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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.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Working with VPCs

Enough talk! It's time to get into some action! In this section, we are going to look at how AWS facilitates the easy deployment of VPCs using something called as the VPC wizard as well as how to create your very first, fully fledged and operational VPC! So, what are we waiting for? Let's get started!

VPC deployment scenarios

VPC provides a simple, easy-to-use wizard that can spin up a fully functional VPC within a couple of minutes. All you need to do is select a particular deployment scenario out of the four scenarios provided and configure a few basic parameters such as subnet information, availability zones in which you want to launch your subnets, and so on, and the rest is all taken care of by AWS itself.

Let's have a quick look at the four VPC deployment scenarios:

  • VPC with a single public subnet: This is by far the simplest of the four deployment scenarios. Using this scenario, VPC will provision a single public subnet with a default Internet Gateway attached to it...