Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 8 – Replacing MySQL Server With A MySQL Client

The MySQL Server component deploy process is a long-running and resource intensive process that installs a MySQL server. Since we are now using an Amazon RDS, it is somewhat heavyweight and wasteful to install a MySQL server when all we need is the client. In this Blog entry, we are going to show how to change our application to use a MySQL client, from the processes in UCD all the way to the blueprint in BPD. [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 7 – Using an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

In Part 6 of this blog series we demonstrated how to provision a two-instance environment where we provisioned our own MySQL database. At the risk of losing some cloud portability, there is BPD support for the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). In this blog we are going to demonstrate how to change our database from a deployed version of MySQL to a RDS service provided by Amazon. Two use cases are provided – first, instantiating the RDS as part of the provisioning and second, [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 6 – Provisioning a Multiple Instance Blueprint

The ucd_blueprint_designer_test example stepped through in blog entries Parts 4 and 5 is good enough to explain blueprint design, the provisioning process, and to demonstrate that things are operational and connected properly. However, in the real world, application environments will consist of multiple VM instances and not be as simple as deploying a component with no artifacts that prints “Connected”. In Part 6, we are going to discuss how to provision a multi-component web application. The development example will deploy all the components onto a single instance development environment. [more]


Deploying UrbanCode Deploy Blueprint Designer Cloud Applications Part 5 – Provisioning Your First Blueprint

In blog entry Part 4 we designed our first blueprint. Now we are finally at the point where we are ready to provision our first blueprint to an AWS EC2 cloud.                
Configuring the Blueprint Provisioning
We are finally ready to execute the blueprint. In the upper left of the blueprint screen, select the Provision… button. A dialog window will appear to configure the provisioning.  The first text box is the name of the application environment to create in UCD. [more]