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Designing AWS Environments

By : Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist
Book Image

Designing AWS Environments

By: Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted,cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. Running your solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you get your applications up and running faster while providing the security to meet your compliance requirements. This book begins by familiarizing you with the key capabilities to architect and host applications, websites, and services on AWS. We explain the available options for AWS free tier with virtual instances and demonstrate how you can launch and connect them. Using practical examples, you’ll be able to design and deploy networking and hosting solutions for large deployments. Finally, the book focuses on security and important elements of scalability and high availability using AWS VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scaling. By the end of this book, you will have handson experience of working with AWS instances,VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scalingrelated tasks on Amazon Web Services.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Chapter 3. Logging in to EC2 Instances

In Chapter 2, Launching an EC2 Instance, we covered the process of launching EC2 instances. In this chapter, we will cover how to connect to them.

The topics that we will cover are as follows:

  • Key pairs
  • Logging in to Linux instances
  • Adding Linux users
  • Logging in to Windows instances

Key pairs consist of a public key and a private key, and are used to securely connect to your instances. The process is different for Linux and Windows instances. We will discuss ways to generate the keys, and then use them to log in to your instances.