity to look back on the new features and updates to Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, and CloudFormation that we saw throughout the year. AWS Elastic Beanstalk New Environment Types: background task handling with the new Worker Tier, as well as a Single Instance […]

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AWS Console for iOS and Android Now Supports OpsWorks

We’re pleased to announce support for AWS OpsWorks in the AWS Console mobile app, available on Amazon Appstore, Google Play, and iTunes. The mobile app lets you view the configuration and health of your resources on the go so you can better understand and respond to incidents that may impact your application when you can’t […]

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AWS re:Invent 2013 Sessions Now Available

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Talks from AWS re:Invent 2013 started to become available over the past week through YouTube and SlideShare. If you were at re:Invent this year, you may have seen the CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk and OpsWorks sessions. If you missed this year’s re:Invent, or if you just want to check the sessions out again, the talks are […]

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Resource-based permissions for OpsWorks

We are pleased to announce that AWS OpsWorks now supports resource-level permissions. AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that lets you provision resources, deploy and update software, automate common operational tasks, and monitor the state of your environment. You can optionally use the popular Chef automation platform to extend OpsWorks using your own custom […]

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