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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 Amazon RDS

In this section, we are going to create our very first scalable database using the Amazon RDS service. For simplicity, I will be deploying a simple MySQL database using the RDS Management Console; however, you can use any of the database engines provided by RDS for your testing purposes, including Oracle, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, as well as SQL Server. Let's first examine our use case up to now:

For starters, we have already set up Auto Scaling and Load Balancing for our application's web server instances (see Chapter 7, Manage Your Applications with Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing), as shown in the preceding image. We have also created a separate private subnet in each AZ for hosting our database instances. These subnets are named US-WEST-PROD-DB-1 ( and US-WEST-PROD-DB-2 (, respectively. Another extremely important point here is that the communication between the public subnets and the private subnets is also set up using a combination...