This learning path is designed to introduce you to the different AWS Cloud Management Tools available that can help you optimize, control and manage your AWS infrastructure. As your infrastructure grows within AWS and your environment scales over time, it's important to have an understanding of the different AWS Cloud management tools that AWS offers to help you operate your infrastructure efficiently and effectively.
The different services covered within this learning path are as follows:
- Amazon CloudWatch
- AWS CloudFormation
- AWS CloudTrail
- AWS Config
Throughout the different courses, labs and quizzes, you will understand:
- What each service is designed to provide
- How the service works
- How to configure the service
- How to implement the services within your own AWS environment
Amazon CloudWatch: CloudWatch is a monitoring service for cloud resources in the applications you run on Amazon Web Services. CloudWatch can collect metrics, set and manage alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources.
AWS CloudFormation: AWS CloudFormation allows you to easily create sets of cloud resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, CloudFront distributions, RDS database instances and other services by just writing a template file.
AWS CloudTrail: Whenever an API request is made within your environment AWS CloudTrail can track that request with a host of metadata and record it in a Log which is then sent to AWS S3 for storage allowing you to view historical data of your API calls.
AWS Config: AWS Config allows you to have visibility of your entire AWS infrastructure from a configuration perspective. It can act as a resource inventory, compliance checker and manage configuration changes of your resources.
- Amazon Web Services CloudWatch
- How to Use CloudFormation for AWS Automation
- Advanced Use of AWS CloudFormation
- AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
- AWS Config: An Introduction
- April 6, 2018 - Added Learning Path Exam
Learning Path Steps
Course Description: CloudWatch is a monitoring service for cloud resources in the applications you run on Amazon Web Services. CloudWatch can collect metrics, set and manage alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Amazon Web Servi...
CloudWatch is a monitoring service that AWS provides. You can use it to monitor AWS resources or custom resources, inside or outside AWS.
Learn how to configure and use AWS CloudTrail and CloudWatch in cooperation with each other to monitor AWS infrastructure and services. Whenever an Instance is stopped or terminated and alarm will trigger (using AWS SNS) and deliver an email notification to...
Modern IT infrastructures can be quite complex and are usually built from many distinct components: computing instances, load balancers, storage volumes, CDNs, caching nodes, one or more database clusters, etc. You need to setup each component specifically ...
As AWS-based cloud environments grow in complexity, DevOps Professionals need to adopt more powerful tools and techniques to manage complex deployments. In the AWS ecosystem, CloudFormation is the most powerful and sophisticated automation tool available to...
A CloudFormation stack can manage DynamoDB tables, Elastic IP's, EC2 instances, Virtual Private Cloud networks and security groups, Route53 zones and records, IAM users, CloudWatch logs and alarms, S3 buckets, and much more. In this lab you'll use CloudForm...
Scalable DevOps: Using CloudFormation for Whole VPC Stacks
Any information that helps to secure your Cloud infrastructure is of significant use to security engineers and architects, with AWS CloudTrail you have the ability to capture all AWS API calls made by users and/or services. Whenever an API request is made ...
With the ever-changing nature of Cloud Computing in AWS, through the use of Auto Scaling, and self-healing architecture mechanisms, having visibility and awareness of your AWS resources is invaluable. It can be difficult to understand what your resources wi...
Compliance check using AWS Config Rules: See how AWS Config can enhance your security and compliance with AWS managed rules and custom rules with AWS Lambda
AWS Config Intermediate
Exam: Cloud Management Tools on AWS
About the Author
Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.
To date Stuart has created over 40 courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance
He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.
In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.
Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.