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.
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.GitLab Integrations
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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.
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Triggers when a new instance is created.
Triggers when a new event is scheduled for one of your instances.
Trigger when a commit is made on the specified project.
Triggers on issue events, e.g. when an issue is opened, updated, or closed.
Triggers when a new job occurred.
Triggers on an open, merge, or close merge request event.
Start Stop or Reboot Instance
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.
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.
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.
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