Auto Scaling Solutions

Explore the options for dynamically growing or shrinking a set of servers in AWS.

7 videos  //  52 minutes of training

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Course description

Start with an overview of the auto scaling capabilities of AWS and move on to practicing auto scaling configuration in a follow-along lab. The course also covers termination policies, launch methods and load balancer concepts.

Course syllabus

Auto Scaling OverviewDuration: 6:03

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.

Auto Scaling GroupsDuration: 4:08

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.

Termination PoliciesDuration: 6:47

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 Configuration LabDuration: 12:35

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.

Launch MethodsDuration: 4:14

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.

Load Balancer ConceptsDuration: 8:15

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.

Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)Duration: 9:40

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.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter

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Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry. Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

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