Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console

Lab Steps

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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
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Creating a VPC
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Creating a VPC Internet Gateway
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Creating a Public Subnet
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Creating a Bastion Host
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Creating a Private Subnet
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Creating a Network ACL for a Private Subnet
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Adding Rules to a Private Network ACL
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Launching an EC2 Instance on a Private Subnet
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Launching a Network Address Translation (NAT) instance
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Testing access of Private Subnet Instances
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Highlights of Securing your VPC
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Here you can find the instructions for this specific Lab Step.

If you are ready for a real environment experience please start the Lab. Keep in mind that you'll need to start from the first step.

Introduction

This lab experience involves Amazon Web Services (AWS), and you will use the AWS Management Console to complete all the lab Steps. Please note that you will have a space storage limit of 100GB for this lab, which will be more than sufficient to complete it.

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The AWS Management Console is a web control panel for managing all your AWS resources, from EC2 instances to SNS topics. The console enables cloud management for all aspects of the AWS account, including managing security credentials, and even setting up new IAM Users.

 

Instructions

1. To start the lab experience, open the Amazon Console by clicking this button: 

 

2. Enter the following credentials created just for your lab session, and click Sign In:

  • Account ID or alias: Keep the pre-populated value
  • IAM user name
  • Password:

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3. Select the US West (Oregon) region using the upper-right drop-down menu on the AWS Management Console:

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Amazon Web Services is available in different regions all over the world, and the console lets you provision resources across multiple regions. You usually choose a region that best suits your business needs to optimize your customer’s experience, but you must use the  for this Lab.

 

Recommendation: For an optimal lab experience, ensure that you are using a supported browser when accessing the AWS Management Console. For example, an up-to-date version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.