#aws (2021-05)

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2021-05-31

2021-05-30

2021-05-29

Steven Pham avatar
Steven Pham

Hey everyone, I’m excited to be part of this slack channel! Are there any recommended terraform/ansible repos with AWS that have prometheus/grafana visualization incorporated that you all pull from easily? I’d rather not work through and write up the IaC for it from scratch

Mo Battah avatar
Mo Battah

Best CI CD tool? Looking for the absolute best. PHP shop. Replacing all of our tooling so I can really start from scratch. Currently vetting CICD vendors

Prasanta Sahoo avatar
Prasanta Sahoo

Github actions, Github packages with self hosted Github runner

Mohammed Yahya avatar
Mohammed Yahya

there is no best CICD, test a group of them and use the one that match your use case.

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managedkaos avatar
managedkaos

Have to agree with Mohammed. There are literally hundreds of CICD tools out there and the best one is the one that fits your needs and use cases.

• If you are a GitHub shop, you might consider GitHub actions

• If you are a GitLab shop, you might consider GitLab CI

• If you use Docker with your PHP, you might rely on Docker Hub to build and publish your images i’m sure there are other combinations I can come up with but you get the idea. Start by taking a look at a few tools that are already close or tangential to the way you are already working. Don’t belabor your analysis but quickly pick one and go with it. If it works, you just found the best tool.

At the same time, don’t feel stuck. If you realize what you thought was the best tool is no longer working, start the process again with the next tool until you find the right fit.

Chris Fowles avatar
Chris Fowles

for flexibility and ease of use i’d recommend checking out Buildkite.

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Mo Battah avatar
Mo Battah

@ @ I agree. Asked because I’m looking for a few to vet

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managedkaos avatar
managedkaos

@ can you give a high level description of your application and/or runtime environment? that might help a bit with recommendations. also if you are using repo deploys, building containers, kubernetes, etc..

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bds avatar

For resource heavy CI/CD pipelines, which include dependencies and project specific build/deploy workflows, perhaps Jenkins or TeamCity.

For CI/CD on single repos or with fewer dependencies, and less complicated workflows I’d go for Gitlab CI or Github actions, Travis, CircleCI. Mainly due to the reduced set up overhead and simpler to plug-and-play.

bds avatar

There’s also the world of GitOps/k8s-oriented with tools like ArgoCD. I’m unfamiliar with this though, but it’s anyways interesting

robschoening avatar
robschoening

Buildkite is really nice. It’s very simple, flexible and easy to use. It doesn’t really do anything that GitHub Actions doesn’t, though.

toast-gear avatar
toast-gear

Does it have a native roll your own solution? Actions doesn’t have anything official for that although there are 2 really good open source solutions for that

robschoening avatar
robschoening

“It” being BuildKite?

toast-gear avatar
toast-gear

yarp, just curious

robschoening avatar
robschoening

They supply the SaaS control plane and a golang runner/agent. That’s really it. Think of it like GiLab CI unbundled. Or GitHub Actions unbundled.

Mohammed Yahya avatar
Mohammed Yahya

If I understand right, you can use Github Action with your own runners ( for example in ECS service for AWS use case) for critical workload, same as buildkite

Mohammed Yahya avatar
Mohammed Yahya

I see a lot of hype following hybrid approach for their CICD even for Terraform

toast-gear avatar
toast-gear

yeh but there isn’t any kind of native scaling options, they provide a self-hosted capability which is mainly designed for static machines. If you want it to be elastic you need to do quite a lot of work yourself

toast-gear avatar
toast-gear

https://github.com/philips-labs/terraform-aws-github-runner this project lets you provide self-hosted machines using the serverless tooling on AWS and https://github.com/actions-runner-controller/actions-runner-controller this project does it for the k8s platform

Mohammed Yahya avatar
Mohammed Yahya

Thanks for sharing, good to know

Chris Fowles avatar
Chris Fowles

I personally feel that a hosted control plane and self hosted agents (with pull connectivity) is the sweet spot of SaaS for CICD. It gives a good amount of flexibility without the overhead of managing control planes.

robschoening avatar
robschoening

Yes, @Chris Fowles. The first time I tried Buildkite (2017 or so) my reaction was “OMG, this is how CI was supposed to be. Why did I suffer for so long?” I’m sure there were others that got it right before them. But it’s still a great standalone experience. Now lots of choices with this model.

2021-05-27

Shreyank Sharma avatar
Shreyank Sharma

Hi All, I wanted to know is there any way in AWS to notify us if s3 bucket or lambda function is down using SNS with cloud watch. Thank you

Yoni Leitersdorf (Indeni Cloudrail) avatar
Yoni Leitersdorf (Indeni Cloudrail)

Why would an S3 bucket be down? What do you mean there?

Shreyank Sharma avatar
Shreyank Sharma

okay why i asked this question is, s3 is a object storage and behind the scenes its just a storage devices what if that goes down and my s3 buckets are down,.. at that time is there any why to notify users

pjaudiomv avatar
pjaudiomv

I think s3 is resilient to nine nines

pjaudiomv avatar
pjaudiomv

And I only remember 1 time on passed 10yrs of it going down

Shreyank Sharma avatar
Shreyank Sharma

okay thank you @

pjaudiomv avatar
pjaudiomv

For lambda you can use a cloudwatch metric alarm to alert on failed invocations

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pjaudiomv avatar
pjaudiomv

You can use the health dashboard to alert on actual aws service loss

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pjaudiomv avatar
pjaudiomv

Yea you can use sns to send an email notification

managedkaos avatar
managedkaos

I think if S3 goes down, all of us will have bigger problems.

But if you truly want to monitor your content and access to S3, I would suggest setting up a resource outside of AWS (perhaps in GCP or Azure) that has permission to access your bucket in the way you want to monitor: HTTPS or direct API access. And then have that service report into your monitoring system that the access is still good. So if indeed S3 goes offline for some reason (which would likely be a larger problem in AWS which might also affect their ability to notify you) you would still be able to get your monitor and alert that your bucket is inaccessible.

2021-05-26

Brian Ojeda avatar
Brian Ojeda

Any reason to prefer account-scoped cloudtrails over organization-scoped cloudtrails? I noticed that terraform-aws-components seems to be preferring account-scoped trials.

loren avatar
loren

multi-payer/multi-org environments is the main reason for me

loren avatar
loren

we have some accounts that need to strictly separate billing, but everything else (cloudtrail, securityhub, guardduty, etc) can be linked to a single management account

Brian Ojeda avatar
Brian Ojeda

Thank you.

2021-05-25

ikar avatar

Hey guys, one of the API we’re about to use requires IP whitelisting. Is there a way how to configure http proxy using AWS without the need to configure e.g. tinyproxy or nginx?

Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

NLB can have static IP

Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

If you mean static IP for outbound traffic, use a NAT gateway

ikar avatar

ok, thanks! NAT gateway sounds like a good solution

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loren avatar
loren

Global accelerator is another option, depending on the use case

2021-05-24

Rhys Davies avatar
Rhys Davies

Hey guys seem to be having read time out connection issues trying to run Terraform applys from CircleCI on AWS currently. Is anyone else experiencing this?

Yoni Leitersdorf (Indeni Cloudrail) avatar
Yoni Leitersdorf (Indeni Cloudrail)

I didn’t. What error are you getting?

Tomek avatar
Tomek
10:39:45 PM

we’re seeing the following Trace breakdown for a Java runtime based AWS Lambda. I know Java has a hefty cold-start time and I would expect the JVM starting would fall in the “Initialization” phase of execution. What is the 10 second gap before the Initialization phase that is happening in this trace?

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2021-05-21

Steve Wade avatar
Steve Wade

does anyone have any strong opinions on an AWS infra tagging taxonomy?

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

I use the cloudposse module for tagging and leave it at that. Makes it easy!

Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

Only advice is start simple

Darren Cunningham avatar
Darren Cunningham

have a specific goal, then determine if tagging is what you need to achieve that goal. then tag accordingly.

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

If there isn’t an absolutely must be exactly this way … then I just changed my approach to fit the module cloudposse wrote as it’s so good.

Then all my other tools just get tags = module.label.tags or module.label.id. Or I paste in the [context.tf](http://context.tf) file and add support for the naming tools they built.

As a result naming is consistent, but takes no more mental effort.

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Steve Wade avatar
Steve Wade

We mostly want it for costing/billing purposes

Michael Warkentin avatar
Michael Warkentin

We rely mainly on Application and Environment tags. If you’re trying to allocate to a team that could be another one or you could configure cost categories to map apps to teams.

(This really depends on your company and how you want to allocate costs though)

Michael Warkentin avatar
Michael Warkentin

The terraform provider has the ability to set default tags for almost all resources which is nice.

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

Anyone try using Lando? https://docs.lando.dev/basics/

I’m interested in anything that simplifies local dev tooling without a ton of extra complexity and seemed interesting. Seems similar to Cloudposse modules in that they are trying to set “sane defaults” by default on the apps to reduce effort.

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sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

This also sent me towards looking at: https://platform.sh/

Always interested in tooling that reduces complexity when possible and allows me to focus on core business needs. Love to hear any thoughts (and I plan on looking at archives too)

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Zach avatar

Sigh. I’m so tired of ‘contact us’ pricing

Zach avatar

Just … tell me what your numbers are. If we have to negotiate from there fine

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robschoening avatar
robschoening

Just curious, are you objecting to platform.sh pricing transparency?

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

I’m not sure what @ meant on your pricing page, but I’ll say asking for a call to just get info on product is frustrating with all the tooling devops work requires, it’s just a major annoyance to me. I’ll most likely move on.

On your pricing page I see some transparency on pricing, and the contact us seems to be for highest tier which probably makes sense. I’d like to know what @ noticed specifically as well.

Zach avatar

Just what you said

robschoening avatar
robschoening

I ask because I’m an engineer and CEO. Certainly agree with you . But curious because platform.sh does have quite a bit of pricing albeit complicated and hard to extrapolate.

Zach avatar

Nothing specific to you guys, I just clicked to check out the link the other day and I always look at the pricing. Sort of an off the the cuff thought about these things in general

robschoening avatar
robschoening

To be clear, I have nothing to do with platform.sh.

Zach avatar

Ah! misunderstood your stmt above

robschoening avatar
robschoening

I’m just interested in pricing plans that don’t suck.

Zach avatar

The problem generally is they’ll put a plan out at like $5/month for a single dev working on a personal project and then next tier is like “3 people for $50/month” and then “all others contact sales”

robschoening avatar
robschoening

Yeah, exactly. You want more visibility to the point that the product is an entrenched success.

Zach avatar

and then I’ll have to sit through a bunch of back and forth email, schedule a meeting, have an hour call to find out that the enterprise starts at like $50/person plus some other scaling factors.

Zach avatar

Even if its complicated pricing I’d like to see something like ’starts $x based on A B and C factors”

robschoening avatar
robschoening

Aside from AWS, any really awesome examples you have of those that don’t suck. Off the top of your head. CI usually pretty clear of course.

Zach avatar

haha no, I think just about everyone hides their ‘enterprise’ prices

robschoening avatar
robschoening

GitHub, GitLab, atlassian.

Zach avatar

Its sort of like if you walk by a fancy clothing store in the mall, when they don’t have prices out you figure “out of my league” and just walk past

robschoening avatar
robschoening

Yeah, I guess the counter to this is that pricing that seems inconsequential at small scale can appear asinine at large scale.

Zach avatar

plus the usual “please don’t put SSO on your enterprise only plan”

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

Here’s a couple that show pricing very clearly on the enterprise level (though they may have addons) https://spacelift.io/pricing.html vs https://www.env0.com/pricing (no detail on enterprise)

I think that enterprise level at some of these places is such a small number that it’s probable that they want hands on with with sales/engineering to ensure it’s successful. I get that. I guess I’d still like an approx range from someone offering enterprise support like “starting at” vs “contact us.

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2021-05-20

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

I’m having a problem getting nginx as a reverse proxy to work in docker compose. I’ve tried to use the mkcert + docker-gen +nginx combo (want to stick with docker compose).

My goal was to allow local development easily against what I’d be deploying to ECS fargate. Almost all the projects I’m working with need this pattern of reverse proxy to support ssl termination as an option.

Anyone have a docker compose project that spins up a reverse nginx proxy and uses docker-gen? I’m ok with using the tmpl file too, but so far no luck in getting anything other than direct access to container, no redirect from root oauth to /appname. Probably removing docker-gen soon but would be nice if I could leverage the automatic config it offers.

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

If more detail and code samples are useful I’ll do a write-up

imiltchman avatar
imiltchman

I have a root “dockerize” process sending logs to STDOUT from files on the container, which are showing up when running docker locally. However, these logs don’t appear when running in AWS ECS using the awslogs driver. Any thoughts on what the issue might be?

2021-05-19

ms16 avatar

Looking for advice on Transit Gateway - Should you create and maintain seperate Dev and Prod TGWs or use one TGW with Prod and Dev Spokes attached and managing the routing with the TGW route tables to ensure dev spoke can’t reach Prod Spokes?

bazbremner avatar
bazbremner

Personally I’d say always have at least two of anything - if you have a dev-tier and prod-tier (TGWs in this case) then you have somewhere lower risk to apply changes before you start affecting production, but you still have the headache of routes/config being specific to combinations of environments

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bazbremner avatar
bazbremner

Having multiple of anything also forces everyone to cater for a different reality, which is useful for DR, other regions, additional environments etc.

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Milosb avatar
Milosb

I do like separation as @bazbremner already mentioned. Depends what you want to achieve, and how your architecture looks like, and in same time to be cost effective . For example if you want to connect your own network with AWS over site-to-site vpn tunnel you would need to do it for both tgws, and that add additional costs…

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2021-05-17

Vivek Kushwah avatar
Vivek Kushwah

i want to be able to change instance size using airflow dags, any ideas?

Zach avatar

ALB should be automatically adding an X-Forwarded-Proto header to incoming requests, is that correct?

Michael Warkentin avatar
Michael Warkentin

I believe it sets it but doesn’t pass it through if set upstream

Zach avatar

Their documentation is very ambiguous on whether its set. But we have an app seeing that header as ‘null’ on the other side so we’re a bit confused.

2021-05-14

Zach avatar


We are investigating increased API error rates and increased provisioning/registration latencies for ELBs in the US-EAST-1 Region. Connectivity to existing load balancers is not affected.

sheldonh avatar
sheldonh

In case interested I threw together a custom AWS weekly update digest if you want a way to keep up and don’t have a method already.

There are better ways I’m sure but this is custom and has social media top posts too. I didn’t use Cloudpegboard because pretty sure I can’t include redistributed updates from them on my digest if I share it.

YMMV. Reply to email and it will email me if you have any customizations.

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2021-05-13

2021-05-12

Brij S avatar
Brij S

Hi all, looking for some networking advice. I’m looking to deploy an EKS cluster with managed nodes. I’m trying to figure out how to best size the VPC. All the nodes will be in private subnets, for a nonproduction account there will be 2AZ and for prod there will be 3AZ. For nonprod, I’ve got the following

/24 VPC 256 host

/26 private subnet
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/28 public subnet
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Any suggestions on what a setup for prod would look like, I’m thinking a /25 CIDR, but I’m not really sure

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

/25 VPC CIDR is way too small

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

I recommend a big CIDR

Brij S avatar
Brij S

would a /24 suffice in prod too?

Brij S avatar
Brij S

or something bigger?

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

21

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

we have /21 Subnets for EKS

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

Remember that every single Pod gets an IP addres

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Brij S avatar
Brij S

/21 for CIDR, what do you suggest for the subnets? Private needs to be bigger

Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

Well, it depends on how many unique IPs you think you will need. Try to estimate it, then add a big safety margin

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

In our case, we will able able to spin up around 5K pods per EKS cluster

Santiago Campuzano avatar
Santiago Campuzano

Which is way more than required

Vlad Ionescu (he/him) avatar
Vlad Ionescu (he/him)

Yeah, you have to do the math. Don’t forget to account for ALBs/RDSs and whatever else you may have in the VPC.

For 5k pods I think you may have to use a /16 and at least 1 extra /16 range.

Steve Wade avatar
Steve Wade

I have some logic for this that I should open source around splitting a CIDR block into regions, then VPCs in that region and then finally subnets in that VPc

Brij S avatar
Brij S

Steve Wade avatar
Steve Wade

You need it ASAP? I’m away from my laptop right now, how soon you need it?

Brij S avatar
Brij S

I could wait till you’re back, no problem

2021-05-10

2021-05-07

Adrian avatar
Adrian

Hi, when I use multiple packages like aws-elastic-beanstalk-environment and terraform-aws-documentdb-cluster I get the error that the security group for the vpc already exists.

First terraform creates the documentDB and then the elastic beanstalk stack.

I would now expect that if I use allowed_security_groups = [module.vpc.vpc_default_security_group_id] for both, that both are in the same security group. is this not correct?

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

this is a “feature” that we need to actually fix

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

in cases like that, just add some attributes to ne of the module

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
attributes = ["2"]
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

it will add -2 to all names in that module

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

not pretty, but will work

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)

and you can select whatever attribute you want, not necessary the “2” in this example

Adrian avatar
Adrian

thank you, I will try this

Adrian avatar
Adrian

this worked, but how do i add the security group from the database to the elastic beanstalk, so the application ca connect to the database?

Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
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Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
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Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse) avatar
Andriy Knysh (Cloud Posse)
allowed_security_groups = [module.elastic_beanstalk.security_group_id]
Adrian avatar
Adrian

alright, thanks

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

Hello

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

I have hit a wall when trying to remove an eks cluster. I have added null_data_source.wait_for_cluster_and_kubernetes_configmap as per the README, but now when I’m trying to delete the cluster I get Error: Get "<http://localhost/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/configmaps/aws-auth>": dial tcp [::1]:80: connect: connection refused We are wrapping the cloudposse module with a thin layer, so I’m looking into that as well, but is this somethign that others have seen?

Vlad Ionescu (he/him) avatar
Vlad Ionescu (he/him)
Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

Thanks! It seems to be affecting a lot of people…

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

I’m seeing that problem when I set enabled=false in order to destroy the cluster.

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

-parallelism=1 doesn’t help

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

null_resource.wait_for_cluster is also causing the issue

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

I tried removing wait_for_cluster_and_kubernetes_configmap from the terraform state, but it still causes the aws-auth configmap to be read, leading to the error: Error: Get "<http://localhost/api/v1/namespaces/kube-system/configmaps/aws-auth>": dial tcp [::1]:80: connect: connection refused

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

I think that resource should be tied to context.enabled

Marcello Romani avatar
Marcello Romani

OK a workaround turned out to be removing the aws-auth configmap from the terraform state

2021-05-05

Nathaniel Selzer avatar
Nathaniel Selzer

audit2rbac scans kubernetes audit logs and automatically generates a rbac policy with least-privilege for a user. Anyone know of anything similar for cloudtrail/IAM?

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Darren Cunningham avatar
Darren Cunningham
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2021-05-04

btai avatar

anyone got a good reason to use savings plans over RIs?

Vlad Ionescu (he/him) avatar
Vlad Ionescu (he/him)

You can change instance types, families, regions!

You don’t actually get reserved capacity tho. Buuut you can do capacity reservations so

Zach avatar

Savings Plans apply to EC2, Lambda and Fargate

Zach avatar

They’re way more flexible

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RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse) avatar
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse)

The better question: is there any good reason to use RIs over savings plans?

Zach avatar

If you do the Compute Plan where you lock into a region and I think a family of instances, it should be 1:1 with the RIs (while still allowing slightly more flexibility)

Zach avatar

the Savings Plan is the more broad one - any region, any compute type. You get less overall savings, but more freedom to change your operation on the fly

RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse) avatar
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse)

Before savings plans, we were locked into instance types which resulted in putting off upgrading to modern instance types for years… Glad that’s over since the ability to use the newer instance types sooner (via savings plans) has saved us more money than upgrading after our RIs expire

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Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

I’m with @RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse). The money saved from RIs is offset by the loss in flexibility and added management time. Savings Plan is a better tradeoff for us.

mikesew avatar
mikesew

RDS is only compatible with RI’s, but I’m pretty sure you implied that by specifically mentioning fargate/lambda/ec2. =] seems like savings plans is the recommended way to go from the ‘common wisdom’ im reading

Zach avatar

I imagine they’ll add RDS and elasticache savings plans at some point

RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse) avatar
RB (Ronak) (Cloud Posse)

Only a matter of time

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Lee Skillen avatar
Lee Skillen

The RDS RIs make me extremely sad

Lee Skillen avatar
Lee Skillen

At this point, RDS being included in Savings Plans is the only announcement I am hanging on the edge of a chair for.

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btai avatar

interesting, do you guys believe RIs take more time to manage (@? News to me that people are so much more excited by Savings plans than RIs. Personally, we havent personally had that much of an issue w/ locking in instance types but I was def curious if it was easier to manage. (We also don’t use fargate and our lambda cost is miniscule)

Lee Skillen avatar
Lee Skillen

Starts getting interesting when you’re managing RIs across regions and sub-accounts. However, a Savings Plan can be applied to shared accounts and across regions, so it’s much simpler at scale.

btai avatar

right, we’re managing our RIs in a single region and in a single account (although we buy RIs for all accounts there) I can see where savings plans can be easier to manage at scale when it comes to multi-region etc.

mikesew avatar
mikesew

we have nonprod in 1 region and prod in 2 region, all with a jumble of different RDS db classes, so we have to pre-buy

• us-west-1 db.m5.*

• us-west-1 db.t3.*

• us-west-1 db…

• us-east-2 db.m5.*

• us-east-2 db-t3.*

• us-east-2 db… and so forth. savings plans we could have went for a single block and not worry about splitting between regions.

Alex Jurkiewicz avatar
Alex Jurkiewicz

Managing RIs was hours of work each week for one person at our company

Zach avatar

and then someone wants to a resize an RDS the day after you purchased

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