AWS Cloud Management Tools

Intermediate

LP Box Courses 6 Video Courses
LP Box quiz 5 Quiz sessions
LP Box Lab 5 Hands-on Labs
Duration 13h 18m
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Certificate 16218 students

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
  • AWS Trusted Advisor

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. 

AWS Trusted Advisor: Trusted Advisor is an AWS Management tool which assists with cost reduction, performance optimization, and security improvements. 

 

Instructors:

Michael Bryant:

  • Amazon Web Services CloudWatch

Antonio Angelino: 

  • How to Use CloudFormation for AWS Automation

Andrew Templeton: 

  • Advanced Use of AWS CloudFormation

Stuart Scott:

  • AWS CloudTrail: An Introduction
  • AWS Config: An Introduction

Richard Augenti:

  • Amazon Web Services Trusted Advisor

 

 

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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 Services Cloudwatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances. You can also create custom ...

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Lab Overview In this lab you will explore CloudWatch, a monitoring service provided by AWS. CloudWatch makes it possible to monitor nearly anything, inside or outside AWS. Common usage is to monitor EC2 instances for CPU and memory utilization, ephemeral or EBS volume disk usage and throughput, as well as network statistics. CloudWatch also enables you to configure alarms, so that when thresholds ...

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Monitor AWS infrastructure and services with CloudTrail and CloudWatch   Lab Overview AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables you to log, monitor and capture API related events across your AWS infrastructure and most AWS services. Events that CloudTrail captures get delivered to an S3 bucket, and are also available for viewing from the CloudTrail console. CloudTrail captures create, modify and ...

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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 for the environment that you are using (like production, staging, development, etc.), to keep them updated and to remove or swap components ...

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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 developers. In this course, we explore some of the most advanced CloudFormation skills AWS engineers can learn.In addition to normal ...

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Create your first cloud infrastructure using Amazon CloudFormation Amazon CloudFormation is a popular way to make interacting with AWS repeatable. It lets you create complex infrastructure with easy-to-understand JSON specifications. CloudFormation permits you to specify in JSON all of the AWS resources that make up your infrastructure and CloudFormation handles creating and connecting them ...

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While many companies practice code deployment automation for business logic and applications, far fewer practice full-stack deployment automation no matter if they are running on AWS, another cloud provider, or other infrastructure. Most businesses recognize that the automation of code deployment offers major operational benefits and time savings. This Lab provides a complete walkthrough for the ...

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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 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 ...

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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 within your infrastructure looks like, for example: • Understanding what resources you have • Having an awareness of the status of resource ...

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Lab Overview AWS Config is a powerful tool in your security and governance toolkit. AWS Config can record and track changes to the configuration of many types of resources in AWS. Config Rules can be used to monitor compliance with your security and governance policies. You can leverage AWS Config managed rules to quickly get started with compliance checking of common policies. You are also able ...

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About This Course: Trusted Advisor is an AWS support tool which assists with cost reduction, performance optimization, and security improvements. Trusted Advisor provides recommendations which are based on historical criteria from hundreds of thousands of servers throughout AWS infrastructure. This course will provide a good foundation to assist you with utilizing Trusted Advisor as a tool to ...

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