AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-12-01)

Using Elastic Beanstalk with Other AWS Services

The topics in this chapter discusses the integration of Elastic Beanstalk with resources from other AWS services that are not managed by Elastic Beanstalk as part of your environment.

Architectural Overview

The following diagram illustrates an example architecture of Elastic Beanstalk across multiple Availability Zones working with other AWS products such as Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).

        Elastic Beanstalk Architecture Diagram

To plan for fault-tolerance, it is advisable to have N+1 Amazon EC2 instances and spread your instances across multiple Availability Zones. In the unlikely case that one Availability Zone goes down, you will still have your other Amazon EC2 instances running in another Availability Zone. You can adjust Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to allow for a minimum number of instances as well as multiple Availability Zones. For instructions on how to do this, see Auto Scaling Group for Your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Environment. For more information about building fault-tolerant applications, go to Building Fault-Tolerant Applications on AWS.

The following sections discuss in more detail integration with Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon DynamoDB Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon RDS, Amazon Route 53, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon VPC , and IAM.

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