Create Cloud9 Workspace

Overview

For this exercise, we will be utilizing AWS Cloud9 as the development environment. AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) that lets you write, run, and debug your code with just a browser. This section will walk through the steps of provisioning a Cloud9 workspace for use.

The Cloud9 workspace should be built by an IAM user with Administrator privileges, not the root account user. Please ensure you are logged in as an IAM user, not the root account user.

Ad blockers, javascript disablers, and tracking blockers should be disabled for the cloud9 domain, or connecting to the workspace might be impacted. Cloud9 requires third-party-cookies. You can whitelist the specific domains.

Launch Cloud9 in your closest region

To start the provisioning of the Cloud9 workspace, click on a link below that is closest to your location:

The minimum environment size for this workshop is t3.medium because we will be running part of our workload within the environment.

Select your options

Select Create environment. Next, name it AppD-Lambda-Workshop and click Next step.

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Choose Create a new EC2 instance for environment (direct access) for Environment type. Choose t3.medium for Instance type. Select Amazon Linux 2 for Platform, and leave the other options with the default choices and click Next Step.

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Finally, verify the selections and click Create environment

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The workspace setup should take approximately 2 minutes. Once the Cloud9 workspace has been setup, you should see a screen similar to the following. There may be a different theme.

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If a terminal is available in the workspace, then you’re ready to start installing tooling and configuring AppDynamics. If not, open a new terminal by selecting New Terminal from the Window menu. Then you will be ready to start installing tooling and configuring AppDynamics.

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