Category: AWS

Migrating from HashiCorp Packer to EC2 Image Builder
By: Date: 05/09/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

Customers often ask how to migrate their Windows and Linux operating system golden image build factory configured in Hashicorp Packer over to Amazon EC2 Image Builder so they can be free from the operational management of their build infrastructure, reduce developer dependency, create re-usable components, and easily integrate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) native services for end-to-end automation and…

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Run multiple instances of SQL Server on one Amazon EC2 instance
By: Date: 05/09/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

How to install multiple instances of SQL Server (of the same or different version) on a single Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance. The information in this post applies to all supported SQL Server versions and editions on EC2. Solution overview When you install SQL Server for the first time, the installation is the default MSSQLServer instance. You…

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Using AWS Lambda to enable static IP addresses for Application Load Balancers
By: Date: 23/08/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

Update: On July 15, 2021, AWS Lambda will deprecate Python 2.7 as a supported runtime, formally ending our Python 2.7 support. The Lambda function and CloudFormation in this blog post have been updated to use Python3. You can use AWS Global Accelerator to get static IP addresses that act as a fixed entry point to your application endpoints in…

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Getting started with task networking on Amazon ECS with Windows containers
By: Date: 12/08/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

In this post, we will walk through the steps for using awsvpc network mode for Windows containers running in Amazon ECS. Background: Previously, Windows tasks on Amazon ECS supported only default network mode, which relied on Docker’s default networking to set up the network stack for the containers. In the default network mode, all the containers are…

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Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes 1.21
By: Date: 18/07/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

Kubernetes runtime changes and EKS In version 1.20, Kubernetes deprecated Dockershim, which allows Kubernetes to use Docker as a container runtime. Docker is still fully functional, but users will need to migrate to a different container runtime before support is removed in a future Kubernetes release. We’ve been hard at work making sure there is a…

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AWS App Mesh ingress and route enhancements
By: Date: 18/06/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

App Mesh is a fully managed service mesh and provides a logical boundary for network traffic between the services that reside within it. App Mesh standardizes how your services communicate, giving you end-to-end visibility and ensuring high availability for your applications. App Mesh, along with enabling a rich set of capabilities to manage east-west, inter-service…

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Introducing AWS App Runner
By: Date: 18/05/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

App Runner provides per-second execution billing and everything you need to run secure production workloads. With a few clicks, you can have a container running with a public endpoint, verified TLS certificate, and automatic scaling. Through App Runner, you can bring your existing containers, or use the integrated container build service to go directly from…

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Using VPC Traffic Mirroring to monitor and secure your AWS infrastructure
By: Date: 18/03/2021 Categories: AWS Tags:

VPC Traffic Mirroring is an AWS feature used to copy network traffic from the elastic network interface of an EC2 instance to a target for analysis. This makes a variety of network-based monitoring and analytics solutions possible on AWS. By capturing the raw packet data required for content inspection, VPC Traffic Mirroring enables agentless methods for…

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Simplifying Global Network Architecture
By: Date: 18/11/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

Deploying new applications and workloads can require big changes to your network. Read what the Enterprise Strategy Group found during their technical validation of AWS Transit Gateway. This report, Simplifying Global Network Architecture, dives into the tradeoffs and benefits of building networks with AWS Transit Gateway. It details their findings from technical validation with three customers using AWS…

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Advanced Troubleshooting with AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Route Analyzer
By: Date: 18/08/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

In this article, we focus on advanced troubleshooting scenarios with middlebox appliances and SD-WAN in a global network on AWS. Middlebox appliances and SD-WAN A customer building a global network may wish to implement traffic inspection with their own network security appliances. Frequently this requirement is achieved through introduction of a transparent, middlebox appliance. AWS…

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Using VPC Flow Logs to capture and query EKS network communications
By: Date: 24/04/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

Introduction Capturing and querying Amazon EKS and Kubernetes (K8s) cluster traffic is an important skill to possess. It is especially useful during incident-response and when troubleshooting networking issues surrounding nodes, pods, or services in your cluster. Amazon makes it easier to perform capture and query tasks with Amazon VPC Flow Logs and Amazon Athena. Administrators can use Amazon VPC Flow Logs to capture detailed information…

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Using Bring Your Own IP Addresses (BYOIP) with Global Accelerator
By: Date: 04/03/2020 Categories: AWS Tags:

AWS Global Accelerator is a network service that routes incoming network traffic over the AWS global network to multiple AWS Regions in order to improve performance and availability for your global applications. It makes use of our collection of edge locations and our congestion-free global network to direct traffic based on application health, network health, and the geographic…

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AWS Marketplace sessions today at re:Invent
By: Date: 08/12/2019 Categories: AWS Tags: ,

Here are your AWS Marketplace sessions for December 5. Please double-check the AWS re:Invent event catalog to confirm the date, time, and venue for your session! You can also get demos and education from 11 sellers (rotating daily) in the AWS Partner Solutions Experience in the southwest corner of the Venetian expo hall. Follow AWS re:Invent on Twitter or the #reinvent hashtag for…

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