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Learning AWS OpsWorks

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Todd Rosner

This guide to Amazon’s DevOps cloud management service will give you the know-how to build and auto-scale multistage environments and applications in the Amazon Web Services cloud. It’s the only manual you need.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782171102
Paperback126 pages

About This Book

  • Discover how a DevOps cloud management solution can accelerate your path to delivering highly scalable infrastructure and applications
  • Learn about infrastructure automation, auto-scaling, and distributed architecture using a Chef-based framework
  • Includes illustrations, details, and practical examples for successful scaling in the cloud

Who This Book Is For

This book is geared towards application developers, system administrators, DevOps, and anyone else interested in delivering applications while managing highly-scalable and automated infrastructures using push-button procedures. Some knowledge of what cloud computing is as well as some familiarity with Amazon Web Services is all you need as a precursor to reading this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A New Way to Scale
High-level OpsWorks
The origin of OpsWorks
The importance of OpsWorks
The role of DevOps
OpsWorks for the startup
Summary
Chapter 2: Welcome to AWS OpsWorks
Creating an AWS account
The dashboard
Summary
Chapter 3: Stack it Up!
Multistage environments
Adding a stack
Inside the stack
Summary
Chapter 4: Layers – the Blueprint for Success
Configuring layers
Elastic Load Balancer
OS Packages
Security groups
IAM instance profile
Auto healing
MySQL layer
Summary
Chapter 5: In an Instance
Instance types
Instance scaling types
Adding instances
Summary
Chapter 6: Bring the Apps!
Continuous integration
Adding an app
Deploy, edit, and delete
Capistrano
Summary
Chapter 7: Big Brother
Amazon CloudWatch
OpsWorks monitoring
Summary
Chapter 8: Access Control
Identity and Access Management
OpsWorks and IAM
Summary
Chapter 9: Instance Agent Command Line Interface
Connecting via SSH
Instance Agent CLI
Summary
Chapter 10: Multi-region Architecture
Production stack
Multi-region
Amazon Route 53
OpsWorks and Route 53
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Master account creation for Amazon Web Services
  • Learn about load balancing for redundancy and layer development to automate the configuration and deployment of instances
  • Configure and deploy stacks including layers and instances
  • Deploy application code automatically and auto-scale layered instances
  • Configure OpsWorks to deploy the apps

In Detail

AWS OpsWorks is a DevOps cloud management solution from Amazon Web Services. The OpsWorks web service works in concert with AWS resources and provides a template-driven approach to automated scaling. Learning AWS OpsWorks is a practical guide that includes details and instructions for scaling multistage environments and deploying applications using AWS OpsWorks.

Learning AWS OpsWorks will get you involved in a DevOps role, where you will learn key concepts and information about building scalable infrastructures to support high traffic applications. You will also learn about other important facets such as security, monitoring, and command-line reporting.

This book is a guide to Amazon’s DevOps cloud management service and will provide you with the foundation of knowledge and the skills required for building and scaling multistage environments and applications in the AWS cloud. You will become acquainted with the DevOps role and how it relates to OpsWorks. Technologies such as EC2, ELB, EBS, CloudWatch, IAM, Route 53, Git, and GitHub will be discussed in relation to the core concepts of OpsWorks, which include stack and layer development, instances, apps, monitoring, and access control. This book is full of step-by-step instructions and illustrations which are designed to help you scale your applications for the Web.

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