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Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services: DevOps for the AWS Cloud by Brian Beach

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CHAPTER 2

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Getting Started

In the previous chapter, we described cloud computing and then discussed the benefits of scripting your AWS configuration. Before we get started writing these scripts, we need to create an AWS account and prepare our PowerShell environment.

We will begin by creating a new AWS account and credentials for PowerShell. Then we will install the AWS Toolkit and configure a few default values. Although this might not be the most exciting chapter, it is an important one because the examples in the rest of the book assume that you have followed the steps in this chapter.

Creating an AWS Account

If you don’t already have an Amazon ...

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