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Reference Account - Example Reference Architectures

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What is the 'Reference' account?

The 'Reference' account contains example deployments that demonstrate how different reference architectures are configured using ServerTemplates in the RightScale Management Platform. The purpose of the account is to provide you with a menu of actual deployments that you can observe and use as a point of reference as you follow one of our end-to-end 3-tier tutorials or build your own custom, multi-tier deployment. We've found that many users find it helpful to have a "reference" deployment that they can refer to as they set up all aspects of a deployment such as servers, related inputs, alerts, server configurations, etc. 

 

How do I use the 'Reference' account?

Anyone can use the 'Reference' account. All you need to do is request access to view the account, which is 100% free!

  1. Request Access - Contact your RightScale Account Manager or email sales@rightscale.com so that we can send you an invitation to the 'Reference' account, which will grant you 'observer' access in the account. (Note: If you do not have access to a RightScale account, you must first Sign-up for a Free RightScale account.)
     
  2. Find a Reference Architecture - Scroll down the table below and find an architecture that most closely matches the type of deployment that you want to build in terms of the underlying cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, Rackspace, OpenStack, etc.), software stack (e.g. HAProxy, PHP, MySQL), and other configurations (e.g. DNS provider, auto-scaling server array, etc.).
     
  3. View a Deployment and/or Tutorial - Use the links below to view a particular deployment in the 'Reference' account or the related end-to-end tutorial that will explain how to build the matching deployment in your own RightScale account. (Tip: Use the account drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the RightScale Dashboard and bookmarks to quickly navigate back to a deployment in the 'Reference' account.)
 

Table of Contents


Deployment Reference Architectures

ServerTemplate Release: v13.5 LTS

Linux

Architecture Diagram Cloud Load Balancing Application Database Misc. DNS Server Array Deployment Tutorial
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AWS

HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DynDNS Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy PHP PostgreSQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS Elastic Load Balancer Rails MySQL -- Amazon Route 53 No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy Tomcat7 MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy Django MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
diag-4tier_Memcached-v1.png AWS HAProxy PHP MySQL Memcached DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge CloudStack HAProxy PHP MySQL   DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Google Compute Engine HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge OpenStack HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace Open HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace Open Cloud Load Balancer PHP MySQL -- Rackspace Cloud DNS No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace Private HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
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VMware vSphere

& AWS

HAProxy PHP -- -- -- Yes

View Deployment

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Windows

Architecture Diagram Cloud Load Balancing Application Database Misc. DNS Server Array Deployment Tutorial
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AWS

HAProxy IIS MS SQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Windows Azure HAProxy IIS MS SQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Windows Azure HAProxy IIS MS SQL Witness
(Infinity, not LTS)
DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial

 


ServerTemplate Release: v12 LTS

Linux

Architecture Diagram Cloud Load Balancing Application Database Misc. DNS Server Array Deployment Tutorial
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AWS

HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy Tomcat6 MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy Rails MySQL -- DynDNS No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS Elastic Load Balancer PHP MySQL -- Amazon Route 53 Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace (Legacy) HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace (Legacy) HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace (Legacy) Cloud Load Balancer PHP MySQL -- Rackspace Cloud DNS Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy PHP MySQL -- DNS Made Easy No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS N/A PHP MySQL -- N/A No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS N/A PHP MySQL -- N/A No

View Deployment

View Tutorial

Windows

Architecture Diagram Cloud Load Balancing Application Database Misc. DNS Server Array Deployment Tutorial
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AWS

HAProxy IIS MS SQL -- Amazon Route 53 No

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge AWS HAProxy IIS MS SQL -- DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial
Click to enlarge Rackspace (Legacy) HAProxy IIS MS SQL -- DNS Made Easy Yes

View Deployment

View Tutorial

 


Post Setup Tutorials

The following deployments feature ServerTemplates that may not be a part of a specific ServerTemplate release, but demonstrate useful functionality. 

Load Tester

Architecture Diagram Description Deployment Tutorial
Click to enlarge Create a deployment that contains a single "Siege" server that you can use to perform load testing on other deployments. For example, you can use the Siege server to simulate a auto-scaling event and test a server array to verify that's it's properly configured to scale up and down. 

View Deployment

View Tutorial

Introduction to using Chef-based ServerTemplates

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Introduction to Chef Tutorial

Launch a server using a Chef-based ServerTemplate to better understand how a server is configured using Chef cookbooks and recipes.

View Deployment

View Tutorial
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Beginner Chef Tutorial

Learn how to modify an existing ServerTemplate to use cookbooks and recipes from another Chef cookbook repository.

View Deployment View Tutorial
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Intermediate 1 Chef Tutorial 

Learn how to develop and test Chef cookbooks using a basic development workflow. 

View Deployment View  Tutorial
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Intermediate 2 Chef Tutorial 

Learn how to create and use Chef attributes and inputs.

View Deployment View  Tutorial

Basic All-In-One Servers (Getting Started)

The following examples are excellent getting started tutorials for first time users of the RightScale Dashboard. 

Architecture Diagram Description Deployment Tutorial
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LAMP All-In-One Wordpress Trial 

Launch an all-in-one LAMP server with Wordpress as the sample application.

View Deployment View  Tutorial
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LAMP All-In-One Trial with MySQL

Launch an example LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) all-in-one server in a public or private cloud. Designed for demonstration purposes only. 

View Deployment

View Tutorial
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LAMP All-In-One with MySQL

Launch a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) all-in-one server with your own application and database in a public/private cloud. The server is suitable for production environments because it supports continuous backups.

View Deployment View Tutorial

 

 

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