Architecting on AWS: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Overview

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Overview

Elastic Compute Cloud, or EC2 is the virtual machine engine for Amazon Web Services. EC2 enables you to run instances of Linux or Windows VMs and spin them up or down with a few clicks. Elastic Block Store provides the raw block level storage for EC2 instances, or for IOPS intensive workloads, such and databases. This course covers an overview of EC2 including the marketplace, and common tasks, such as spinning VMs up or down. It goes on to cover EBS and the roles it can fulfil, and how to monitor an EC2 cloud using CloudWatch. This course is one of a series that cover the objectives for Amazon certification exam AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate.

Target Audience

Individuals who perform a Solutions Architect role using the Amazon AWS cloud.

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

EC2 Components

  • describe components relating to the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

EC2 Concepts

  • describe the architecture and concepts of Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating a VPC

  • create a Virtual Private Cloud on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating a Linux EC2 Instance

  • create a Linux instance on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

AWS Marketplace

  • use the AWS Marketplace to find system images

 

Creating a Windows EC2 Instance

  • create a Windows instance on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Connecting to an EC2 Instance

  • connect to a Windows and a Linux instance on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

EC2 Security Groups Overview

  • describe the use of security groups on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating and Deleting an EC2 Security Group

  • create and delete a security group on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Adding Rules to an EC2 Security Group

  • add rules to a security group on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Configuring EC2 Security Groups for VPC

  • configure a security group on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform for Virtual Private Cloud

 

Elastic Block Store Overview

  • describe the Elastic Block Store service on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating EBS Volumes

  • create an Elastic Block Store volume on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating EC2 Snapshots

  • create a snapshot on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

EC2 Amazon Machine Images

  • describe Amazon Machine Images and how they are used on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating an AMI in EC2

  • create an Amazon Machine Image on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Importing and Exporting an AMI in EC2

  • import and export an Amazon Machine Image on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

EBS RAID Configuration Options

  • describe options for configuring RAID arrays on Elastic Block Store on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating an EBS RAID Array on Linux

  • create a Linux RAID array on Elastic Block Store on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Creating an EBS RAID Array on Windows

  • create a Windows RAID array on Elastic Block Store on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Configuring EC2 Load Balancers

  • configure a load balancer on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Performing EC2 Health Checks

  • perform health checks on the Elastic Compute Cloud platform

 

Monitoring EC2 Instances with CloudWatch

  • monitor Elastic Compute Cloud instances using CloudWatch

 

Exercise: Working with Elastic Compute Cloud

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