Creating an EC2 instance

Now, since we have the basic information about EC2, its pricing model, and AMIs, let's understand how to create an EC2 instance using the AWS console.

The following steps describe the process of creating an EC2 instance:

  1. Log in to the AWS console using valid credentials and go to the EC2 dashboard.
  2. Click on the Launch Instance command button.
  3. Select the appropriate AMI based on the OS, root device type, and virtualization type. The screen which displays a number of AMIs to choose from is shown in Figure 5.5. By default, you can see a number of AMIs in Quick Start. If required, you can select My AMIs, which contains all the custom AMIs created in a user's account. If you select AWS Marketplace from the left menu, ...

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