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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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Chapter 5. Governing Your Environments Using AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config

In the previous chapter, we learned how to leverage and utilize AWS WAF for protecting your web applications against commonly occurring web attacks and exploitations. In this chapter, we will be exploring two really useful and must-have security and governance services in the form of AWS CloudTrail and AWS Config!

Keeping this in mind, let's have a quick look at the various topics that we will be covering in this chapter:

  • Introducing AWS CloudTrail, its concepts, and how it works
  • Enabling CloudTrail for your AWS environment by creating your very own Trail
  • Integrating and managing CloudTrail Logs using Amazon CloudWatch
  • Automating Amazon CloudWatch alarms for CloudTrail using CloudFormation
  • Viewing CloudTrail Logs using Amazon Elasticsearch
  • Introducing Amazon Config and how it works

There is so much to do, so let's get started right away!