Compute Services Management

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

8 videos  //  70 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Instance ManagementDuration: 9:30

In the preceding chapter, you explored the basics of creating and configuring EC2 instances. In this episode, you will begin to explore the ongoing management of EC2 instances.

Connecting to Instances LabDuration: 8:40

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 GroupsDuration: 10:05

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 LabDuration: 10:14

To assist you in understanding security groups, this episode will demonstrate their creation and use.

Advanced EC2 ManagementDuration: 5:52

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 BatchDuration: 5:55

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)Duration: 8:32

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 EnvironmentDuration: 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.

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


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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