app2container remote configure command - AWS App2Container

app2container remote configure command

Run this command from a worker machine to configure the connections needed to run remote workflows on application servers. This interactive command prompts for the required information for each application server that you enter, or you can provide a JSON input file with your connection information by specifying the --input-json parameter when you run the command.

Note

For the remote configure command prompts, if you specify the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), the server IP address is optional and is not used by App2Container.

Syntax

app2container remote configure [--input-json myhosts.json] [--help]

Parameters and options

Parameters

--input-json

Uses the provided JSON file as input to configure connections to application servers for the worker machine to run remote commands.

Options

--help

Displays the command help.

Input

To see the input file format, choose the system platform that matches your configuration. For key/value pairs that do not apply to your configuration, set string values to an empty string.

The Linux remote_hosts.json file contains an array of Linux platform hosts, with connection information. The key for each host is the host IP address or FQDN, with an array of strings for the connection information. Each host includes the following content:

  • Fqdn (string, conditionally required) – the fully qualified domain name of the host, used as the identifier for connecting. If an IP address is used as the host identifier, this must be empty. If the FQDN has a value, the IP address is ignored.

  • Ip (string, conditionally required) – the IP address of the host, used as the identifier for connecting. Required if the FQDN is empty.

  • SecretArn (string, required) – the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the Secrets Manager secret to use for credentials.

  • AuthMethod (string, required) – the authentication method used to connect to the host. Valid values include "cert" and "key".

The following example shows a remote_hosts.json file for a Java application running on Linux.

{ "10.10.10.10": { "Fqdn": "", "Ip": "10.10.10.10", "SecretArn": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:linux-cert-Abcdef", "AuthMethod": "cert" }, "myhost.mydomain.com": { "Fqdn": "myhost.mydomain.com", "Ip": "", "SecretArn": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:987654321098:secret:linux-cert-Ghijkl", "AuthMethod": "key" } }

The Windows remote_hosts.json file contains an array of Windows Server platform hosts, with connection information. The key for each host is the host IP address or FQDN, with an array of strings for the connection information. Each host includes the following content:

  • fqdn (string, conditionally required) – the fully qualified domain name of the host, used as the identifier for connecting. If an IP address is used as the host identifier, this must be empty. If the FQDN has a value, the IP address is ignored.

  • ip (string, conditionally required) – the IP address of the host, used as the identifier for connecting. Required if the FQDN is empty.

  • secretArn (string, required) – the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that identifies the Secrets Manager secret to use for credentials.

The following example shows a remote_hosts.json file for a .NET application running on Windows Server.

{ "10.10.10.10": { "fqdn": "", "ip": "10.10.10.10", "secretArn": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:windows-cred-Abcdef" } }

Output

This command does not produce a configurable output file. For troubleshooting purposes, or if you need to verify what was entered during the interactive command dialog, you can find the entries in the remote_hosts.json file by searching the folder structure on the server where you ran the command.

Examples

Choose the operating system platform tab for the application server or worker machine where you run the command.

Linux

The following example shows the remote configure command with no additional options.

$ sudo app2container remote configure Server IP address: 10.10.10.10 Server FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name): Authentication method to be used key/cert: cert Secret ARN for remote connection credentials: arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:linux-cert-Abcdef Continue to configure servers? (y/N)[default: n]: y Server IP address: Server FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name): fqdn2 Authentication method to be used key/cert: key Secret ARN for remote connection credentials: arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:987654321098:secret:linux-cert-Ghijkl Continue to configure servers? (y/N)[default: n]: n
Windows

The following example shows the remote configure command with no additional options.

PS> app2container remote configure Server IP address: 10.10.10.10 Server FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name): Authentication method to be used key/cert: cert Secret ARN for remote connection credentials: arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:windows-cred-Abcdef Continue to configure servers? (y/N)[default: n]: y Server IP address: Server FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name): fqdn2 Authentication method to be used key/cert: key Secret ARN for remote connection credentials: arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:987654321098:secret:windows-cred-Ghijkl Continue to configure servers? (y/N)[default: n]: n