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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

Setup CI

After a successful Terraform deployment, it is time to move onto service configuration. More specifically, Jenkins and the integration pipeline.

Jenkins initialization

With Jenkins running for the first time, we need to complete a short setup routine. First, we need to SSH into the node and retrieve the admin password stored in /var/lib/jenkins/secrets/initialAdminPassword:

We are mainly interested in the pipeline group of plugins which is included with the suggested ones:

After the plugins installation has completed, it's time to create our first user:

With this the initialization process is complete and Jenkins is ready for use:

Writing a demo app

Before configuring the CI pipeline, it will help to have something to do some integration on. A basic Hello World type of PHP code will do, so with a sincere apology to all PHP developers out there, I present you with the source of our demo app: