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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
Book Image

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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Phew! This has been a long but interesting and worthwhile chapter indeed! Let's quickly recap the things we learnt so far!

First up, we started off with a quick introduction to Amazon CloudWatch, its features, concepts, and terminologies. Next, we went ahead and created our very first alarm in the form of an estimate billing alarm. We then even saw how to create alarms for monitoring the performance of our EC2 instances, as well as how to perform certain actions when the alarms are triggered. Toward the end of this chapter, we looked at CloudWatch Logs and how you can leverage it to monitor your web server's logs. And, finally, we finished the chapter with a brief look at custom metrics and metric filters and how we can use them effectively to monitor our instances and applications.

In the next chapter, we will be taking CloudWatch and monitoring to the next level by exploring the awesome concept of auto scaling, so stay tuned!