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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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Recommendations and best practices

Here are some key recommendations and good practices to keep in mind when working with RDS:

  • To begin with, always monitor your DB instances for overall performance and usage. Leverage CloudWatch and its metrics to set thresholds and customized alarms that notify you in case of any issues.

  • Additionally, you can also enable event notifications for your DB instance that will inform you of all the events that occur with your instance.

  • Leverage Multi-AZ deployments in conjunction with Read Replicas to increase the overall availability of your database along with its performance.

  • Always enable automatic snapshots for your DB instances. Also take manual snapshots of your DB instances before performing any maintenance activities on them.

  • For a small to medium-sized database, set the storage type of your DB instance to General Purpose (SSD).

  • If your database has a high performance requirement, then do use the DB instances with Provisioned IOPS.

  • Tune your options group...