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Amazon EC2 + GitLab Integrations

Appy Pie Connect allows you to automate multiple workflows between Amazon EC2 and GitLab

About Amazon EC2

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service provides secure, reliable, scalable, and low-cost computational resources. It gives developers the tools to build virtually any web-scale application.

About GitLab

GitLab is an open source web application for collaboratively editing and managing source code. It can be used to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

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Best Amazon EC2 and GitLab Integrations

  • Amazon EC2 Slack

    Amazon EC2 + Slack

    Get notified in Slack when a new instance is created in Amazon EC2 Read More...
    When this happens...
    Amazon EC2 New Instance
     
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    Slack Send Channel Message
    Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. With this integration, you can get a Slack message when an EC2 instance is launched. Useful for keeping track of your resource usage and spotting when someone else has snuck in and rented your spot from under you. Connecting Amazon EC2 to Slack is easy and does not coding knowledge.
    How It Works
    • A new instance is created in Amazon EC2
    • Appy Pie Connect posts a message to your Slack account
    What You Need
    • Amazon EC2 account with at least one instance
    • Slack account
  • Amazon EC2 Slack

    Amazon EC2 + Slack

    Receive Slack notifications for new Amazon EC2 scheduled events Read More...
    When this happens...
    Amazon EC2 New Scheduled Event
     
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    Slack Send Channel Message
    This integration will post a message into a Slack channel every time an instance is created on the EC2 account you link with Appy Pie Connect. This is useful if you run your own business and want to know about what’s happening on your own cloud, so you can get to work straight away. You can set up triggers to notify specific Slack channels of each EC2 event type.
    How This Works
    • A new event is scheduled in Amazon EC2
    • Appy Pie Connect sends a Slack channel message
    What You Need
    • Amazon EC2 account
    • Slack account
  • Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2

    Gmail + Amazon EC2

    Start, stop or Reboot an instance from a starred Gmail email [REQUIRED : Business Gmail Account] Read More...
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    Amazon EC2 New Starred Email
     
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    Amazon EC2 Start Stop or Reboot Instance

    If you want to control your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) from your Gmail then this integration is for you. Once you set it up, whenever you star an email in Gmail, Appy Pie Connect will automatically start, stop or reboot (according to the set schedule) an instance running in your Amazon EC2. With this Gmail- Amazon EC2, you can reduce the costs of running tests and Amazon EC2 instances.

    How this integration works
    • You star an email in Gmail
    • Appy Pie Connect will automatically start, stop or reboot an instance in Amazon EC2
    What You Need
    • A Gmail account
    • An Amazon EC2
  • Amazon EC2 Google Sheets

    GitLab + Google Sheets

    Create rows on Google Sheets for new GitLab commits Read More...
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    Amazon EC2 New Commit
     
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    Google Sheets Create Spreadsheet Row
    Organizing GitLab commits in a shared spreadsheet is one of the best ways to update other teams about your development team’s work progress. After setting this integration up, Appy Pie Connect will automatically add a new row to a Google Sheets spreadsheet whenever a new commit is created in GitLab. This integration makes it easier for everyone to catch up on the progress of your team’s work without having to approach them individually.
    How this GitLab - Google Sheets integration works
    • Someone creates a new commit on GitLab
    • Appy Pie Connect automatically adds a new row to a Google Sheets spreadsheet
    What You Need
    • A GitLab account
    • A Google Sheets spreadsheet
  • Amazon EC2 Twitter

    GitLab + Twitter

    Post your new GitLab commits on Twitter Read More...
    When this happens...
    Amazon EC2 New Commit
     
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    Twitter Create Tweet
    Let the world know what your development team has committed to deliver. After setting this integration up, whenever your development team commits to new features or improvements, Appy Pie Connect will automatically post those commits to Twitter. In this way, your followers can keep a tab on your latest developments and future launches.
    How this GitLab - Twitter integration works
    • A new commit is made on GitLab
    • Appy Pie Connect automatically posts a tweet on Twitter
    What You Need
    • A GitLab account
    • A Twitter spreadsheet
  • Amazon EC2 Twitter

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    Amazon EC2 {{item.triggerTitle}}
     
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    Triggers
  • New Instance

    Triggers when a new instance is created.

  • New Scheduled Event

    Triggers when a new event is scheduled for one of your instances.

  • New Commit

    Trigger when a commit is made on the specified project.

  • New Issue Event

    Triggers on issue events, e.g. when an issue is opened, updated, or closed.

  • New Job

    Triggers when a new job occurred.

  • New Merge Request Event

    Triggers on an open, merge, or close merge request event.

    Actions
  • Start Stop or Reboot Instance

    Start Stop or Reboot Instance

How Amazon EC2 & GitLab Integrations Work

  1. Step 1: Choose Amazon EC2 as a trigger app and Select "Trigger" from the Triggers List.

    (30 seconds)

  2. Step 2: Authenticate Amazon EC2 with Appy Pie Connect.

    (10 seconds)

  3. Step 3: Select GitLab as an action app.

    (30 seconds)

  4. Step 4: Pick desired action for the selected trigger.

    (10 seconds)

  5. Step 5: Authenticate GitLab with Appy Pie Connect.

    (2 minutes)

  6. Your Connect is ready! It's time to start enjoying the benefits of workflow automation.

Integration of Amazon EC2 and GitLab

Introduction. Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides users with the ability to create and manage compute-powered virtual machines, also called instances. It offers users the ability to run applications on-demand or at scheduled times with a high degree of flexibility and minimal maintenance. Amazon EC2 is one of the prominent examples of cloud computing.

Amazon EC2 was launched in July 2006. It has been growing ever since, adding new features and capabilities. As of December 2014, Amazon EC2 supported running applications in 25 Availability Zones across 4 geographic regions in the US.

In December 2010, GitLab was founded by Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valery Sizov. Today it is a well respected Open Source code repository with a large community backing it. In June 2013, GitLab announced Version 1.0 of its open source software. Since then there have been many releases, reaching version 6.0 in July 2015.

The integration of Amazon EC2 and GitLab enables a new way of using these technologies. Using the free tier provided by both providers, this integration can be created for free and without the need for a dedicated server. The use of GitLab as a web interface for Amazon EC2 allows users to easily monitor their infrastructure, take advantage of GitLab’s security management, and utilize the same set of tools used in GitLab for development and production environments. The integration of these two services provides a new way of thinking about how servers are managed and how applications are built/hosted.

    Integration of Amazon EC2 and GitLab

One of the key benefits to this integration is the ability to utilize all of GitLab’s features on Amazon EC2. As discussed previously, GitLab is an excellent tool for tracking changes, publishing releases, managing security patches, etc. To take advantage of these features, we will be creating a new git repository from within our instance using the gitlab-runner gem. This will allow us to quickly and easily set up a new repository so that we can push our code changes through GitLab for review. The steps involved in this process will be demonstrated in detail later. When setting up AWS credentials they should be added as an SSH key so that only read access is needed for our instances (this will come later. Another benefit to this implementation is that you can use your existing Rails application on Amazon EC2 and easily integrate it into your GitLab workflow. In order to accomplish this we will be using the gitlab-ci script that is available on our server and integrating it into our Rails application so that we can run tests whenever a push is made to our repository. The use of this script will require a working knowledge of Ruby; however I will attempt to provide some context within this document if you are unfamiliar with this language. By implementing these scripts, we will be able to manage our development environment while also taking advantage of GitLab’s testing infrastructure (such as CI. We will also be able to deploy our application via git push --follow-tags to our production server(s. on Amazon EC2/GitLab. Both techniques will be detailed later in this document.

    Benefits of Integration of Amazon EC2 and GitLab

There are several benefits to using Amazon EC2 and GitLab together, but one of the most important is the ability to save time and money when developing applications. One example would be when developing a bug fix or feature patch for an existing project using a different stack (such as Rails with Passenger or Unicorn instead of Puma. This change could be pushed directly to your repository via GitLab (setting CI to run on any push), tested against your existing deployment, pushed again with a tag marking it as the next release version, deployed using git push --follow-tags , and finally updated via GitLab’s web interface. All of these actions are automated and will not require any manual intervention once configured correctly. You can replicate this workflow for each project you work on without having to purchase additional hardware or deal with vendor lock-in issues. This workflow is simple and powerful when applied correctly to your infrastructure needs.

Conclusion. While there are many other uses for integrating Amazon EC2 and GitLab together, we have covered three main use cases that demonstrate the power behind combining these two services. CI/CD workflow, development environment management, and deployment management. By utilizing these techniques you will be able to maximize your efficiency when developing new projects, managing existing projects, and deploying your application(s. in production environments.

The process to integrate Amazon EC2 and GitLab may seem complicated and intimidating. This is why Appy Pie Connect has come up with a simple, affordable, and quick solution to help you automate your workflows. Click on the button below to begin.