A Django app to manage Amazon AWS servers.
Django AWS Manager is a django app that allows you to view and manage Amazon EC2 instances. It can be useful as a way to access your server quickly from the admin screen and remote desktop. The servers can be shut off during off hours (e.g., outside of market hours for a trading server) to save costs.
> pip install django-aws-manager
or for the latest from github:
> pip install -e git+git://github.com/jromich/django-aws-manager.git#egg=django-aws-manager
Add “aws-manager” to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'aws-manager', )
Include the aws_manager URLconf in your project urls.py like this:
python manage.py migrateto create the aws-manager models (or add it using south)
register the app with your admin in admin.py
add a new server record through the admin screen
You can start/stop the server using the admin actions on the aws server list page.
The server status is visible from the server detail view
An RDP for remote desktop access file can be downloaded from the detail view if the EC2 server is windows based and is running.
A management command can be used to start and stop the servers from the command line e.g.:
python manage.py aws-server *servername* start (Available management commands: start, stop, state, start-wkdays-only, stop-wkdays-only)
Starting and stopping of the servers can be scheduled using chron or heroku scheduler with the management commands