AWS for System Administrators: Build, automate, and manage your infrastructure on the most popular cloud platform - AWS
Take your AWS skills to the next level by learning infrastructure automation techniques using CloudFormation, Terraform, and Boto3
- Explore AWS automation using CloudFormation, Terraform, and Boto3
- Leverage AWS to make your infrastructure flexible and highly available
- Discover various AWS features for building a secure and reliable environment to host your application
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the most popular and efficient cloud platforms for administering and deploying your applications to make them resilient and robust. AWS for System Administrators will help you to learn several advanced cloud administration concepts for deploying, managing, and operating highly available systems on AWS.
Starting with the fundamentals of identity and access management (IAM) for securing your environment, this book will gradually take you through AWS networking and monitoring tools. As you make your way through the chapters, you'll get to grips with VPC, EC2, load balancer, Auto Scaling, RDS database, and data management. The book will also show you how to initiate AWS automated backups and store and keep track of log files. Later, you'll work with AWS APIs and understand how to use them along with CloudFormation, Python Boto3 Script, and Terraform to automate infrastructure.
By the end of this AWS book, you'll be ready to build your two-tier startup with all the necessary infrastructure, monitoring, and logging components in place.
What you will learn
- Adopt a security-first approach by giving users minimum access using IAM policies
- Build your first Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance using the AWS CLI, Boto3, and Terraform
- Set up your datacenter in AWS Cloud using VPC
- Scale your application based on demand using Auto Scaling
- Monitor services using CloudWatch and SNS
- Work with centralized logs for analysis (CloudWatch Logs)
- Back up your data using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Data Lifecycle Manager, and AWS Backup
Who this book is for
This Amazon Web Services book is for system administrators and solution architects who want to build highly available and flexible AWS Cloud platforms for their applications. Software engineers and programmers looking to deploy their applications to AWS Cloud will also find this book useful. Basic knowledge of Linux and AWS is necessary to get started.
Prashant Lakhera (lakhera2015 on Twitter) is an X-RHCA (Red Hat Certified Architect) and a seasoned Linux and open source specialist with over 15 years of enterprise open source experience.
Having a positive impact on the world is important to him, which is why he shares his knowledge with others through his website, blog posts, and YouTube channel, which also helps him to dig deep into topics and build on his expertise.
Table of Contents
- Setting Up the AWS Environment
- Protecting Your AWS Account Using IAM
- Creating a Data Center in the Cloud Using VPC
- Scalable Compute Capacity in the Cloud via EC2
- Increasing an Application's Fault Tolerance with Elastic Load Balancing
- Increasing Application Performance using AWS Auto Scaling
- Creating a Relational Database in the Cloud using AWS Relational Database Service (RDS)
- Monitoring AWS Services Using CloudWatch and SNS
- Centralizing Logs for Analysis
- Centralizing Cloud Backup Solution
- AWS Disaster Recovery Solutions
- AWS Tips and Tricks