Python and AWS by Mitch Garnaat

By Mitch Garnaat

If you happen to intend to take advantage of Amazon net companies (AWS) for distant computing and garage, Python is a perfect programming language for constructing functions and controlling your cloud-based infrastructure. This cookbook will get you all started with greater than dozen recipes for utilizing Python with AWS, in response to the author’s boto library.You’ll locate unique recipes for operating with the S3 garage carrier in addition to EC2, the carrier that permits you to layout and construct cloud functions. every one recipe incorporates a code resolution you should use instantly, in addition to a dialogue of why and the way the recipe works. you furthermore mght get distinctive suggestion for utilizing boto with AWS and different cloud prone. This book’s recipes comprise easy methods to support you:Launch circumstances on EC2, and maintain music of them with tags affiliate an Elastic IP deal with with an example fix a failed Elastic Block shop quantity from a photo shop and computer screen your personal customized metrics in CloudWatch Create a bucket in S3 to comprise your info items lessen the price of storing noncritical facts hinder unintended deletion of knowledge in S3

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Python and AWS

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By default, an EC2 instance will allow SSH access only by PublicKey authentication. I strongly recommend that you stick to this policy in any AMIs you create for your own use. SSH keypairs can be generated via the AWS Console and API, or you can import existing keypairs. You should create keypairs for each individual in your organization that will need access to running instances and guard those SSH keys carefully. Managing Your AWS Credentials in boto Once you have signed up for your AWS account and obtained your credentials, you need to make boto aware of them.

Org/pypi/virtualenv. Once you have virtualenv set up on your machine, you can set up a virtual environment: % virtualenv pawsYou can name your virtualenv whatever you like, obviously. You can then enable your virtual environment and install boto: % cd paws % source bin/activate % pip install boto Installing paramiko The paramiko package implements the SSH2 protocol for secure connections to remote machines. You can use boto without paramiko, but some of the EC2 recipes in this book depend on the paramiko package, so I would recommend installing it.

This returns a list of Python dictionary objects representing the samples from CloudWatch. Each sample consists of a timestamp, a unit of measurement, and the actual sample value. Here, we query the DiskReadBytes metric. Rather than the average, we are asking for the maximum value observed within the period. Finally, we query the NetworkOut metric, asking for the maximum value within each sample period. In addition, rather than relying on the default granularity of 60 seconds (the minimum), we will instead specify a period of 120 seconds.

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