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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 Run Command

Run Command is an awesome feature of Systems Manager, which basically allows you to execute remote commands over your managed fleet of EC2 instances. You can perform a vast variety of automated administrative tasks, such as installing software or patching your operating systems, executing shell commands, managing local groups and users, and much more! But that's not all! The best part of using this feature is that it allows you to have a seamless experience when executing scripts, even over your on-premises Windows and Linux operating systems, whether they be running on VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, or any other platforms. And the cost of all this? Well, it's absolutely free! You only pay for the EC2 instances and other AWS resources that you create and nothing more!

Here's a brief list of a few commonly predefined commands provided by Run Command along with a short description:

  • AWS-RunShellScript: Executes shell scripts on remote Linux instances
  • AWS-UpdateSSMAgent...