Introduction In this post I will provide an introduction to Roadhouse, a python library for managing security group settings across multiple VPCs in AWS. At the conclusion, you will have an understanding of the benefits of using Roadhouse as well as be able to implement it yourself in your infrastructure. First off - what is the purpose of a VPC? A VPC provides an isolated network within Amazon, allowing you similar control as if you were managing the switches yourself.
- In this post I’ll walk through the process of setting up cloudwatch alarms programatically in Python through Boto. We’ll be setting up a single alarm for a metric StatusCheckFailed, but you can configure other alarms as well. Check the AWS alarms console for the full list. This post assumes you already have an instance, instance_id, AWS, and your boto config set up. Also assumed is that you’ve created a SNS Topic already.