Auto Scaling Solutions Course

Auto-scaling properties are one of the most helpful features of AWS, and this course describes how to utilize them.

51 minutes

Course description

AWS has the capability to grow or shrink the number of servers. In this course, you will learn how to utilize auto-scaling, determine which instances to terminate, apply load balancing concepts and implement Elastic Load Balancing to enhance performance and fault tolerance.


Elastic load balancing (ELB)

Video - 00:10:00

What can you use to implement multiple servers to enhance performance or fault tolerance? In AWS, you can use Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), which is introduced in this episode.
Load balancer concepts

Video - 00:08:00

Before you can consider the AWS features that assist in implementing load balancing, you must understand general load balancer concepts. This is particularly true for a design architect. In this episode, you will explore the load balancer concepts applicable to practically any solution.
Launch methods

Video - 00:04:00

Several launch methods are available for the use of auto scaling. This episode explores the various methods available to you so that you can select the right method for your design.
Auto-scaling configuration lab

Video - 00:13:00

Beyond understanding what auto-scaling does, it is essential to see how it is configured and managed so that you can design for it. This episode takes you into a configuration lab for auto-scaling so you can learn this important information.
Termination policies

Video - 00:07:00

How do you decide which instance should be stopped when scaling in or down? The answer in AWS is termination policies and they are covered here.
Auto-scaling groups

Video - 00:04:00

Auto-scaling works against collections of instances that can be scaled together. This episode explores the concept of auto-scaling groups and how they fit into any implementation or design.
Auto-scaling overview

Video - 00:06:00

When you want to dynamically grow or shrink a set of servers in AWS, you need to understand auto-scaling. This episode provides an introductory overview to the auto-scaling capabilities of AWS.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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