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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)


Amazon CloudWatch enables users to create custom dashboards which can include CloudWatch metrics or text data. We can create a dashboard which includes all the AWS resource metrics and images, which gives us an overall picture of application operations. We can monitor all the resources in one place so that we don't need to search different metric data. Dashboards allow us to show data that is available in different regions, so if your application resides in multiple AWS regions, we can get all the regions' resource data and show it in one place.

Let's build a dashboard that includes RDS CPUUtilization metrics.

AWS Management Console

The following are the steps to create a dashboard using the AWS Management Console:

  1. Go to the Amazon CloudWatch Console and click Dashboards in the navigation pane on the left, or you can go directly to
  2. Click Create dashboard:

Figure 9.11: Creating a dashboard

Type in AWS-Bootcamp as the dashboard...