Course info
Mar 15, 2021
1h 18m

Have you ever wanted to harness the power of cloud computing to deploy servers, but didn’t know where to start? In this course, Managing AWS EC2 Instances, you’ll learn how to launch, manage, and troubleshoot servers in the cloud. First, you’ll learn about the different types of virtual machines that AWS offers, and how to choose one that best suits your needs. Next, you’ll learn how to back up and recover the data on your instances, keeping it safe and secure. Finally, you’ll learn how to connect to and interact with your instances through the command line. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to create servers in the cloud with confidence and ease.

About the author
About the author

Armen is currently a software developer in Melbourne, Australia. Day to day, he helps startups build elegant, scalable applications. He is passionate about traveling, trying new food, and teaching others how to code.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Armen Avanesi, and welcome to my course on managing EC2 instances. EC2 is an important part of AWS and has gained so much popularity because of how versatile, reliable, and cost effective it is. I want to give you functional knowledge that can be applied to different aspects of your work or personal projects. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include an introduction to EC2 instance types, which involves learning about the pricing models, use cases, and trade-offs between on-demand, reserved, spot, and dedicated instance types. Amazon machine images, which will help you scale to keep up with any workload and allow you to skip manual configuration, saving you a ton of time. Accessing your instance, we will discuss how to connect to an instance via SSH, and then transfer files to and from it using SEP. Backup and recovery, where we'll look at storage volumes, how to create a backup from one to keep your data safe, and then use that backup to restore a volume and make it available for your instances to use. By the end of this course, you'll have a working knowledge of EC2 and know how to choose an instance type that meets your needs, spin up your own servers, and manage them. The only thing that I recommend before beginning is an AWS account and some basic knowledge of how to interact with the terminal, if you'd like to follow along with some of the demonstrations. I hope you'll join me to learn how to manage EC2 instances at Pluralsight.