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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
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AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Planning your next steps

There are still a few important pieces that I would really recommend you try after you have created your AMI. First up, try and launch a new instance from it. Once the instance is launched, go ahead and check whether your instance has the correct root partition name and size as allocated or not. Next up, try and copy your AMI to a different region. You can refer to for the required steps. Copying an AMI from one region to another is just a simple way to build scalable and highly available applications. You can try the same with your EBS volume as well. Go ahead and take a snapshot of any volume of your choice and copy it over to some other AWS region and attach it to a running instance.

Besides these steps, there is some additional EBS Volume related information that I would really recommend you guys read. First up is something called EBS-optimized instances. These are specially created instances...