Create your first Amazon ElastiCache Cluster
Learn how to create and manage a Memcached cluster using Amazon ElastiCache
ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale a distributed in-memory cache environment in the cloud. You can choose from Memcached or Redis protocol-compliant cache engine software, and let ElastiCache perform software upgrades and patch management for you automatically.
Existing applications that use Memcached or Redis can use ElastiCache with almost no modification and, thanks to the ElastiCache Auto Discovery feature, they will identify all of the cluster nodes and connect to them, rather than having to maintain a list of available hostnames and port numbers.
This Lab experience will guide you during the creation, and the scale-up and down operations, of your first Elasticache cluster.
December 15th, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
May 23rd, 2022 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
March 30th, 2022 - Updated permissions for metric visualization
January 6th, 2022 - Updated command for downloading demonstration PHP client script
December 22nd, 2021 - Updated instructions to utilize EC2 instance connect
May 19th, 2021 - Updated all instructions and screenshots
February 24th, 2020 - Simplified the instructions for downloading the ElastiCache PHP client onto the EC2 instance by avoiding SCP
February 9th, 2020 - Resolved an issue causing the first check to erroneously fail in some cases
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
July 19th, 2018 - Updated screenshots to match the new ElastiCache experience and added comments related to ElastiCache and Amazon Linux 2
May 14th, 2018 - Updated improved instruction clarity for connecting to the EC2 instance
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Antonio has also been using and designing cloud infrastructures for five years, using both public and private cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, Openstack and Vmware vSphere).
During his past working experiences, he designed and managed large web clusters, also developing a service orchestrator for providing automatic scaling, self-healing and a Disaster Recovery Strategy.
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