Integration & Automation

Category: Management Tools

Keep your AWS resources when you rename an AWS CloudFormation stack

Learn how to change the name of a CloudFormation stack without deleting the resources that it manages. In the walkthrough, which uses a simple architecture with a single resource, a virtual private cloud (VPC), you add a Retain attribute to the resource’s deletion policy so that the resource isn’t lost when that stack is deleted.

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Create a more secure LAMP stack with AWS WAF (web application firewall)

Learn how to create a more secure LAMP stack with AWS WAF, Route 53 domain, and AWS Certificate Manager. This post walks you through automation steps to deploy a highly available LAMP-stack application with a web application firewall.

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Reduce log-storage costs by automating retention settings in Amazon CloudWatch

Learn how to reduce log-storage costs by automating retention settings in Amazon CloudWatch. By default, CloudWatch Logs stores log data indefinitely, which is helpful. But as AWS workload logging grows, so do your log-storage costs. To reduce costs, establish a log-retention policy and apply it across all your log groups, ideally automatically.

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Collect custom metrics with Amazon CloudWatch strategic tagging

Learn how to use an Amazon CloudWatch agent to automate the collection of custom metrics for two Amazon EC2 instances. The solution is based on a tagging strategy combined with AWS Systems Manager State Manager to enforce specific CloudWatch agent configurations for EC2 instances that are tagged appropriately.

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