Introduction to AWS Opsworks
What is AWS OpsWorks?
AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that helps users manage and configure services in a cloud environment. Automates deployment, operations, and configuration tasks for distributed applications. It helps developers and cloud administrators configure infrastructure and resources. They can then select the operating system (OS) and instance type they want to deploy the application to.
AWS OpsWorks organizes applications in tiers to accommodate the EC2 instances and resources required for the application. Developers can use Chef to customize stacks or even use pre-built layer templates available in Chef Scripts. They are also known as cookbooks. It can also help automate the way nodes are deployed, managed, and configured.
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Features of AWS OpsWorks
AWS OpsWorks is an application management solution that helps users manage the complete lifecycle of an application. It is achieved through some unique features:
- Model and Support Any Application: With OpsWorks, we can model our applications in layers. These layers will help define how a set of resources are to be configured. We are also allowed to define the configuration of the software for each layer; this includes initialization tasks and installation scripts. Whenever an instance is added to a certain layer, the specified configuration is automatically applied by OpsWorks.
- Automate Tasks: With OpsWorks, we can automate all our management actions. There are various features that we can take advantage of such as package management, automatic failover, rule-based auto-scaling, and EBS volume RAID setup. Continuous lifecycle integration is supported so that the configuration can automatically be updated to adapt to the changes. We do not have to log in to various machines and update the configuration ourselves; the configuration is updated as the environment changes.
- Control Access: With OpsWorks, we can control the access to our applications. We can choose which AWS IAM user can have access to the resources. This helps to stop any alteration in the production resources.
AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise
Puppet Enterprise is a set of automation tools from Puppet. They help in application and infrastructure management. AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise helps to manage and host Puppet Enterprise. OpsWorks also maintains the Puppet master server by automatically updating, patching, and backing up the server.
Benefits of AWS OpsWorks for Puppet Enterprise
- Fully managed Puppet Master
- Programmable infrastructure
- Easy scaling
- Support from the Puppet community
- Highly secure
- Simplified management of a hybrid environment
AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate
AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate provides us with a fully managed Chef Automate server along with a suite of automation tools. These tools help us automate the workflow so we can engage in continuous deployment, automated testing, and a user interface for viewing nodes. The Chef Automate platform already provides full stack automation; this is done by managing tasks that are in operation, such as configuring the operating system and software, etc.
Configuration tasks are stored centrally and provided to each of the nodes in the system. OpsWorks for Chef Automate is fully compatible with cookbooks and tools from the chef community. OpsWorks registers all new nodes automatically with the Chef Server.
Benefits of AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate
- Fully managed Chef Automate Server
- Programmable infrastructure
- Easy scaling
- Support from the chef community
- Simplified management of the hybrid environment
AWS OpsWorks for Stacks
AWS OpsWorks helps manage applications on AWS and on-premises. It helps to create an application as a stack with different layers. It allows us to configure and deploy Amazon EC2 instances at all tiers. We can also automatically scale servers according to preset plans.
AWS OpsWorks uses lifecycle hooks to manage changes at scale. We can also run Chef recipes on Chef Solo. This will allow us to automate tasks like installing programming languages and packages etc.
Benefits of AWS OpsWorks for Stacks
- It supports all applications.
- It can use configuration as code.
- It is automated to run at scale.
- Organizes all resources.
- Supports any server.
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