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Working with AWS OpsWorks

Working with AWS OpsWorks

1 hour 55 minutes 10 Credits

SPL-22 - Version 3.5.5

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Lab Overview

In this lab you will learn how to use the basic features of AWS OpsWorks, an application management service offered by AWS. You don’t need any prior knowledge to complete the lab.

The lab makes use of two other services: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Elastic Load Balancing. Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides compute capacity, and Elastic Load Balancing distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

This lab follows a fictional scenario to guide you through the lab exercise. In this scenario, you are responsible for deploying and operating the IT infrastructure for a new and upcoming online image-sharing and rating service. This application has the working title opsworks-demo-rails-photo-share-app. You are also responsible for deploying new versions of that application and scaling the infrastructure during peak times.

All the source code you need is already written for this lab.

Topics covered

By the end of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a new AWS OpsWorks stack
  • Understand how OpsWorks uses layers to configure Amazon EC2 instances
  • Understand how to use other AWS resources, such as Elastic Load Balancing, with OpsWorks

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