March 18, 2024

Using Lambda with API Gateway Tutorial

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through a hands-on experience of creating an AWS Lambda function and setting it up with Amazon API Gateway using Terraform. Getting started The goal here is to replicate the AWS tutorial for creating a Lambda function triggered by API Gateway, but using Terraform for the infrastructure setup. The AWS tutorial guides you through creating a simple Lambda function that performs CRUD operations on a DynamoDB which can be triggered via an HTTP request through API Gateway. Read more

December 5, 2023

Understanding AWS ECS-Exec better.

ECS Exec simplifies the process of running commands or obtaining an interactive shell within a container, similar to docker exec. I perused the Using Amazon ECS Exec to access your containers on AWS Fargate and Amazon EC2 to understand its mechanics. Here are my key takeaways: Container Requirements: To initiate an exec into a container successfully, it’s essential to have either netstat or heapdump utilities pre-installed in the container’s base image. Read more

July 2, 2023

Configuring AWS Application Load Balancer for Web Servers

I’ve attempted a Hands-on Lab on A Cloud Guru titled Use Application Load Balancers for Web Servers. In this lab, I configured an Application Load Balancer (ALB) to distribute network traffic to two EC2 instances, while also enabling sticky sessions to ensure users are consistently directed to the same server. I approached the lab in two different ways. First, I followed the traditional method by creating a default VPC and using the legacy load balancer (using the elb subcommand). Read more

June 21, 2023

Deploy WordPress With Amazon RDS

I aspire to become a cloud architect, specializing in AWS. To enhance my skills, I’m currently focused on learningfrom AWS Hands-on Tutorials and actively practicing their exercises. To kickstart my learning journey, I deployed WordPress on an EC2 instance connected to an RDS instance. This practical experience allows me to solidify my cloud knowledge effectively. Getting started First, I created an Access key for my admin user on the AWS console. Read more

June 14, 2023

Cloud Resume Challenge

The cloud resume challenge is a self-directed learning project created by Forrest Brazeal, a cloud architech and AWS Community Hero. It is designed to help individuals enhance their cloud computing skills and create a professional-looking resume website using various cloud technologies. The Challenge and Its Structure The challenge revolves around building a serverless web application that serves as a personal resume or portfolio website. It provides a structured format, guiding participants through a series of tasks and milestones to complete the project successfully. Read more

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