Build your first OpsWorks stack
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Build your cloud infrastructure with Amazon OpsWorks
AWS OpsWorks is an application management tool that lets you codify your architecture as a set of layers, artifacts, and steps. Your application uses AWS resources so you're already familiar with EC2, RDS, and DynamoDB, but without needing to provision and manage them manually. Chef configuration management handles automation on the instances, and you can scale your application based on time, load, or manually. OpsWorks grows with you, and you can add more components as you scale up and your needs change.
In this lab, you'll learn how to build the infrastructure and automate code deployment for a PHP application with OpsWorks.
Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console
Your first step to start the laboratory experience
Create a VPC
How to create a Virtual Private Cloud using the AWS Management Console
Create a VPC subnet
How to create subnets inside a previously created VPC
Create a VPC Internet Gateway
How to create an Internet Gateway for your VPC
Connect the Internet Gateway to the VPC Route Table
Enable Internet connectivity by routing the external traffic to a VPC Internet Gateway
Create the Stack
OpsWorks manages resources by "Stack" which contain layers, apps, and more
Create a Layer
Add the app servers your application will be running on.
Create an App
An OpsWorks app is the code you'll be deploying to your instances.
Deploy the demo app to your instance
Delete the OpsWorks Stack
Clean up the resources created in the lab.