Getting started with JIRA Data Center on AWS

JIRA Data Center is an excellent fit for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. Not only does AWS allow you to scale your deployment elastically by resizing and quickly launching additional nodes, it also provides a number of managed services that work out of the box with JIRA Data Center instances and handle all their configuration and maintenance automatically.

Interested in learning more about what JIRA Data Center provides? Click here for an overview.

Deploying JIRA Data Center using the AWS Quick Start

The simplest way to deploy your entire Data Center cluster in AWS is by using the Quick Start. The Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

The Quick Start provides two deployment options, each with its own template. The first option deploys the Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) and then provisions either JIRA Software or JIRA Service Desk Data Center into this ASI. The second option only provisions JIRA Software or JIRA Service Desk Data Center on an existing ASI.

Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI)

The ASI is  a virtual private cloud (VPC) that contains the components required by all Atlassian Data Center applications. For more information, see Atlassian Standard Infrastructure (ASI) on AWS.

Here's an overview of the architecture for the JIRA Data Center Quick Start:

The deployment consists of the following components:

  • Instances/nodes. One or more Amazon Elastic Cloud (EC2) instances as cluster nodes, running JIRA.
  • Load balancer. An Amazon Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), which works both as load balancer and SSL-terminating reverse proxy.
  • Amazon EFS host: A shared file system for storing artifacts in a common location, accessible to multiple JIRA nodes. The Quick Start architecture implements the shared file system using the highly available Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) service.
  • Database. An Amazon Relational Database (RDS) instance as the shared database.
  • An Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain for code and repository search.

For more information, see JIRA products on AWS.

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Last modified on Feb 22, 2019

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