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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 this has surely been a really interesting chapter to cover! Before we move ahead with the next chapter, let's quickly summarize all that we have learned so far!

We started off the chapter with a brief overview of AWS CloudTrail, along with a small step-by-step guide on getting started with your very own CloudTrail Trail. We also learned about AWS CloudTrail Logs, and their integration capabilities with Amazon CloudWatch Logs for better alerting and notifications capabilities. We also leveraged a couple of CloudFormation templates to deploy pre-configured CloudWatch alarms for monitoring our Trail, as well as setting up an entire Amazon Elasticsearch domain for viewing and filtering the CloudTrail Logs. Last, but not least, we also covered AWS Config as a configuration management and compliance service by deploying both managed as well as custom config rules.

In the next chapter, we will be continuing and concluding our security journey with two really amazing services: AWS IAM...