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AWS Simple Systems Manager for EC2: Getting Started

by David O'Brien

This course teaches you how to use AWS Systems Manager for EC2 to manage virtual machines completely serverless, a life-saver for sysadmins and developers.

What you'll learn

Managing virtual machines is difficult and requires a lot of moving parts. In this course, AWS Simple Systems Manager for EC2: Getting Started, you will learn how to manage your virtual machines with the same code you are already used to, without deploying complicated management software. First, you will learn how to onboard new and existing virtual machines on AWS, on other cloud systems, and on-premises. Next, you will discover how easy it is to manage your fleet patching, with Windows or Linux servers, and check their compliance state. Finally, you will explore how to keep your deployment secrets and environment variables secure and reusable during your deployments. When you’re finished with this course, you will be able to use AWS Systems Manager to manage your virtual machines in a more modern way without worrying about servers, so that you can focus on more interesting things.

About the author

David O'Brien is a regular speaker at international conferences on topics all around automation of the Microsoft technology stack. He has been in the IT industry for almost 10 years and is a 5-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Cloud and Datacenter technologies. His experience is backed by large-scale IT projects across Europe and Australia where his main objective has always been to automate as much as possible and bring people along on the journey to full-stack automation in t... more

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