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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

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Amazon Web Services Bootcamp

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Businesses are adopting AWS Cloud because of its reliability, versatility, and flexible design. The main focus of this book is teaching you how to build and manage highly reliable and scalable applications and services on AWS. It will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications and services on the AWS cloud platform. We’ll start by exploring Amazon S3, EC2, and so on to get you well-versed with core Amazon services. Moving on, we’ll teach you how to design and deploy highly scalable and optimized workloads. You’ll also discover easy-to-follow, hands-on steps, tips, and recommendations throughout the book and get to know essential security and troubleshooting concepts. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Installing the AWS CLI


The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is one of the ways to interact with AWS services. We will be showcasing CLI commands to use certain services in forthcoming chapters. So, as a prerequisite, we will install the AWS CLI on our machine.

Windows

To install the AWS CLI on Windows, we can install it directly by using MSI Installer or by using pip (package manager for Python). We will demonstrate the installation using MSI Installer:

  1. Download the installer from the following link, as per your machine's compatibility:
  • 64-bit: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-cli/AWSCLI64.msi
  • 32-bit: https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-cli/AWSCLI32.msi
  1. Execute MSI Installer and follow the instructions.
  2. Once installed, you can check the installation by using the following command:
aws --version

The following output should be visible on the command line. The version may vary if you are installing older or later versions:

Figure 1.9: AWS CLI version

Linux

To install the AWS CLI on a Linux machine, we need to installpip (a package manager for Python):

  1. Download the script for installing pip:
curl -O https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
  1. Install pip:
python get-pip.py -user
  1. Add the pip installation path in the environment variables:
export PATH=~/.local/bin:$PATH
  1. Verify the pip installation:
pip --version
  1. Install the AWS CLI:
pip install awscli --upgrade --user
  1. Once installed, you can check the installation using the following command:
aws -version

The following output should be visible on the command line. The version may vary if you are installing older or later versions:

Figure 1.10: AWS CLI version - Linux