Amazon ECS 的 Service Discovery

AWS 宣佈了 Amazon ECS 也支援 Route 53 提供的 Service Discovery 了:「Introducing Service Discovery for Amazon ECS」。

也就是說現在都整合好了... 比較一下先前需要自己包裝起來套用的方式會少不少功夫:

Previously, to ensure that services were able to discover and connect with each other, you had to configure and run your own service discovery system or connect every service to a load balancer. Now, you can enable service discovery for your containerized services with a simple selection in the ECS console, AWS CLI, or using the ECS API.

AWS 在 2016 年的時候有寫一篇「Service Discovery for Amazon ECS Using DNS」在講怎麼透過事件的觸發配合 AWS Lambda 把服務掛上去或是移除掉:

Recently, we proposed a reference architecture for ELB-based service discovery that uses Amazon CloudWatch Events and AWS Lambda to register the service in Amazon Route 53 and uses Elastic Load Balancing functionality to perform health checks and manage request routing. An ELB-based service discovery solution works well for most services, but some services do not need a load balancer.

現在看起來都可以改用 Auto Naming API 了...

Command Line 的 HTTP 操作工具

忘記在哪邊翻到的:「HTTP Tools Roundup」,裡面有提到一些 Command Line 下操作 HTTP 內容的工具。

其中一個是 HTTPie,這個有時後會拿來用,不過大多數的時候還是習慣用 curl 了 (因為 curl 幾乎都會裝,HTTPie 要另外裝):

另外一個是 http-console,這是第一次看到... 用過後覺得還不錯,應該會記起來用一陣子看看 XD

gslin@home [~] [17:24/W5] http-console --ssl
> http-console 0.6.4
> Welcome, enter .help if you're lost.
> Connecting to on port 443.> GET /robots.txt
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:24:11 GMT
Last-Modified: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:45:02 GMT
Etag: "2b-50329173d7780"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 43
Vary: Accept-Encoding,User-Agent
X-Farmid: ba2629de4a01c1a81a0ad72ff1f11c5d2ae5ed0782561f591105c5a669e4ea49
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/plain

User-agent: *
Disallow: />

然後再下 GET /glossary/twzipcode 又可以拉出其他東西。

Amazon ECS 可以跑 cron job 了...

Amazon ECS 上面固定時間跑某些東西,以前得自己用 AWS Lambda 帶 (或是自己架,不過這樣就要自己考慮 High Availability 架構了),現在則是直接支援:「Amazon ECS Now Supports Time and Event-Based Task Scheduling」。

Previously, you could start and stop Amazon ECS tasks manually, but running tasks on a schedule required writing and integrating an external scheduler with the Amazon ECS API.

Now you can schedule tasks through the Amazon ECS console on fixed time intervals (e.g.: number of minutes, hours, or days). Additionally, you can now set Amazon ECS as a CloudWatch Events target, allowing you to launch tasks by using CloudWatch Events.

結果 AWS Console 對 EC2 的 IAM Role 被拔掉了...

在 console 上發現不見了,跑去 forum 上看看是不是有其他人遇到同樣的問題,結果發現被拔掉了:「Attach IAM Role to existing EC2 instance in console not available」。

On Friday, Feb 24th, we were made aware that under certain conditions, the feature was not working for customers using the EC2 console. As a result, we have temporarily removed this capability from the EC2 console, but we will enable this feature when this issue has been resolved.

Ouch... 只好先用 CLI 了...

AWS Management Console 可以修改 EC2 Role 了...

前幾天提到的「EC2 的 IAM Role 可以動態改了...」在網頁上的 AWS Management Console 可以改了:「Easily Replace or Attach an IAM Role to an Existing EC2 Instance by Using the EC2 Console」。


AWS 的稽核報告服務:AWS Artifact

以往要取得 AWS 的稽核報告都必須簽署 NDA 並透過 support ticket 取得 (或是找窗口拿),現在 AWS 把這件事情做成一個服務:「Introducing AWS Artifact: Speeding Access to Compliance Reports」。

服務叫做 AWS Artifact,還是要簽保密協議,不過電子化了:

You can start downloading the audit reports in the AWS Management Console today. Many of the documents are confidential and require you to accept Amazon’s confidentiality terms and conditions, but after you review and agree to those terms, you will be granted instant access to review documents.


To document the current and historical compliance of the AWS infrastructure and services, many AWS customers provide compliance reports—including those for ISO, SOC, and PCI—to their auditors or regulators.

Terminal 下操作 VMware 的 vSphere

Twitter 上看到 zmx 提到:

其中 Ruby vSphere Console (rvc) 被標成 deprecated:

Note: This Fling is deprecated, so the download is no longer available, and it will not be updated. Also, feedback is no longer monitored.

Python vSphere Client with a dialog(1) interface (pvc) 看起來比較新:

不過我自己測試後發現死在 SSL certificate 上,之後再來研究要怎麼閃開吧...

更簡單設定 Route53 的方式:Route53 Traffic Flow

AWS 每個產品最近都丟出好多東西 (因為年底要到了嗎?),這次是 Amazon Route53 透過拖拉界面簡化 DNS 的設定:「New – Route 53 Traffic Flow」。

可以從這幾張畫面看出來 Traffic Flow 的用法:




看畫面的資訊,功能都是本來在 Route53 上就有的,這次是設計界面讓使用者在 AWS Management Console (也就是 Web Console) 上更容易設定進階的分流。

Web Console 總算可以拿 Access Key 查詢是哪個 IAM 使用者了

AWS Web Console 上可以用 access key 查詢是哪個 IAM 使用者了:「Introducing IAM Console Search」。

這樣就可以再查出這個 IAM key 有哪些權限...