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I have spent some work using CHEF with Sitecore 8.1. It was mostly from a Proof of Concept, and for a client that wanted to evaluate it. Additionally, I presented this to CHEF stakeholders in Seattle where we identified that there is a path forward for CHEF and Sitecore. I have several cookbooks that were created to support the following architectures: ...


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The reason that I couldn't get access to the Sitecore Login page was that setting up HTTPS through Amazon load balancer placed the CMS behind the load balancer gate as well. I didn't add the IP of the load balancer's gate to the white listed IPs, and I wouldn't do such a thing as it would expose the login page to everyone. Ultimately I scrapped this approach ...


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It is possible have done it. I had a few issues with SQL commands which return an error because a setting cannot be updated through SQL in RDS, but instead should be updated in the parameter group. I made a small change to the SQL included in webdeploy packages for this. Some more details about this can be found in my blog As mentioned in a different answer ...


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You can't. At least I've not heard of a way. What you can do, is to set up the databases on a local MS SQL Server, and then use SQL Database Migration Wizard to move the databases onto Amazon RDS. A few links to step by step guides: SITECORE DATABASE DEPLOYMENT TO AMAZON RDS SQL Sitecore Databases in Amazon RDS


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A processing server is basically just another Content Management server that has been reduced down to certain functions. These functions are then disabled from the Primary Content Management server per the configuration guidance (for Sitecore 8 and below) or by the Role Configuration settings in Sitecore 9+. 1) It is advised that all Sitecore instances have ...


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