Building an EC2 instance in AWS

Now, let's tie this all together and look at the process of building an EC2 instance:

  1. First, we'll navigate to the EC2 Dashboard and click on the blue Launch Instance button:

This opens the launch instance dialogue where we can search for and choose an AMI representing an operating system. From the quick start menu, we can select My AMIs, the AWS Marketplace, and the Community AMIs. For the sake of this demonstration, we'll run an Amazon Linux AMI:

  1. Next, we can choose an instance type. We will select t2.micro ...

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