Configuration management tools can provide simplified deployment of Looker.
Example Ansible role for Looker deployment
Looker provides an example Ansible role on our Looker GitHub repository. This example is based on roles that Looker uses internally to deploy the Looker application to EC2 instances. It is provided as an example and is not supported by Looker Support.
Notes about this Ansible role
initscript is written for Ubuntu, so it might need to be modified for other Linux distributions.
The scripts assume that Looker is being run by user looker in group looker, which is the recommended configuration. Modify
files/looker_initif you want to change this.
templates/looker.j2sets the memory based on the EC2 instance type, using an array in
defaults.main.yml. You will likely need to change this. The default is
templates/looker.j2shows the arguments to use for JMX monitoring of Looker if desired.