AWS

 

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a bundled remote computing service that provides cloud computing infrastructure over the Internet with storage, bandwidth and customized support for application programming interfaces (API).

Launched in 2006, AWS is provided by cloud solution concept pioneer Amazon Inc. Amazon’s internal IT resource management built AWS, which expanded and grew into an innovative and cost-effective cloud solution provider.

Amazon launched AWS during cloud computing’s early transitional phase. Prior to the launch, Amazon rebuilt its infrastructure to consolidate server power and storage after realizing their host servers were approximately 50 percent below capacity. AWS resides on the same infrastructure as the host of Amazon’s other Web properties, such as Webstore.

Amazon packages AWS with scalable and virtually unlimited computing, storage and bandwidth resources. AWS uses the subscription pricing model of pay-as-you-go or pay-for-what-you-use.

AWS Fundamentals

  • Introduction
  • Creating an account
  • Regions and Availability Zones
  • The AWS web console
  • CloudFormation templates
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Visibility
  • Consistency
  • Troubleshooting
  • Scale
  • Costs
  • DevOps
  • Server configuration
  • IaC on AWS
  • CloudFormation
  • What is CloudFormation?
  • Why is CloudFormation important?
  • The layer cake
  • CloudFormation templates
  • YAML versus JSON
  • A closer look at CloudFormation templates
  • Parameters
  • Resources
  • Outputs
  • Mappings
  • Dependencies and ordering
  • Functions
  • Fn::Join
  • Fn::Sub
  • Conditionals
  • Permissions and service roles
  • Custom resources
  • Cross-stack references
  • Updating resources
  • Change sets
  • Other things to know
  • Name collisions
  • Rollback
  • Limits
  • Circular dependencies
  • DSLs and generators
  • Credentials
  • Stack policies
  • The command-line interface tool
  • Installation
  • Upgrade
  • Configuration
  • Default profile
  • Named profiles
  • Environment variables
  • Instance roles
  • Usage
  • Commands
  • Subcommands
  • Options
  • Output
  • JSON
  • Table
  • Text
  • Querying
  • Generate CLI skeleton
  • Input
  • Output
  • Pagination
  • Autocomplete
  • Related tools
  • jq

Managing AWS Accounts

  • Introduction
  • Setting up a master account
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Using the CLI
  • See also
  • Creating a member account
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Accessing the member account
  • Service control policies
  • Root credentials
  • Deleting accounts
  • See also
  • Inviting an account
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Removing accounts
  • Consolidated billing
  • See also
  • Managing your accounts
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • Getting the root ID for your organization
  • Creating an OU
  • Getting the ID of an OU
  • Adding an account to an OU
  • Removing an account from an OU
  • Deleting an OU
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Adding a service control policy
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also

Storage and Content Delivery

  • Introduction
  • Storage
  • Elastic Block Store
  • Elastic File System
  • Simple Storage Service
  • Glacier
  • Content delivery
  • Hosting a static website
  • How to do it
  • Creating S3 buckets and hosting content
  • Creating a hosted zone
  • Creating DNS records
  • Uploading website content
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Delegating your domain to AWS
  • Cross-origin resource sharing
  • Caching a website
  • Getting ready
  • About dynamic content
  • Configuring CloudFront distributions
  • How to do it
  • Working with network storage
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Backing up data for compliance
  • How to do it
  • How it works

Using AWS Compute

  • Introduction
  • Creating a key pair
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Launching an instance
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Attaching storage
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • See also
  • Securely accessing private instances
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • Configuration
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Auto scaling an application server
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Scaling policies
  • Alarms
  • Creating machine images
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Template
  • Validate the template
  • Build the AMI
  • There’s more
  • Debugging
  • Orphaned resources
  • Deregistering AMIs
  • Other platforms
  • Creating security groups
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • There’s more
  • Differences from traditional firewalls
  • Creating a load balancer
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • HTTPS/SSL
  • Path-based routing

Management Tools

  • Introduction
  • Auditing your AWS account
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Recommendations with Trusted Advisor
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Creating e-mail alarms
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Existing topics
  • Other subscriptions
  • See also
  • Publishing custom metrics in CloudWatch
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Cron
  • Auto scaling
  • Backfilling
  • See also
  • Creating monitoring dashboards
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • There’s more
  • Widget types
  • See also
  • Creating a budget
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Feeding log files into CloudWatch logs
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more

Database Services

  • Introduction
  • Creating a database with automatic failover
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Creating a NAT gateway
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • See also
  • Creating a database read-replica
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Promoting a read-replica to master
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • Creating a one-time database backup
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • Restoring a database from a snapshot
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • There’s more
  • Migrating a database
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Database engines
  • Ongoing replication
  • Multi-AZ
  • Calculating DyanmoDB performance
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Burst capacity
  • Metrics
  • Eventually consistent reads

Networking

  • Introduction
  • Building a secure network
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Creating a NAT gateway
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • See also
  • Canary deployment via DNS
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Hosting a domain
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Routing based on location with failover
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • Normal operation (geolocation routing)
  • Region A failure
  • Region B failure
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Network logging and troubleshooting
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Log format
  • Updates
  • Omissions

Security and Identity

  • Introduction
  • Federating with your AWS account
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • Active Directory configuration
  • Auth Account policy configuration
  • Auth Account role configuration
  • Simple AD configuration
  • App Account role configuration
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Creating SSL certificates
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • EC2 instances
  • Importing certificates
  • CloudFormation
  • Active Directory as a service
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Creating users
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Creating instance roles
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Cross-account user roles
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • AWS CLI profiles
  • See also
  • Storing secrets
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Key aliases
  • Secret reader role
  • Secret writer role
  • The put-file command
  • Versioning

Estimating Costs

  • Introduction
  • Calculating costs
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • See also
  • Estimating CloudFormation template costs
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • See also
  • Purchasing reserved instances
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • Estimating total cost of ownership
  • Getting ready
  • How to do it
  • How it works
  • There’s more
  • See also
  • Index