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Implementing DevOps on AWS

By : Vaselin Kantsev
Book Image

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

Preparing Jenkins code

Before we proceed with Jenkins, allow me to introduce the two new helpers – Packer and Serverspec.


As described:


"Packer is a tool for creating machine and container images for multiple platforms from a single source configuration."


Essentially, Packer is going to, well, pack things for us. We will feed it a template, based on which it will launch an EC2 instance, perform requested tasks (over SSH), then create an AMI from it. Packer can talk to various platforms (AWS, GCE, OpenStack, and so on) to provision resources via local shell, remote (SSH), Salt, Ansible, Chef, and others. As a HashiCorp product, it does not come as a surprise that Packer uses a templating system very similar to Terraform's.


Here, we define what and how it should be provisioned. At the top, we set our...