We will set up a simple Airflow architecture with a scheduler, worker, and web server running on a single instance. Typically, you will not use this setup for production workloads. We will use AWS CloudFormation to launch the AWS services required to create the components in this blog post. The following diagram shows the configuration of the architecture to be deployed.
The stack includes the following:
It might take up to 10 minutes for the CloudFormation stack to create the resources. After the resource creation is completed, you should be able to log in to Airflow web UI. The Airflow web server runs on port 8080 by default. To open the Airflow web UI, open any browser, and type in the URL here http://ec2-public-dns-name:8080. The public DNS name of the EC2 instance can be found on the Outputs tab of CloudFormation stack on the AWS CloudFormation console. (if you are an Amazon employee, disconnect the VPN to try the URL)