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Implementing DevOps on AWS

By : Vaselin Kantsev
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Implementing DevOps on AWS

By: Vaselin Kantsev

Overview of this book

Knowing how to adopt DevOps in your organization is becoming an increasingly important skill for developers, whether you work for a start-up, an SMB, or an enterprise. This book will help you to drastically reduce the amount of time spent on development and increase the reliability of your software deployments on AWS using popular DevOps methods of automation. To start, you will get familiar with the concept of IaC and will learn to design, deploy, and maintain AWS infrastructure. Further on, you’ll see how to design and deploy a Continuous Integration platform on AWS using either open source or AWS provided tools/services. Following on from the delivery part of the process, you will learn how to deploy a newly created, tested, and verified artefact to the AWS infrastructure without manual intervention. You will then find out what to consider in order to make the implementation of Configuration Management easier and more effective. Toward the end of the book, you will learn some tricks and tips to optimize and secure your AWS environment. By the end of the book, you will have mastered the art of implementing DevOps practices onto AWS.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Implementing DevOps on AWS
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Free Chapter
What is DevOps and Should You Care?
Build, Test, and Release Faster with Continuous Integration

Pre-warm ELBs if needed

On the subject of traffic spikes, while ELBs are impressively performant, there might be occasions where you will need to pre-warm them.

As you probably already know, an ELB is a collection of EC2 instances managed by AWS, running proprietary load balancing software.

An algorithm ensures that the number of ELB EC2 instances grows or shrinks in response to the traffic pattern of your application. This process of adaptive scaling is done based on averaged traffic measurements taken over time and as such is not very rapid.

To ensure that this feature does not become a problem, AWS allows you to request an ELB to be pre-warmed, that is to say, scaled-up ahead of time.

If you are on the premium support plan, you could probably wait until a few hours prior to the event; otherwise, you should contact the support team sooner to account for the extra response time.

You will be asked a series of questions relating to the expected requests per second, average payload size, event...