Install and use AWS tools for PowerShell on Azure DevOps Pipelines YAML

Often while working on automation, I am required to interact with AWS cloud resources. For example, when using my laptop, I use the AWS CLI; I have the latest version installed. However, I prefer AWS Tools for Powershell if I automate the process into a build pipeline. If you are new to AWS Tools for … Continue reading Install and use AWS tools for PowerShell on Azure DevOps Pipelines YAML

Add an application load balancer to AWS EC2 using Terraform

A highly available application has higher chances of attracting customers because they are assured of consistency in service. Load balancing is a cost-effective way to increase an application's availability. In this note, I describe the steps to add an application load balancer to three EC2 instances hosted in three different availability zones in a region … Continue reading Add an application load balancer to AWS EC2 using Terraform

Create a web-server on AWS EC2 instance using Terraform and user data

In this note, I detail all the steps required to create a bare-bone web server on AWS EC2. I discuss from creating the VPC, subnets, internet gateway, security group, and EC2 instances to finally automating the process via Terraform and user data. Note: I did not include the concepts of load balancing, installing a certificate, … Continue reading Create a web-server on AWS EC2 instance using Terraform and user data

Push Docker images to Amazon ECR using YAML based Azure Pipelines

When it comes to identifying a process to deliver continuous value to customers, CI-CD is the defacto standard. And container technology enables that by encapsulating an application and its dependencies into a package that can be hosted and scaled independently of other applications. So DevOps engineers and application developers merged these ideas to forge a … Continue reading Push Docker images to Amazon ECR using YAML based Azure Pipelines

Manage secure variables with Azure DevOps Library and Azure Pipelines

Quite often, I use secure variables in Azure Pipelines. However, though I want to use them, I do not intend on sharing the values of the variables in the code or logs due to security. Hence I required a variable store that was secure and, at the same time, easily accessible by Azure Pipelines. I … Continue reading Manage secure variables with Azure DevOps Library and Azure Pipelines

Create Azure DevOps iterations using PowerShell

The last two weeks of December are when I start planning for the following year. I use Azure DevOps to track my work -break down goals into features, features into user stories, which I map into sprints. Creating iterations and adding them to projects is something that anyone can automate. I learned that from Vinicius … Continue reading Create Azure DevOps iterations using PowerShell

Download AWS S3 bucket into an EC2 instance in 5 steps using user data and Terraform

I required a few files and folders on an EC2 instance as part of the provisioning process. So, the objective was to upload these files and folders into an AWS S3 bucket and download them from the EC2 instance with the assistance of the user data script and Terraform. Note: As a reader of this … Continue reading Download AWS S3 bucket into an EC2 instance in 5 steps using user data and Terraform

Install AWS CLI on a Windows EC2 instance using Terraform and user data

In the last post, I discussed the steps involved in installing AWS.Tools module for PowerShell on AWS EC2 using user data and Terraform. This post lists the steps to install the AWS CLI on an AWS Windows EC2 instance. I used EC2 user data and Terraform to automate AWS CLI installation as part of the … Continue reading Install AWS CLI on a Windows EC2 instance using Terraform and user data

Install AWS.Tools module for PowerShell on AWS EC2 using user data and Terraform

I was under the impression that all AWS EC2 instances have the latest version of AWS CLI installed. So, I was in for a pretty shock when I discovered that is not always the case. However, I was required to use the AWS CLI, and since this was an EC2 with Windows OS, I proceeded … Continue reading Install AWS.Tools module for PowerShell on AWS EC2 using user data and Terraform