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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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Getting started with Inventory Management

Inventory Management or just Inventory is yet another managed service provided by Systems Manager that is responsible for collecting operating system, application, and instance metadata from your AWS instances as well as those present and managed by Systems Manager in your on-premises environments. You can use this service to query the inventory metadata for mapping, understanding, and remediating EC2 instances based on certain software or regulatory compliances.

Let's look at a very simple example of enabling the inventory service for our Dev instance using the AWS Management dashboard:

  1. To begin with, you will require both the SSM agent as well as the required IAM Roles configured on your managed instance. Once this is completed, select the Managed Instances option from the Systems Manager Shared Resources section.
  2. Here, select your Dev instance and click on the Setup Inventory option as shown in the following screenshot:
  1. On the Setup Inventory page...