Day 47: Demystifying AWS Elastic Beanstalk: A Journey into Deployment Simplicity

Day 47: Demystifying AWS Elastic Beanstalk: A Journey into Deployment Simplicity

Welcome to Day 47 of the #90DaysofDevOps Challenge! Today, we embark on a thrilling expedition into the realms of AWS Elastic Beanstalk, a powerful service that simplifies deployment and scaling of web applications. Let's delve into the core concepts and hands-on tasks:

Understanding AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

What is AWS Elastic Beanstalk? AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a developer-friendly service that facilitates the deployment and scaling of web applications. Supporting a myriad of programming languages and runtime environments, it streamlines the sharing of applications across diverse teams.

Advantages of AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

  • High Scalability: Seamlessly scale your applications based on demand.

  • Quick Deployment: Swiftly launch applications without intricate configurations.

  • Cost Efficiency: Optimize costs with efficient resource allocation.

  • Multi-Tenant Support: Foster collaboration with multi-tenant architecture.

Components of AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

  1. Application Version: Represents a specific iteration or release of an application's codebase.

  2. Environment Tier: Defines the infrastructure resources allocated for an environment (e.g., web server or worker environment).

  3. Environment: Represents a collection of AWS resources running an application version.

  4. Configuration Template: Defines the settings for an environment, encompassing instance types, scaling options, and more.

Task-01: Deploying a Web Application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

  1. Navigate to AWS Elastic Beanstalk Console: Access the console to initiate the deployment process.

  2. Choose a Platform and Upload Code: Select the appropriate platform for your web application and upload your application code.

  3. Configure Environment: Fine-tune environment settings such as instance type, scaling options, and more.

  4. Monitor and Troubleshoot: Leverage AWS CloudWatch for real-time monitoring and troubleshoot any issues that may arise during deployment.

Task-02: EC2 Instance Deployment and Auto Scaling:

  1. Launch EC2 Instance: Create an EC2 instance via the AWS Management Console and establish an SSH connection.

  2. Install Web Server and Deploy Application: Install a web server on the EC2 instance and deploy a simple web application.

  3. Auto Scaling Configuration: Create an Auto Scaling group and configure it to respond to changes in demand.

  4. Monitor Performance with CloudWatch: Utilize Amazon CloudWatch to monitor the Auto Scaling group's performance and troubleshoot issues.

  5. AWS CLI for Verification: Employ the AWS CLI to view the state of the Auto Scaling group and EC2 instances, ensuring correct instance counts.


AWS Elastic Beanstalk empowers developers with a robust deployment framework, simplifying the complexities of application scaling and resource management. Dive into the AWS console, experiment with the provided tasks, and unravel the potential of Elastic Beanstalk in your DevOps journey.

Happy coding, and stay tuned for more insights on the #90DaysofDevOps Challenge!

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