Category Archives: cloud

DevOps Pro Domain 2: Lambda

By | May 1, 2022

This article is the eighth in a series covering my AWS DevOps Professional certification study process, part 7 on Elastic Beanstalk is here. AWS Lambda is a “serverless” service. It is event-driven meaning that some action/event triggers it to run. With it, you can run code for without provisioning or managing VPCs or servers. In… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 2: Elastic Beanstalk

By | April 20, 2022

This article is the seventh in a series covering my AWS DevOps Professional certification study process, part 6 is here. AWS Elastic Beanstalk is service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker.. Upload your code and Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment, capacity… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 2: CloudFormation (part 2)

By | April 13, 2022

There is a LOT to CloudFormation! This is the second article continuing my DevOps Pro study series. Part 1 of CloudFormation can be found here. You can import SSM Parameter Store values – specify a Systems Manager parameter key as the value of the SSM parameter, and CloudFormation gets the value from Parameter Store to… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 2: CloudFormation (part 1)

By | April 4, 2022

CloudFormation lets you model, provision, and manage AWS and third-party resources by treating infrastructure as code (IaC). It’s a declarative (meaning you don’t need to figure out ordering) method of defining and creating infrastructure for any AWS resource. No resources are manually created (i.e. avoid environment drift). The IaC can be version controlled and therefore… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 1: SDLC Automation – CodePipeline

By | March 27, 2022

This article is the third in a series covering my AWS DevOps Professional certification study process. Part 2 is here. CodePipeline is a Continuous Delivery (CD) service & a visual workflow. It automates the build, test, & deploy phases of the release process. Load testing requires 3rd party tools. CodePipeline happens in stages which the… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 1: SDLC Automation – CodeDeploy

By | March 27, 2022

This article is the second in a series covering my AWS DevOps Professional certification study process. Part 1 is here. CodeDeploy AWS Managed deployment service that automates application deployments to (1) EC2 instances, (2) serverless Lambda functions, (3) AWS ECS services, or (4) on-premises virtual machines. Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet are similar services. *CodeDeploy does… Read More »

AWS DevOps Pro Domain 1: CodeCommit & CodeBuild

By | April 4, 2022

In this series of articles, I’m going to go through Domain 1 of the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional exam guide. As such, I will break down each of the concepts into walk-throughs of the process: 1.1 Apply concepts required to automate a CI/CD pipeline Set up repositories Set up build services Integrate automated testing… Read More »

Studying for the AWS DevOps Professional Certification (DOP-C01)

By | March 2, 2022

OK! It’s time to stop dithering, dilly-dallying, lolly-gagging, and procrastinating!!!! I’m going to start studying for the AWS Certified DevOps professional certificate! Why are you blogging about it? To keep myself honest (and to help me review while on the road), I’m going to be posting my study notes in blog-format here. This will help… Read More »

SSH Agent Forwarding in AWS

By | February 13, 2021

Common scenario: You’ve got a bastion host within your AWS VPC with a public IP address. You SSH into this box and then want to do something on a different server on a private subnet within the VPC: If you NOW do a regular SSH tunnel from the bastion host to the internal server using… Read More »

re:Invent 2020 re:Cap (week 1)

By | January 19, 2021

We’re at the end of week one of the THREE WEEKS of AWS re:Invent. I have had a bit of time to digest the 1/3rd of the conference that has transpired and thought I’d put down my thoughts to paper (or keyboard as it were). The big event this week was the Andy Jassy keynote… Read More »