Deploying native Services with the AWS Service Catalog

This module assumes that that an AWS Service Catalog portfolio has been created and products provided. If you have not already completed this, please complete AWS Service Catalog module under the administator track.

Once an AWS Service Catalog portfolio and products have been created AWS Service catalog end users are able to go to the Service catalog console web console and see a list of products they are able to deploy.

Service Catalog users have different options from Service Catalog admins. The admin experience such as creating portfolios, adding products, controlling who is able to launch products etc is covered under the administrator track.

In this module we will focus on the the developer experience of interacting with service catalog as an end user.

Step 1

Connect to the AWS Servcie Catalog web console:

Open the link to the AWS Cloud 9 console as described in the getting started section, this is the same page where you would have clicked on launch ide for your cloud 9 instance.

on the top left click on the services drop down menu

Search for Service Catalog

right click on Service Catalog and open it in a new browser tab.
Step 2

exploring the Service catalog end user console

As stated above users have fewer options, they have the ability to see the products available to them. Depending on the launch contraints defined by admins, they can launch these products into an AWS account.

On the left click on products

This will show you a list of all the products available to you for launch.

Step 3

Create a DynamoDB table using AWS service catalog

Click on products

Click on DynamoDB from the product list

Click on Launch Product

Provide a product name - <YOURSTUDENTNUMBER>ddbtable

e.g student0ddbtable

set the hash attribute name to Date

set the range attribute name to Title

Click on launch product.

AWS service catalog builds out the resources using infrastructure as code in the back ground. once the resource is completely provisioned the AWS service catalog console will display any outputs provided by the infrastructure as code templates needed for application workloads to interact with these service.s

Step 4

create a Amazon S3 bucket using AWS Service Catalog

click on products

Click on S3 from the product list

Click on Launch Product

Provide a product name - <YOURSTUDENTNUMBER>S3

Change prevent deletion to False
Step 5

View provision products

Click on provisioned products on the left.

Click on one of the provision products

Scroll down to the outputs

At this stage AWS Service Catalog does not directly integrate with application platforms. In this case application owners will need to collect the information needed to consume AWS services and go back to OpenShift and create an OpenShift Service or application environment variable mapping. Once this is done they can bind these to the applications which will interact with AWS services.