Deployment Activity 01 – Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, and JSON

Elastic Beanstalk targets developers and people who don’t want to deal with the system admin portion getting things set up in AWS. Without EB, an app developer may have to deal with ELB, AS, CFN, and all the minutiae of getting a fleet of production or test instances up and running, which depending on how…


Deployment Activity 02 – CloudFormation

Amazon CloudFormation is an designed with the intent of making it easy for customers to create many of the same type of instance easily using tools provided by Amazon to set up templates that you can use to create a stack with all the desired specifications in just a few clicks and some knowledge of…


AWS S3 – Using Storage Node Finder (Activity 13b)

So this activity was pretty simple. All we had to do was use the Storage Node Finder (SNF) to call information about our buckets. It was pretty straightforward. Here is the info: Questions stuffsandstuffs burllogbucket Server-Side encryption? No No Versioning? No No CORS enabled? No No Lifecycle config? No; there is no additional data under…


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S3 is our storage service here at AWS; it’s flexible, cost effective, and well suited (with a little tweaking) to do everything from store your crap to run a website. Even heard of someone running a website using only Lambda and S3 to do the whole thing…cool stuff. In this activity, we’re just using S3…


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Our first IAM exercise is all about learning how IAM and permissions work. There are a number of different kinds of permissions, such as user-based and resource-based permissions. User-based permissions (also known as Identity-Based Permissions) are rooted in granting permissions to access resources directly to the user’s profile. For example, giving Bob permission to read,…


This is a test post, that has now become a real post. (Activity Ad – Blog RDS)

If this is working, you’ll see this one. If I switch DBs, you won’t see this and I’m starting to question why I’m still typing because if that’s the case you won’t know it anyway….huh. Alright! If you’re seeing this now, I’ve successfully configured my blog to run with ELB and AutoScaling! There were a…


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AWS allows the use of Oracle DB software on its systems. In this activity we are learning how to spin up an instance in with this DB style. Be aware that in order to “properly” finish this activity, you’ll need to create a free Oracle account to get access to SQL Developer (bleh…). Something good…


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12c is a change in that we are now working with SQL Server instead of MySQL; for this one we’ll need to set up a new RDS and spin up a Windows EC2 instance to manage it. RDS Instance Endpoint: mssqlbb.caqfvsqw7oll.us-west-1.rds.amazonaws.com:1433 RDS Instance Workflow: /rds-op-usw1.amazon.com/ops/db_instances/535108 Query Returns (2008): SELECT @@VERSION: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2…


Activity 12b – More RDS Fun

This activity is more of an extension of the previous one; we’re messing around with our previous instance and seeing what the workflows look like when we’re making changes to the database. There’s not much to say on this one, all the info will be in the workflow from the previous activity. Read Replica’s FQDN:…


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The time has come; we are now moving our blog into an RDS database, MySQL to be exact. This oughta be good for a number of reasons; namely, because now our blog will be externally backed up, allowing us to more freely spin up instances and have the DBs updated no matter what we’re doing…