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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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Well, it has certainly been a long chapter, but we got to learn a lot and I hope that it helps you in your quest towards mastering AWS! Let's quickly recap what we have learned so far.

We started off with a quick introduction to Systems Manager, followed by an in-depth look at how to install, configure and verify the SSM agents on your managed EC2 instances. We then gained an understanding of how to leverage the Run Command to perform certain types of executions on your managed instances, followed by a rundown of maintaining an instance's state configuration using State Manager. We also looked at working with automation documents and how you can effectively patch your instances using them. Towards the end of the chapter, we learned about patching your instances using Patch Manager and also learned how you can effectively inventorize your instance metadata using inventory manager.

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