Compute Services Management

Explore the ins and outs of the ongoing EC2 instance management.


  • Instance Management Video — 00:09:31
    • In the preceding course, you explored the basics of creating and configuring EC2 instances. In this first episode of Chapter 6, you will begin to explore the ongoing management of EC2 instances.

  • Connecting to Instances Lab Video — 00:08:41
    • In addition to managing the instance properties in AWS itself, you will need to know how to remotely connect to the instance guest operating system to manage it. This episode explains how to make these remote connections.

  • Working with Security Groups Video — 00:10:06
    • You might wonder how you can control who has access to the EC2 instances you implement. One method is with the use of security groups and this episode introduces the concept.

  • Working with Security Groups Lab Video — 00:10:14
    • To assist you in understanding security groups, this episode will demonstrate their creation and use.

  • Advanced EC2 Management Video — 00:05:52
    • AWS has come out with more EC2 management options, including resource optimization in AWS Cost Management, Host Recovery for EC2 instances, and traffic monitoring.

  • AWS Batch Video — 00:05:55
    • Where can you turn to automatically run those slick scripts you’ve created for your AWS environment? Look no further than AWS Batch.

  • Elastic Container Service (ECS) Video — 00:08:33
    • At times, you might want to run some code in AWS without having to launch, configure, upgrade, and manage entire EC2 instances. You may be able to do this with the Elastic Container Service and this episode explains how.

  • Elastic Beanstalk Environment Video — 00:11:16
    • If you would like to have an expert AWS administrator available to you at any time, consider the Elastic beanstalk service. It’s not a real administrator, but it’s as close as it gets within AWS and it can launch and mage EC2 instances for you.


Course description

Now that you know how to launch and configure EC2 instances, it’s time to learn the basics of managing them effectively. This course explains and lets you practice remotely connecting to instances, working with security groups, and discusses advance EC2 management options, including recourse optimization, traffic monitoring, and more.

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