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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 AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a fairly simple and easy to use service that you can get started with in a couple of minutes. In this section, we will be walking through a simple setup of a CloudTrail Trail using the AWS Management Console itself.

Creating your first CloudTrail Trail

To get started, log in to your AWS Management Console and filter the CloudTrail service from the AWS services filter. On the CloudTrail dashboard, select the Create Trail option to get started:

  1. This will bring up the Create Trail wizard. Using this wizard, you can create a maximum of five-trails per region. Type a suitable name for the Trail in to the Trail name field to begin with.
  1. Next, you can either opt to Apply trail to all regions or only to the region out of which you are currently operating. Selecting all regions enables CloudTrail to record events from each region and dump the corresponding log files into an S3 bucket that you specify. Alternatively, selecting to record out of one region will...