AWS Administration Cookbook

Build, automate, and manage your AWS-based cloud environments
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AWS Administration Cookbook

Rowan Udell, Lucas Chan

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Book Details

ISBN 139781787127630
Paperback394 pages

Book Description

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). Implementing these services to efficiently administer your cloud environments is a core task.

This book will help you build and administer your cloud environment with AWS. We’ll begin with the AWS fundamentals, and you’ll build the foundation for the recipes you’ll work on throughout the book. Next, you will find out how to manage multiple accounts and set up consolidated billing. You will then learn to set up reliable and fast hosting for static websites, share data between running instances, and back up your data for compliance.

Moving on, you will find out how to use the compute service to enable consistent and fast instance provisioning, and will see how to provision storage volumes and autoscale an application server. Next, you’ll discover how to effectively use the networking and database service of AWS. You will also learn about the different management tools of AWS along with securing your AWS cloud. Finally, you will learn to estimate the costs for your cloud.

By the end of the book, you will be able to easily administer your AWS cloud.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: AWS Fundamentals
Introduction
Infrastructure as Code
CloudFormation
The command-line interface tool
Chapter 2: Managing AWS Accounts
Introduction
Setting up a master account
Creating a member account
Inviting an account
Managing your accounts
Adding a service control policy
Chapter 3: Storage and Content Delivery
Introduction
Storage
Hosting a static website
Caching a website
Working with network storage
Backing up data for compliance
Chapter 4: Using AWS Compute
Introduction
Creating a key pair
Launching an instance
Attaching storage
Securely accessing private instances
Auto scaling an application server
Creating machine images
Creating security groups
Creating a load balancer
Chapter 5: Management Tools
Introduction
Auditing your AWS account
Recommendations with Trusted Advisor
Creating e-mail alarms
Publishing custom metrics in CloudWatch
Creating monitoring dashboards
Creating a budget
Feeding log files into CloudWatch logs
Chapter 6: Database Services
Introduction
Creating a database with automatic failover
Creating a NAT gateway
Creating a database read-replica
Promoting a read-replica to master
Creating a one-time database backup
Restoring a database from a snapshot
Migrating a database
Calculating DyanmoDB performance
Chapter 7: Networking
Introduction
Building a secure network
Creating a NAT gateway
Canary deployment via DNS
Hosting a domain
Routing based on location with failover
Network logging and troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Security and Identity
Introduction
Federating with your AWS account
Creating SSL certificates
Active Directory as a service
Creating users
Creating instance roles
Cross-account user roles
Storing secrets
Chapter 9: Estimating Costs
Introduction
Calculating costs
Estimating CloudFormation template costs
Purchasing reserved instances
Estimating total cost of ownership

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the best practices to achieve an automated repeatable infrastructure in AWS
  • Bring down your IT costs by managing AWS successfully and deliver high availability, fault tolerance, and scalability
  • Make any website faster with static and dynamic caching
  • Create monitoring and alerting dashboards using CloudWatch
  • Migrate a database to AWS
  • Set up consolidated billing to achieve simple and effective cost management with accounts
  • Host a domain and find out how you can automate health checks

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: AWS Fundamentals
Introduction
Infrastructure as Code
CloudFormation
The command-line interface tool
Chapter 2: Managing AWS Accounts
Introduction
Setting up a master account
Creating a member account
Inviting an account
Managing your accounts
Adding a service control policy
Chapter 3: Storage and Content Delivery
Introduction
Storage
Hosting a static website
Caching a website
Working with network storage
Backing up data for compliance
Chapter 4: Using AWS Compute
Introduction
Creating a key pair
Launching an instance
Attaching storage
Securely accessing private instances
Auto scaling an application server
Creating machine images
Creating security groups
Creating a load balancer
Chapter 5: Management Tools
Introduction
Auditing your AWS account
Recommendations with Trusted Advisor
Creating e-mail alarms
Publishing custom metrics in CloudWatch
Creating monitoring dashboards
Creating a budget
Feeding log files into CloudWatch logs
Chapter 6: Database Services
Introduction
Creating a database with automatic failover
Creating a NAT gateway
Creating a database read-replica
Promoting a read-replica to master
Creating a one-time database backup
Restoring a database from a snapshot
Migrating a database
Calculating DyanmoDB performance
Chapter 7: Networking
Introduction
Building a secure network
Creating a NAT gateway
Canary deployment via DNS
Hosting a domain
Routing based on location with failover
Network logging and troubleshooting
Chapter 8: Security and Identity
Introduction
Federating with your AWS account
Creating SSL certificates
Active Directory as a service
Creating users
Creating instance roles
Cross-account user roles
Storing secrets
Chapter 9: Estimating Costs
Introduction
Calculating costs
Estimating CloudFormation template costs
Purchasing reserved instances
Estimating total cost of ownership

Book Details

ISBN 139781787127630
Paperback394 pages
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