Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Old JamesCMS Posts
I've been playing around with amazon's could services using a free tier account.
- The elastic beanstock service is for deploying premade ec2 instances for web applications.
- The RDS (at least for the MS SQL I tried) will create a database instance in a preconfigured environment that you don't have access to. I'm assuming this exists with other instances. Ran into an issue where the RDS I created existed in a VPC but I wasn't able to assign a VPC security group to it via the visual studio tool set. I needed to use the web console to assign the VPC security group to the RDS then manually add my system's ip so I can connect to the instance. Ran into a few errors trying to figure this out, even on the web console side.
- Attempted a deployment to the elastic beanstock instance from visual studio but received a non-useful exception “object reference not set to an instance of an object.” It is possible to access the ec2 instance of the elastic beanstock by creating a keypair, assigning the keypair to the ec2 instance and then remoting in using the private key from the keypair. I ended up just copying my test web app over the default web site using rdp and a rdp mounted share to my local machine.