The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths
Configuration Management Tools
SysOps Administrator—Associate Certification for AWS
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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 are 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 or your needs change.
In this Lab, you will learn how to build the infrastructure and automate code deployment for a PHP application with OpsWorks.
Do you have questions about this Lab? Contact our cloud experts by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 9th, 2018 - Updated images and instructions to reflect the new VPC and OpsWorks flows
September 7th, 2018 - Updated images and instructions to improve lab experience
About the Author
Ryan and his faithful business partner Jade build tools for OpenStack and AWS to automate support of high-availability applications. Offline, he can be found buried in human factors books looking for ways to build more resilient systems.
Ryan loves working with large systems, the less predictable the better. Scaling, load balancing, and graceful failure handling are his favorite classes of problems.
His free time quickly fills with personal projects and self directed research on new tools or different areas of software development.