www.awsiamlogin.com aims at providing easy access to manage and navigate across multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) Accounts and bookmarking. AWS strongly recommends usage of IAM Access and the structure of the AWS IAM Login Portal or with AWS Alias; for which the URL isn’t rememberable (easily) thus leaning towards the usage of root account. Today DevOps and Cloud Architects have the need to manage across multiple AWS accounts and adding more to the problem of remembering the AWS IAM Portal.
Chances are this might be the first step engineers do right after launching a plain EC2 Windows Server instance. Windows servers tend to take some to stabilize before the full GUI becomes responsive. I was thinking what would be a good way to utilize the EC2 Run Command and this came to my mind. I have tested the solution in Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Resource Groups are one of coolest but most obscure features in AWS. My theory around that was around due to the powerful search bar in EC2 AWS Management Console which can accept regex, range queries and auto-suggest the tags and their values. This is looks good as long as the components you manage are only EC2 instances.
IMHO one of the most important missing pieces in CloudFormation is not having the ability to explicitly specify a SLEEP or WAIT function. It is not that it is totally impossible to the implement the same, except that, it would involve having a hard work around one of which is to inject the wait script via the user data with WaitHandle and WaitConditions on EC2 instances.
With a single concept of Security Group in AWS, we incorporate the functionality of Security, Isolation with ease. It is impossible to imagine the world without Security Group. We take security groups for granted in AWS, it would pain when we try to build architectures using VMs in Azure [not today but couple of months back when there was no Azure Resource Group]. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t Security in Azure but the security implementation was tied to the individual instance rather than…