AWS Management Tools Blog

Use Application Load Balancers with your AWS OpsWorks Chef 12 Stacks

Want to build scalable applications that take advantage of Elastic Load Balancing Application Load Balancer features? You could add capabilities such as content-based routing, HTTP/2 and WebSocket protocols, support for containers, and enhanced metrics, and more. AWS OpsWorks Stacks users have been asking AWS how they can use the new Application Load Balancer option with […]

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More Automation Actions for Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

Recently, AWS released five new Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Automation actions. These actions allow you to: Launch an AWS CloudFormation stack Delete the stack Insert a delay in your workflow Copy and encrypt Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) Tag AWS resources These actions extend the existing collection of actions, which can be used to orchestrate tasks […]

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Administering a Group of Instances using Run Command

Emily Freebairn, Software Development Engineer with Amazon Web Services. Frequently, engineers want to perform operational tasks across a group of instances. However, many of these tasks need to be performed at a controlled speed, and return feedback when there is a problem. Furthermore, administrators often want to ensure that engineers can perform only specific actions. […]

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Configure Amazon EC2 Instances in an Auto Scaling Group Using State Manager

When you are managing instances at scale, it’s important to be able to define and apply software configurations as well as ensuring that the instances don’t deviate from the expected state. That way, you can make sure that your applications and infrastructure operate as you’d expect. State Manager, which was launched as part of Amazon […]

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Replacing a Bastion Host with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager

Bastion hosts (also called “jump servers”) are often used as a best practice for accessing privately accessible hosts within a system environment. For example, your system might include an application host that is not intended to be publicly accessible. To access it for product updates or managing system patches, you typically log in to a […]

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Use Parameter Store to Securely Access Secrets and Config Data in AWS CodeDeploy

Customers use AWS CodeDeploy to automate application deployment because it provides a uniform method for: Updating applications across development, staging, and production environments. Handling the complexity of updating applications and avoiding service downtime. However, deploying and configuring applications often requires access to secrets and configuration data, such as API keys or database passwords, in source […]

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Analyze Security, Compliance, and Operational Activity Using AWS CloudTrail and Amazon Athena

  A few days ago, The AWS Big Data Blog published a new blog post: “Analyze Security, Compliance, and Operational Activity Using AWS CloudTrail and Amazon Athena.” In this blog post, AWS Professional Services Consultant Sai Sriparasa shows how to set up and use the recently released Amazon Athena CloudTrail SerDe to query AWS CloudTrail […]

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Using AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate to Manage EC2 Instances with Auto Scaling

Amazon EC2 instances are often created and destroyed as demand dictates. Auto Scaling is great for dynamically scaling servers so that EC2 resources are consumed only when they are necessary. This blog post will show you how to connect EC2 instances created by an Auto Scaling group to an AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate server. […]

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