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

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CHAPTER 8

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Monitoring and High Availability

This chapter is about architecting your application for high availability. It is also the last chapter on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). We have covered almost all of the PowerShell commands for EC2, but EC2 is only one of many services that AWS offers. In this chapter we will examine a few of the services that you can use in concert with EC2 to build a highly available application. These services include Elastic Load Balancers (ELB), Simple Notification Service (SNS), CloudWatch, Auto Scaling, and Route 53.

We will start by creating a new VPC focused on high availability. This will be a great opportunity ...

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