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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

Security auditing

AWS offers some good tools to help you keep your security policies in shape. Those will provide you with detailed audit reports including advice on how to improve any potential risk areas. In addition, you can configure service logs, so you get a better understanding what goes on within your deployment or AWS account as a whole.

VPC Flow Logs

This service lets you capture information about the network traffic flowing through a VPC. The generated logs (unfortunately not quite real-time yet) contain src/dst port, src/dst address, protocol and other related details (for a full list please see: Apart from making for some pretty cool graphs to help identify network bottlenecks, the data can also be used for spotting unusual behavior. You could, for example, devise an in-house IDS by parsing the Flow Logs and forwarding any suspicious entries to your monitoring solution.

In the VPC Console, select...