Virtual Private Cloud


  • Network Address Translation (NAT) Video — 00:10:37
    • When you want devices with a private IP address to communicate across the Internet, you will need a Network Address Translation device or server. This episode introduces the concept of NAT in AWS.

  • Creating a VPC Peering Connection Video — 00:09:12
    • After gaining an understanding of the VPC peering concept, you can explore the process of creating a VPC peer. This episode provides an overview of the VPC peer creation process.

  • Endpoints Video — 00:07:09
    • What if you want services to access other services indirectly? You can use endpoints. Unlike the traditional use of the term in networking, AWS uses the term endpoint to refer to something different. This episode explains how AWS uses the term.

  • Elastic IP Addresses (EIPs) Video — 00:06:41
    • With default configurations, AWS instances use private IP addresses that are not routable on the Internet. What do you do if you need a public address that works directly on the Internet without a NAT device? This episode answers the question by introducing Elastic IP addresses.

  • Creating a VPC Lab Video — 00:10:56
    • With an understanding of the AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you can begin creating them. This episode shows you how to create and use a VPC.

  • Gateways (VPGs and CGWs) Video — 00:08:07
    • Do you want to connect your local network into AWS in a seemingly permanent way that is also secure? If so, you need to understand VPGs and CGWs, the topic of this episode.

  • Security Groups Overview Video — 00:06:37
    • If you have worked around networking for just a little while, you’ve probably heard of groups or security groups. AWS offers security groups, but they are different from the traditional concept and this episode explains how.

  • VPC Peering Video — 00:07:52
    • When you have more than one VPC, you may want them connected to one another so instances in one can talk to instances in another and vice versa. This episode explains how this is done with VPC peering.

  • Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs) Video — 00:04:56
    • Virtual servers need virtual network interfaces. In AWS these interfaces are called Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs). This episode introduces the concept and use of ENIs.

  • Configuring DHCP Options Lab Video — 00:04:28
    • You can configure some DHCP options for the devices that participate in your VPC. This episode shows you how to configure these options.

  • Virtual Private Cloud Overview Video — 00:09:58
    • An organization can run their own cloud solutions internally and this is called a private cloud. AWS provides the same concept in their cloud and they call it the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). This episode introduces the VPC concept.


Course description

It’s time to look at the Virtual Private Cloud, or VPC. In this course, you’ll take a closer look at creating a VPC, configuring DHCP options, Elastic Network Interfaces (ENIs), endpoints and VPC peering, among other things. You’ll also get a chance to dig deeper into security groups, gateways and Network Address Translation (NAT).

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