Articles tagged with "codecommit"

Build Golden AMIs with Packer and AWS CodePipeline

When leveraging AWS services such as EC2, ECS, or EKS, achieving standardized and automated image creation and configuration is essential for securely managing workloads at scale. The concept of a Golden AMI is often used in this context. Golden AMIs represent pre-configured, hardened and thoroughly tested machine images that encompass a fully configured operating system, essential software packages, and customizations tailored for specific workload. It is also strongly recommended to conduct comprehensive security scans during the image creation process to mitigate the risk of vulnerabilities. By adopting Golden AMIs, you can ensure consitent configuration across different environments, leading to decreased setup and deployment times, fewer configuration errors, and a diminished risk of security breaches. In this blog post, I would like to demonstrate how you can leverage AWS CodePipeline and AWS Stepfunctions, along with Terraform and Packer, to establish a fully automated pipeline for creating Golden AMIs.

Build Terraform CI/CD Pipelines using AWS CodePipeline

When deciding which Infrastructure as Code tool to use for deploying resources in AWS, Terraform is often a favored choice and should therefore be a staple in every DevOps Engineer’s toolbox. While Terraform can increase your team’s performance quite significantly even when used locally, embedding your Terraform workflow in a CI/CD pipeline can boost your organization’s efficiency and deployment reliability even more. By adding automated validation tests, linting as well as security and compliance checks you additionally ensure that your infrastructure adheres to your company’s standards and guidelines. In this blog post, I would like to show you how you can leverage the AWS Code Services CodeCommit, CodeBuild, and CodePipeline in combination with Terraform to build a fully-managed CI/CD pipeline for Terraform.