Compute & Networking
7 Labs · 62 Credits · 4h 3mService Area
This quest is designed to teach you how to work with AWS services for Compute and Networking.
This lab leads you through the steps to launch and configure your first virtual machine in the Amazon cloud. You will learn about using Amazon Machine Images to launch Amazon EC2 Instances, creating Key Pairs for SSH authentication, securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups, automatically configuring Amazon EC2 Instances with bootstrapping scripts, and attaching Elastic IPs to Amazon EC2 Instances to provide static Internet addresses. At the end of this lab you will have deployed a simple web server which includes an informational page to display details of your virtual web server instance.
Fundamental 8 Credits 25 Minutes
This lab demonstrates how to launch and configure a Windows virtual machine (instance) in the Amazon cloud. It will cover the use of Windows Amazon Machine Images (AMI’s) to launch Amazon EC2 Instances, bootstrapping using Powershell, creating Key Pairs for authentication, securing network access to Amazon EC2 Instances with Security Groups and attaching Elastic IPs to Amazon EC2 Instances to provide static Internet addresses.
Fundamental 8 Credits 25 Minutes
This lab introduces the concept of Elastic Load Balancing (ELB). In this lab you will use ELB to load balance a set of web servers in an Availability Zone. You will launch a pair of Amazon EC2 instances, bootstrap them to install web servers and content, and then access the instances independently using Amazon EC2 DNS records. Next, you will set up ELB, add your instances to the ELB, and then access the ELB DNS record to watch your requests load balance between servers. Finally, you will look at ELB metrics in CloudWatch. To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with the AWS Management Console.
Fundamental 8 Credits 30 Minutes
This lab introduces the basics of Auto Scaling, highlighting multiple Auto Scaling use cases and the command-line tools used for Auto Scaling configuration. After completing this lab you will have configured and tested an elastic web farm which automatically scales capacity to accommodate load. In addition you will have explored a steady state use case in which Auto Scaling is used to maintain high availability of critical resources.
advanced 10 Credits 50 Minutes
advanced 10 Credits 25 Minutes
This lab demonstrates how to build an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) which contains private and public subnets, routing tables, and a NAT server to allow private subnets to access the Internet.
Fundamental 8 Credits 27 Minutes
This lab demonstrates how to launch Amazon EC2 Spot Instances to accelerate completion of tasks performed by existing On-Demand instances. It covers how to set up Auto Scaling to launch Spot Instances when the Spot price is low, incorporate CloudWatch metrics to monitor your instances, and scale down and terminate your Spot Instances when your job is complete.
advanced 10 Credits 45 Minutes
This lab will demonstrate how to create an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) network using AWS CloudFormation. Note: This lab is a more of a walkthrough of a template rather than "learn how to build it". You will walk through the sections of an AWS CloudFormation template and get explanations for each step. You will then launch the AWS CloudFormation template to create a four-subnet Amazon VPC that spans two Availability Zones and a NAT that allows servers in the private subnets to communicate with the Internet in order to download packages and updates.
fundamental 8 Credits 27 Minutes