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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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Chapter 7. Manage Your Applications with Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing

In the previous chapter, you learnt a lot about monitoring our AWS infrastructure, especially the EC2 instances using Amazon CloudWatch. We also created our very first alarms using CloudWatch and monitored our instance's CPU, memory, and disk utilization and performance using the same.

In this chapter, we are going continue where we last dropped off and introduce an amazing and awesome concept called Auto Scaling! AWS has been one of the first public cloud providers to provide this feature and really it is something that you must try out and use in your environments! This chapter will teach you the basics of Auto Scaling, its concepts and terminologies, and even how to create an auto scaled environment using AWS. It will also cover Amazon Elastic Load Balancers and how you can use them in conjunction with Auto Scaling to manage your applications more effectively! So without wasting any more time, let's first...