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Implementing Robust Health Checks in an AWS CodePipeline

Up to 1h 30m
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AWS CodePipeline is a serverless continuous delivery offering available in the public AWS cloud. Being serverless, you can avoid the technical complexity of creating and managing pipeline infrastructure.

Learning how to use AWS CodePipeline to perform actions to meet specific requirements is a skill that DevOps engineers working with AWS will benefit from.

In this lab, you will modify an AWS CodePipeline to health check an application after deployment.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:

  • Create and implement an AWS Lambda function
  • Create an Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) topic
  • Modify an AWS CodePipeline
  • Create an Amazon CloudWatch alarm

Intended audiences

  • Candidates for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional certification
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Software Engineers


Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:

  • AWS CodePipeline
  • AWS Lambda
  • Amazon SNS
  • Amazon CloudWatch

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:

Environment before

Environment after

About the author

Learning paths

Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.

He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Integrating health checks in an AWS CodePipeline
Logging In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Creating a health check AWS Lambda function
Creating an Amazon SNS Topic
Adding a health check to an AWS CodePipeline
Notifying SNS after a deploy