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by hashicorp go
Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned.
by saltstack python
Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale. Get access to the Salt software package repository here:
by pulumi go
Pulumi - Developer-First Infrastructure as Code. Your Cloud, Your Language, Your Way 🚀
by GoogleCloudPlatform go
CLI tool to generate terraform files from existing infrastructure (reverse Terraform). Infrastructure to Code
by chef ruby
Chef Infra, a powerful automation platform that transforms infrastructure into code automating how infrastructure is configured, deployed and managed across any environment, at any scale
by gruntwork-io go
Terratest is a Go library that makes it easier to write automated tests for your infrastructure code.
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Create CloudFormation Yaml from existing RDS DB instance (Aurora PostgreSQL)
Azure DevOps CI with Web Apps for Containers
Create CloudFormation Yaml from existing RDS DB instance (Aurora PostgreSQL)Asked 2020-Jun-05 at 00:59
I have an RDS DB instance (Aurora PostgreSQL) setup in my AWS account. This was created manually using AWS Console. I now want to create CloudFormation template Yaml for that DB, which I can use to create the DB later if needed. That will also help me replicate the DB in another environment. I would also use that as part of my Infrastructure automation.
ANSWERAnswered 2020-Jun-05 at 00:59
Unfortunately, there is no such functionality provided by AWS.
However, you mean hear about two options that people could wrongfully recommend.
CloudFormer is a template creation beta tool that creates an AWS CloudFormation template from existing AWS resources in your account. You select any supported AWS resources that are running in your account, and CloudFormer creates a template in an Amazon S3 bucket.
Although it sounds good, the tool is no longer maintained and its not reliable (for years in beta).
Often people mistakenly think that this "generates yaml" for you from existing resources. The truth is that it does not generate template files for you. You have to write your own template which matches your resource exactly, before you can import any resource under control to CloudFormation stack.
Your only options is to manually write the template for the RDS and import it, or look for an external tools that could reverse-engineer yaml templates from existing resources.
Azure DevOps CI with Web Apps for ContainersAsked 2020-Mar-16 at 08:59
I'm struggling to set up a CI process for a web application in Azure. I'm used to deploying built code directly into Web Apps in Azure but decided to use docker this time.
In the build pipeline, I build the docker images and push them to an Azure Container Registry, tagged with the latest build number. In the release pipeline (which has DEV, TEST and PROD), I need to deploy those images to the Web Apps of each environment. There are 2 relevant tasks available in Azure releases: "Azure App Service deploy" and "Azure Web App for Containers". Neither of these allow the image source for the Web App to be set to Azure Conntainer Registry. Instead they take custom registry/repository names and set the image source in the Web App to Private Registry, which then requires login and password. I'm also deploying all Azure resources using ARM templates so I don't like the idea of configuring credentials when the 2 resources (the Registry and the Web App) are integrated already. Ideally, I would be able to set the Web App to use the repository and tag in Azure Container Registry that I specify in the release. I even tried to manually configure the Web Apps first with specific repositories and tags, and then tried to change the tags used by the Web Apps with the release (with the tasks I mentioned) but it didn't work. The tags stay the same.
Another option I considered was to configure all Web Apps to specific and permanent repositories and tags (e.g. "dev-latest") from the start (which doesn't fit well with ARM deployments since the containers need to exist in the Registry before the Web Apps can be configured so my infrastructure automation is incomplete), enable "Continuous Deployment" in the Web Apps and then tag the latest pushed repositories accordingly in the release so they would be picked up by Web Apps. I could not find a reasoble way to add tags to existing repositories in the Registry.
What is Azure best practice for CI with containerised web apps? How do people actually build their containers and then deploy them to each environment?
ANSWERAnswered 2020-Mar-16 at 08:59
You could then use both Azure App Service deploy and Azure Web App for Containers task to handle the deploy.
The Azure WebApp Container task similar to other built-in Azure tasks, requires an Azure service connection as an input. The Azure service connection stores the credentials to connect from Azure Pipelines or Azure DevOps Server to Azure.
I'm also deploying all Azure resources using ARM templates so I don't like the idea of configuring credentials when the 2 resources (the Registry and the Web App)
You could also be able to Deploy Azure Web App for Containers with ARM and Azure DevOps.
How do people actually build their containers and then deploy them to each environment?
Kindly take a look at below blogs and official doc which may be helpful:
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