I'm trying to automate our CI process for a couple of .NET apps, and in a perfect world I'd like to spin up a Windows EC2 instance for each, bootstrap the instance to install Chef Solo and then execute a Chef recipe to install some dependencies and the packaged software itself.
However - I'm a novice and have no idea even if that is feasible let alone where to start :)
I'm fairly well versed with the command line tools for AWS so can spin up an AMI ok, but beyond that point I'm pretty stuck. I would like to avoid building a custom AMI with chef pre-installed as that takes a lot of the advantages away.
I think this is essentially what I need to do - but is (unsurprisingly) focused on Linux:
Does anyone have a link to someone who has done this or similar before? Or a better way of achieving what I'd like to do?
Any help appreciated.