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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 next steps

Well we have covered a lot in this chapter, but there are a few things still that you can try out on your own with regards to VPCs. First up, is cleaning up a VPC! Creating a VPC is easy enough and so is its deletion. You can delete an unused VPC from the VPC Management dashboard by simply selecting the VPC, clicking on the Actions tab, and selecting the Delete VPC option. This will bring up the Delete VPC dialog as shown in the following screenshot:

As you can see, the delete VPC option will delete all aspects of your VPC, including subnets, Network ACLs, Internet Gateways, and so on. You can optionally even delete any VPN connections as well by selecting the Delete VPN Connections when deleting the VPC checkbox. Remember that once you delete a VPC, you can't recover it back, so make sure that you don't have any active instances running on it before you go ahead and delete it. Also remember to clean up on the instances as well, especially the NAT Instance and the Bastion...