Book Image

AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
Book Image

AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each 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)
Title Page
Packt Upsell

Chapter 2. Managing EC2 with Systems Manager

EC2 instances have long been a core service provided by AWS and EC2 still continues to evolve with newer sets of features and instance types added every year. One such really awesome service added during AWS re:Invent 2016 was the EC2 Systems Manager!

In this chapter, we will be learning a lot about the EC2 Systems Manager and its associated sub-services; namely:

  • Run Command: Service that allows you to execute commands directly on an EC2 Systems Manager enabled EC2 instance
  • State Manager: Allows you to specify a desired state for an EC2 Systems Manager enabled EC2 instance
  • Patch management: Provides administrators with the ability to manage the deployment of patches over EC2 instances
  • Automations: Allows administrators to automate the deployment of certain tasks
  • Inventory: Service that collects and manages a list of software inventory from your managed EC2 instances

Sound exciting? Then what are we waiting for? Let's get started!