Create Your First Amazon EC2 Instance (Linux)
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How to launch, configure, and access a Linux virtual machine using AWS
Amazon EC2 is the most famous AWS service and allows you to launch different types of cloud instances and pay for them with a pay-per-use approach. EC2 provides you with complete control of your computing resources and lets you run on Amazon’s computing environment. Amazon EC2 reduces the time required to obtain and boot new server instances to minutes. This allows you to quickly scale capacity, both up and down, as your computing requirements change. Amazon EC2 allows you to build and configure your instances as you like, from your operating system to your applications.
By completing this hands-on lab, you will be able to launch and configure your first Amazon EC2 instance using the AWS Management Console.
Have a look at what you will learn
Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console
Your first step to start the laboratory experience
Create an EC2 instance
Launch a new EC2 instance using the management console wizard.
Convert a PEM key to a PPK key
Learn how to generate a PPK (PuTTY key) using the AWS PEM key
Connect to a remote shell using an SSH connection
How to use a remote Linux shell from Windows, Linux or Mac
Get the EC2 instance metadata
How to get the EC2 instance ID and other useful metadata
Terminate an EC2 instance
How to destroy an EC2 instance