Chapter 5. Ever-Ready to Deploy Using Continuous Delivery

Thanks to the Continuous Integration setup we examined in the previous chapter, we now have a way of continuously producing deployable artifacts from our source code.

Our next goal will be to upgrade the pipeline from a Continuous Integration to an Integration plus Delivery one. To illustrate, we are in the middle of a three stage workflow:

Ever-Ready to Deploy Using Continuous Delivery

That is to say, following a successful Integration run, we trigger the Delivery stage that will do the following:

  • Launch a vanilla EC2 instance
  • Apply configuration management to it:
    • Install the demo-app RPM we produced
    • Install other required packages to turn ...

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