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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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Working with State Manager

State Manager is a powerful tool that helps to govern and manage the configuration of a managed system. For example, by using State Manager you can enforce a particular firewall rule for your fleet of managed instances and set that as the required State that needs to be enforced at all times. If the rules change outside of State Manager, it will automatically revert to match the required state's configuration, thus maintaining compliance and enforcing standardization over your environment.

Working with State Manager is quite simple and straightforward. You start off by selecting a state document (JSON based) that specifies the settings you need to configure or maintain your EC2 instances. These documents come predefined and you can create customized versions of them. With the document created, you can then select the individual managed instances, which can be either EC2 instances or even on-premises virtual machines, as well as specify a schedule for when and how...