Lab 0 - Init

In this Lab we will:

  • Setup the development environment
  • Deploy a simple hello-world function
  • Find logs and metrics for the function

You completed this lab if you:

  • Successfully deployed the hello-world function
  • Executed it once via the HTTP Endpoint (e.g using curl)
  • Extended the function to generate some log output and found it in Cloudwatch Logs
  • Took a look at the Dashboards for you function


In order to setup the development environment in your AWS Account you have to log into the AWS Console via your web browser. Use the user and credentials you created earlier.

Now we have to do the following steps to setup our development environment:

Create Cloud9 Environment

  • Open the Cloud9 web interface
  • Create a new environment
  • Give it a name
  • Leave all other settings untouched

Allocate more disk space

By default, Cloud9 provisions 10 GiB of disk space for the IDE. In order to work with GO and install all dependencies, we need to allocate more disk space.

  1. Open the EC2 console
  2. On the left side, click on Volumes: AWS EC2 Console
  3. Select the volume attached to the Cloud9 environment: AWS EC2 Volume Selection
  4. Click on Actions and then on Modify Volume: AWS EC2 Volume Actions Dropdown
  5. Change the size from 10 GiB to 20 GiB. After that, click on Modify: AWS EC2 Volume Modify Modal
  6. Wait until the change is applied. You can refreseh the page to see the latest status: AWS EC2 Volume State Processing
  7. When the modification is done, we need to reboot the instance for the larger volume to be mounted. Just go back to Cloud9 and type sudo reboot into the terminal.


  • Go back to your Cloud9 environment
  • Open the terminal window and type:
  • git clone --single-branch --branch lab0
  • cd serverless-workshop-go
  • ./


  • sam --version
  • aws sts get-caller-identity


In this step, we are going to setup SAM and deploy the infrastructure for the first time. SAM will create a samconfig.toml file to persist your choices.

# Compile GO files
$ make build

# Configure SAM and deploy the infrastructure
$ sam deploy --guided

  Configuring SAM deploy

  Looking for samconfig.toml :  Not found

  Setting default arguments for 'sam deploy'
  Stack Name [sam-app]: UrlShortener 
  AWS Region [us-east-1]: eu-central-1
  Confirm changes before deploy [y/N]: Y
  Allow SAM CLI IAM role creation [Y/n]: Y
  HelloWorldFunction may not have authorization defined, Is this okay? [y/N]: Y
  Save arguments to samconfig.toml [Y/n]: Y


If you check out the CloudFormation console you will notice a new stack with the name you just defined in the guided deployment. CloudFormation is essentially a tool to provision, maintain and remove infrastructure in AWS. SAM uses CloudFormation under the hood to deploy the infrastrucutre we describe in this workshop.

Try to figure out:

  • Which resources did we just deploy?
  • What are outputs and why are they helpful?