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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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Simplifying instance maintenance using System Manager Automation

System Manager Automation is a managed service that provides a single, centralized interface for executing and monitoring commonly occurring instance management tasks such as patching, performing backups, executing scripts, and much more. Let's first get started by understanding a few necessary prerequisites that are required to be configured in order for automation to work in your environments.

Working with automation documents

As discussed briefly during the introduction to the State Manager service, automation documents are simple JSON-based documents that are designed to help you get started with the automation service quickly and efficiently. You can leverage the predefined automation documents or, alternatively, create your own set. In this section, we will look at how to leverage an existing automation document to patch your Dev EC2 instance and create a new AMI from it:

  1. From the EC2 Management Console, select the Documents...