Automated UI Testing With Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

Introduction In a previous article I investigated the use of Amazon Sagemaker to perform automated UI testing for a web application. The intent was to produce an automated test suite which could detect obvious visual errors. In this article I will demonstrate a more robust technique using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics. More specifically, I will beContinue reading “Automated UI Testing With Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics”

OpenVPN over AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

Introduction AWS Systems Manager Session Manager allows you to establish a shell session to your EC2 instances and Fargate containers even when these resources don’t have a public IP address. Also, with EC2 instance port forwarding, you can redirect any port inside your remote instance to a local port on your client to interact withContinue reading “OpenVPN over AWS Systems Manager Session Manager”

Serverless Jenkins and Amazon ECS Exec

In this very short article I will show how you can create a serverless Jenkins instance and start a shell session in an AWS Fargate task without opening SSH ports or managing SSH keys. Why Serverless? No server is easier to manage than no server. Werner Vogels, CTO @ Amazon Managing a fleet of EC2Continue reading “Serverless Jenkins and Amazon ECS Exec”

Configure a Desktop Environment For an Amazon Linux EC2 Jumpbox

In this article I will show how you can launch an Amazon Linux EC2 instance with a desktop environment that will serve as a jumpbox. Connections to this jumpbox will be made through RDP via a session manager port tunneling session. By using session manager, our EC2 instance’s security group does not require ingress rulesContinue reading “Configure a Desktop Environment For an Amazon Linux EC2 Jumpbox”

Access Private EC2 Instances With AWS Systems Manager Session Manager

In this article I will demonstrate how you can connect to EC2 instances located in private subnets by using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. Session Manager is a fully managed AWS Systems Manager capability that lets you manage your EC2 instances, on-premises instances, and virtual machines (VMs) through an interactive one-click browser-based shell or throughContinue reading “Access Private EC2 Instances With AWS Systems Manager Session Manager”