Mike Rooney

programming and philosophy

Diving Into EC2 and Auto Scaling

I’m rather new to EC2 (and as a result its CloudWatch / Auto Scaling features), so I figured I’d post about my current thoughts and see if anyone can tell me if I’m on the right track! I’m writing everything up as I go, so hopefully it will make a solid blog post for others in the future for going from zero to EC2 + Auto Scaling.

Based on my initial research, it looks like the stack will be comprised of:
Any yays or nays on this stack? One particular curiosity I had is if Mathiaz’s guides would be simpler in Maverick, since they were written for Lucid and it seems like each release brings improvements for both EC2/UEC and Puppet. I’ll also have to figure out how to put some of the roles behind a load balancer, but that’s for later.

Thanks for any suggestions! Once I’ve got it all figured out I’ll put up a somewhat comprehensive guide, unless one already exists that I’ve missed.