In microservice architectures, a service mesh is a communication layer where all communication between services happens. AWS App Mesh is a service mesh based on the Envoy proxy that makes it easy to monitor and control microservices running on Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Kubernetes on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. App Mesh standardizes how your microservices communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and helping to ensure high availability for your applications.
In this lab, you will learn the fundamentals of AWS App Mesh and how to use it to monitor and control microservices running on Amazon ECS. You see how App Mesh integrates with a microservices application in Amazon ECS running on AWS Fargate. You will also learn how to use AWS X-Ray to trace requests as they flow through the mesh. Finally, you will leverage App Mesh's traffic control capabilities to perform a canary deployment of a new version of one of the application's microservices.
Upon completion of this intermediate-level lab, you will be able to:
Familiarity with the following topics is required to get the most out of this lab:
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
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.