reference deployment

XebiaLabs DevOps Platform on AWS

Release orchestration and deployment automation for scalable continuous delivery pipelines

This Quick Start automatically deploys the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform into a new or existing virtual private cloud (VPC) on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 40 minutes. The Quick Start includes AWS CloudFormation templates and a deployment guide with step-by-step instructions.

The XebiaLabs DevOps Platform orchestrates releases by defining and automating the steps in your software delivery pipeline, connecting AWS directly to the continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline and to common development tools like Jenkins, Atlassian Jira, and JFrog Artifactory. Based on your infrastructure and application configurations, the platform dynamically generates provisioning and deployment plans for AWS Cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud environments.

XebiaLabs creates efficient, repeatable, scalable release and deployment processes for varied technologies, from mainframes and middleware to containers and microservices. XebiaLabs also supports deployments to many AWS products and services, such as Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), AWS Fargate, and AWS Service Catalog.

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This Quick Start was developed by XebiaLabs, Inc. in collaboration with AWS. XebiaLabs is an
APN Partner.

  •  What you'll build
  •  How to deploy
  •  Cost and licenses
  •  What you'll build
  • The Quick Start sets up the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones.*
    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets, according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • An internet gateway to allow access to the internet. This gateway is used by the bastion hosts to send and receive traffic.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, a Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances in public and private subnets.*
    • In the private application subnets, an Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) cluster running on EC2 instances for hosting the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform containers that hold the XL Release and XL Deploy modules.
    • In the ECS cluster, an XL Release module set up in full cluster mode.
    • In the ECS cluster, an XL Deploy module set up in high-availability (hot-standby) mode.
    • In the private data subnets, an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL cluster, for hosting the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform data.
    • An Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) volume, for hosting the disk-based configuration and data for the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform.
    • An Application Load Balancer for routing incoming user requests to the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform containers.

    * The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the tasks marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform on AWS, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at https://aws.amazon.com.
    2. Use one of the following license types for the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform: 
    3. Launch the Quick Start. Each deployment takes about 40 minutes. You can choose from two options:
    4. Test the deployment.
  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these parameters, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip     After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    You can deploy the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform using one of the following license types: