The hands-on lab is part of this learning path
Solutions Architect – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS - Feb 2018
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In this Lab, you will learn how EC2 spot instances can be used in AWS. You will see that spot instances can be used in much the same way as regular, on-demand instances except with a different pricing model built around them allowing you to save a substantial amount. You set a maximum price that you are willing to pay for an instance, and if the spot market price rises to your maximum, your instance is subject to termination. Despite this complication, you will see that there are easy ways to manage this situation.
You should be familiar with:
- Creating on-demand Amazon EC2 instances
- Using EBS volumes with your instances
- Working with autoscaling groups at a basic level
Upon completion of this Lab, you will be able to:
- Create EC2 instances by placing spot requests
- Handle instance interruptions
- Auto-scale a spot fleet
- Get advice from Spot Bid Advisor
Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:
After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:
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About the Author
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.