Automating AWS Operations with the AWS CLI

The AWS cloud is a great platform for nearly any compute workload, but the browser console isn't ideal for serious admin work. That's where the scriptable goodness of the AWS CLI rules. Automating AWS Operations with the AWS CLI can teach you how.
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(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 11, 2018
Duration
40m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 11, 2018
Duration
40m
Description

There isn't much AWS resource management you can't perform from the AWS browser console, but it's definitely not ideal for heavy-duty, day-to-day infrastructure operations. Want to learn how to get all your administration work done while using far less time and energy? You'll need to get your mind around the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). In this course, Automating AWS Operations with the AWS CLI, you'll learn how to harness the full power of the AWS CLI from the comfort of your local PC. First, you'll see how to install and securely configure the CLI on any operating system. Next, you'll explore the CLI's command syntax patterns and the helpful tools you'll need to figure out how to get the results you need. Finally, you'll see the CLI in action as you manage your AWS account and build sophisticated deployments - all from the command line. When you're finished with the course, you'll have the necessary skills you'll need to quickly find and apply the CLI tools to perform any AWS-related task.

About the author
About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there. Welcome to Automating AWS Operations with the AWS CLI. Amazon's AWS dominates the cloud computing world by every metric, and you've probably already got at least some infrastructure running there. But if you've been administrating your deployments from the browser console, you've probably already noticed that the interface is really only ideal for once in a while tasks. As you get more serious about building your AWS footprint, you'll need to automate. So consider this your introduction to AWS's Command Line Interface tool, the AWS CLI, that makes it relatively easy to launch any AWS action from the command line on your own PC. Once you know how to script even complex, multitiered operations, repeating and iterating your administration tasks becomes much more manageable. In this course, I'll show you how to install and configure the CLI on your local workstation no matter what operating system you're running, how to recognize the command line syntax patterns on which the CLI is built, and how to quickly find help finding the right syntax for your needs. What do you have to know before you start? You should already have at least some experience running simple deployments on AWS itself. You should also know how to access a CLI terminal on your PC. That's about it. Does all this sound like a good fit with you and your needs? Then consider yourself invited to join me for this course.