Clone the GitHub repo

In order to execute the steps in the workshop, you’ll need to clone the workshop GitHub repo.

  1. In the Cloud9 IDE terminal, run the following command:

    git clone
  2. Change into the workshop directory:

    cd ec2-spot-workshops/workshops/running-amazon-ec2-workloads-at-scale
  3. Feel free to browse around. You can also browse the directory structure in the Environment tab on the left, and even edit files directly there by double clicking on them.

  4. As you will neeed to modify the configuration files to refer to the identifiers of the resources created by the CloudFormation stack, run the following command to load the CloudFormation Outputs to environment variables. You will use these environment variables throughout the workshop to edit the files with sed.

    export AWS_REGION=$(curl --silent | jq -r .region)
    export stack_name=runningAmazonEC2WorkloadsAtScale
    # load outputs to env vars
    for output in $(aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name $stack_name --query 'Stacks[].Outputs[].OutputKey' --output text)
        export $output=$(aws cloudformation describe-stacks --stack-name $stack_name --query 'Stacks[].Outputs[?OutputKey==`'$output'`].OutputValue' --output text)
        eval "echo $output : \"\$$output\""