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AWS for System Administrators

By : Prashant Lakhera
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AWS for System Administrators

By: Prashant Lakhera

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most popular and efficient cloud platforms for administering and deploying your applications to make them resilient and robust. AWS for System Administrators will help you to learn several advanced cloud administration concepts for deploying, managing, and operating highly available systems on AWS. Starting with the fundamentals of identity and access management (IAM) for securing your environment, this book will gradually take you through AWS networking and monitoring tools. As you make your way through the chapters, you’ll get to grips with VPC, EC2, load balancer, Auto Scaling, RDS database, and data management. The book will also show you how to initiate AWS automated backups and store and keep track of log files. Later, you’ll work with AWS APIs and understand how to use them along with CloudFormation, Python Boto3 Script, and Terraform to automate infrastructure. By the end of this AWS book, you’ll be ready to build your two-tier startup with all the necessary infrastructure, monitoring, and logging components in place.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: AWS Services and Tools
Section 2: Building the Infrastructure
Section 3: Adding Scalability and Elasticity to the Infrastructure
Section 4: The Monitoring, Metrics, and Backup Layers

Section 1: AWS Services and Tools

This part will give you a brief introduction to various Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. After completion of Section 1, you will have skills in AWS services and understand the various ways to manage your AWS infrastructure. Then, we will look at Identity and Access Management (IAM) to fine-grain the user permissions and follow the principle of least privilege. We will then explore some real-world scenarios to solidify the concepts.

The following chapters are included in this section:

  • Chapter 1, Setting Up the AWS Environment
  • Chapter 2, Protecting Your AWS Account Using IAM