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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)

Creating a VPC demo

In the previous section, we learned about the difference between classic EC2s and EC2s in a VPC. In this section, we will demonstrate two methods to create your own VPC. The first method will be using the VPC Wizard, which can give us a VPC with private subnets, and even an NAT instance.

We can create an Amazon VPC in two ways:

  1. A VPC the with Wizard:
    • Single Public Subnet
    • Public and Private Subnets
    • Public and Private Subnets and Hardware VPN Access
    • Private Subnet Only and Hardware VPN Access
  2. A custom VPC without using the Wizard

Create VPC using Wizard

Creating a VPC using Wizard is the easiest way to create VPC.

Click on Services | Go to Networking & Content Delivery section | Click on VPC | Click on Start VPC Wizard on VPC Dashboard. To create a new VPC, click on Launch VPC Wizard:

There are four possible options. The first one is a very basic VPC, with a single public subnet:

The second one, is a VPC with a public instance, containing an NAT instance or NAT gateway, and a...