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Designing AWS Environments

Book Description

Design and create robust and resilient distributed solutions with AWS

Key Features

  • Design and secure virtual private network environments on the AWS cloud
  • Deploy appropriate instance types and sizes based on performance and cost requirements
  • Gain proficiency and confidence when designing virtual cloud environments

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Establish how to launch EC2 instances and log in
  • Work with Linux and Windows instances
  • Understand Amazon VPC networking creation with and without a wizard
  • Design, create, and secure a Virtual Private Cloud
  • Autoscale instances based on the increase and decrease in traffic
  • Deploy applications in a highly available and fault-tolerant manner
  • Load balance the requests with Elastic Load Balancing
  • Make your applications highly available through load balancing, multi-AZ deployments, and auto scaling

Who this book is for

This book is for new and aspiring individuals who are preparing or gearing up for a solutions architect role. You'll also find this useful if you're an IT professional such as beginners, cloud architects, and cloud solution providers, or DevOps engineer who is preparing to design and deploy large solutions on AWS. No experience with AWS is required.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright and Credits
    1. Designing AWS Environments
  3. Packt Upsell
    1. Why subscribe?
    2. Packt.com
  4. Contributors
    1. About the authors
    2. About the reviewer
    3. Packt is searching for authors like you
  5. Preface
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book covers
    3. To get the most out of this book
      1. Download the color images
      2. Conventions used
    4. Get in touch
      1. Reviews
  6. Installation and Setup
    1. Opening an AWS account
    2. The AWS Management Console
    3. Summary
  7. Launching an EC2 Instance
    1. EC2 instance types
      1. General purpose instance
        1. T3s – burstable general-purpose instance type
        2. T2s – burstable general-purpose instance type
        3. M5 
        4. M4
      2. Compute optimized
        1. C5
        2. C4
      3. Memory-optimized
        1. X1e
        2. X1
        3. R5
        4. R4
        5. z1d
      4. Accelerated computing – general purpose GPU instances
        1. P3
        2. P2
        3. G3
        4. F1
      5. Storage-optimized instance types
        1. H1
        2. I3
        3. D2
    2. Launching the instance
    3. EC2 storage options
      1. Instance storage
      2. Elastic block storage
        1. General purpose SSD
        2. Provisioned IOPS SSD
        3. Throughput optimized HDD
    4. Security groups
    5. AMIs
      1. Quick start
      2. Community AMIs
      3. AWS marketplace
      4. My AMIs
    6. Summary
  8. Logging in to EC2 Instances
    1. Key pairs
    2. Logging in to Linux instances
    3. Logging in to Windows instances
    4. Summary
  9. Networking on AWS
    1. CIDR
      1. IPv4
      2. Valid private IP address ranges
      3. EC2 IP addressing
        1. Private IP addresses
        2. Public IP addresses
        3. Elastic IP addresses
        4. Elastic network interface (ENI)
    2. Subnets and route tables
      1. What are subnets?
      2. Route tables
      3. Difference between public and private subnets
      4. NAT instance
    3. Summary
  10. Creating a VPC
    1. Getting started with VPCs
      1. Classic EC2s
      2. EC2s in a VPC
      3. The default VPC
    2. Creating a VPC demo
      1. Create VPC using Wizard
    3. Connecting to a VPC
      1. Internet gateway
      2. Software VPN
      3. Virtual gateway
      4. Direct connect
      5. VPC peering
    4. Securing your VPC
      1. NACLs
      2. Bastion instances
    5. Highly available architectures
      1. Availability zones
      2. Elastic load balancer
      3. Load balancing stateful applications
      4. Auto scaling
    6. Summary
  11. Other Books You May Enjoy
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