Join Brian Eiler for an in-depth discussion in this video Elastic Beanstalk overview, part of Amazon Web Services: Implementing and Troubleshooting PaaS Products.
- [Instructor] In this module, we will discuss Elastic Beanstalk and how it can simplify your application develop operations. We'll look at its benefits and how you could jumpstart your application development. Then we'll start looking into the underlying concepts of Elastic Beanstalk, show you how to customize and manage your application environment, and then we'll dig into the deployment options and some of the more advanced configuration elements. Finally, we'll wrap up with some of the considerations for monitoring and logging.
Now, developers require the ability to deploy their applications, so we have the provisioning and the configuration of, say, an app server. Oftentimes this has to be done in a very short amount of time, which is going to require us to really react quite quickly, things like provisioning the database even. It's vital that the applications are set up in a proper infrastructure that really minimizes the amount of dependence or even the lack of dependence on the infrastructure team.
Now, in addition, we need to be able to deploy multiple versions of the application. This is going to require us to build out an infrastructure that could include things like load balancers and networks, maybe even firewalls. On top of all of this, we need to be able to manage things like the capacity of the underlying infrastructure. And then beyond that, we still have to deal with those multiple versions and deployment methods. After we get the infrastructure deployed, we still need to maintain the configuration and consistency of the entire environment and be able to roll back if things really don't go as well as planned, which means we need to be able to perform things like monitoring and logging.
All of this really, it leads to developers in distress, for a manner of speaking. So the challenge is we need to deploy and test our applications quickly, and ideally with less work. The solution: AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Let's take a look at what that means. Elastic Beanstalk is a service provided by Amazon that gives us a platform where we can run our code. It's an easy-to-use service for deploying and managing your applications and services.
So it doesn't have to be just the front end code. It could be back end services as well. The Elastic Beanstalk system deploys the infrastructure in the background when you deploy your application. Now, from a supported perspective, we have to think about programming languages or environments, one of which happens to be Java, like, for example, with Tomcat, so background services or other processes that may be doing work for you as worker nodes. But it could also be things like PHP or Python or even Ruby, so it could handle front end services or even systems like Go.
We can integrate with Microsoft .NET. We could work with Docker platforms, so containerization. And then also, Node.js. All of these together help us build out different applications for different use cases, and there's always more to come.
- Creating an IAM user, group, and role
- Using the IAM policy simulator
- IAM best practices
- Components of CloudFormation
- Benefits of Elastic Beanstalk
- Working with OpsWorks
- OpsWorks for Chef Automate and Puppet Enterprise
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Identity and Access Management
3. Elastic Beanstalk
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