Web Server Using Amazon EC2

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An example based on the Amazon sample at: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/deploying.applications.html. The example deploys an EC2 instance and opens port 80.


  1. Install Pulumi
  2. Configure Pulumi for AWS
  3. Configure Pulumi for Python

Deploying and running the program

  1. Create a new stack:

    $ pulumi stack init python-webserver-testing
  2. Set the AWS region:

    $ pulumi config set aws:region us-west-2
  3. Run pulumi up to preview and deploy changes:

    $ pulumi up
    Previewing stack 'python-webserver-testing'
    Previewing changes:
    Do you want to proceed? yes
    Updating stack 'python-webserver-testing'
    Performing changes:
    #: Resource Type          Name                                   Status     Extra Info
    1: pulumi:pulumi:Stack    webserver-py-python-webserver-testing  + created  
    2: aws:ec2:SecurityGroup  web-secgrp                             + created  
    3: aws:ec2:Instance       web-server-www                         + created  
    info: 3 changes performed:
        + 3 resources created
    Update duration: 26.470339302s
    Permalink: https://pulumi.com/lindydonna/examples/webserver-py/python-webserver-testing/updates/1
  4. View the host name and IP address of the instance via stack output:

    $ pulumi stack output
    Current stack outputs (2):
        OUTPUT                                           VALUE
        public_dns                                       ec2-34-217-176-141.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com
  5. Verify that the EC2 instance exists, by either using the AWS Console or running aws ec2 describe-instances.

Clean up

To clean up resources, run pulumi destroy and answer the confirmation question at the prompt.