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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

Well, we have covered a lot about CloudWatch in this chapter; however, there are a few things that I would really recommend you to try out next. First off is exporting your log data to S3. Although an optional step, exporting your logs over to S3 can be really beneficial in terms of analyzing and monitoring your application's as well as your instance's performance and trends. How do you get started with this? Well, it's very simple!

You will need to first create an S3 bucket in the same region as that of your log data. Next, provide a set of permissions to your S3 bucket so that it and its contents are writeable by CloudWatch Logs. You can use an IAM policy or even use S3's access polices for the same. Finally, create a CloudWatch Logs Export task that includes your log group's name as the input and the S3 bucket's destination as the output. That's it! You can read more about the detailed steps required for exporting logs to S3 at