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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

Chapter 7. Metrics, Log Collection, and Monitoring

That's it. This chapter could well have ended here but I shall carry on for the benefit of those amongst us who would prefer things in more detail.

A great deal of the DevOps practice(s) evolve around the idea of being able to review and react to the state of your infrastructure at any given time – should you need to.

That is not to say, setup e-mail notifications for every time the date changes on your host, but a stream of sensible, usable amount of event data which would allow an operator to make a reasonably informed decision under stress and/or uncertainy.

If you have been paying attention in life so far, you would have noticed many a wise man talking about balance, the golden middle.

You should aim to configure your monitoring system in a way that you are notified of events of potential interest and in a timely manner. The notifications should arrive in a format that is hard to overlook, and should provide enough detail for an operator...