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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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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)
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Introducing EC2 Systems Manager

As the name suggests, EC2 Systems Manager is a management service that provides administrators and end users with the ability to perform a rich set of tasks on their EC2 instance fleet such as periodically patching the instances with a predefined set of baseline patches, tracking the instances' configurational state, and ensuring that the instance stays compliant with a state template, runs scripts and commands over your instance fleet with a single utility, and much, much more! The EC2 Systems Manager is also specifically designed to help administrators manage hybrid computing environments, all from the comfort and ease of the EC2 Systems Manager dashboard. This makes it super efficient and cost effective as it doesn't require a specialized set of software or third-party services, which cost a fortune, to manage your hybrid environments!

But how does AWS achieve all of this in the first place? Well, it all begins with the concept of managed instances. A managed...