Ready for the real environment experience?
AWS Trusted Advisor provides a suite of features for you to help proactively monitor your AWS resources and make customized recommendations. The Trusted Advisor service advises you on best practices in four categories: cost optimization, performance, security, and fault tolerance. In this Lab, you will use some of the security and performance checks to implement best practices in AWS.
Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:
- Audit your AWS environment using AWS Trusted Advisor
- Correct security group, IAM, and EBS snapshot security issues
- Mitigate performance issues identified by AWS Trusted Advisor
You should be familiar with the following:
- EC2 basics including volumes and snapshots
- VPC basics including security groups and internet gateways
Before completing the lab instructions the environment will look as follows:
After completing the lab instructions the environment will look as follows:
April 19th, 2022 - Added information regarding functionality of Trusted Advisor checks
January 21st, 2022 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
October 4th, 2021 - Updated all screenshots to match latest user interface
June 3rd, 2020 - Addressed an issue with IAM and refresh checks
July 2nd, 2019 - Refactored part of the provisioning script to improve Lab maintainability
April 15th, 2019 - Improved instructions to make it more clear that EBS snapshot check may not detect the EBS public snapshot because that check runs on its own schedule determined by AWS
February 5th, 2019 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to match the latest AWS Trusted Advisor experience
January 10th, 2019 - Added a validation Lab Step to check the work you perform in the Lab
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.