AWS Elastic Beanstalk is an easy way to deploy and scale applications written in Python, Ruby, Java, Node.js, Go, or PHP in familiar environments like Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS, without worrying about the infrastructure that runs those applications.
In this lab, you will learn how to upload your code and deploy it with monitoring, auto-scaling, and load-balancing. Elastic Beanstalk is also free - you only pay for the AWS resources your application needs to run. Elastic Beanstalk lets you directly control the underlying AWS resources if required.
Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:
You should be familiar with:
Before completing the lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:
After completing the lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:
April 25th, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshot to reflect the latest UI
April 21st, 2023 - Resolved Elastic Beanstalk app creation error
March 27th, 2023 - Resolved Elastic Beanstalk app & environment creation error
October 25th, 2022 - Updated screenshots due to UI changes
August 9th, 2022 - Updated instructions for better user understanding
May 4th, 2021 - Updated to PHP 7.4 and addressed an issue preventing environment deployment
April 29th, 2021 - Updated to use Amazon Linux 2
April 16th, 2021 - Updated screenshots and instructions to match latest user interface changes
February 12th, 2021 - Updated the lab to resolve a permission issue
February 5th, 2021 - Minor update to improve reliability
April 10th, 2020 - Updated instructions and screenshots due to the new Elastic Beanstalk UI
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation lab Step to check the work you perform in the lab
October 16, 2018 - Adapted the lab to use an Application Load Balancer (the new default) rather than a Classic Load Balancer
April 12, 2018 - Complete update including easier to follow instructions and screenshots for the new Elastic Beanstalk UI
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.