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Creating a Windows EC2 and logging into it

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I have been into training line (along with consulting and projects) for a few years, both online and classroom, using a Wacom Tablet which I bought 5 years back. The Tablet helps me to convey the message better and quick, whether the participant is in some other part of world or in front of me. …

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In the previous blog, we looked the sequence of steps to create a Linux instance and log into it. In this blog, we will create a new hard disk (actually an EBS) and attach it to the Linux instance. I am going with the assumption that the EC2 instance has already been created. 1. Goto …

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AWS CloudWatch does a couple of things as mentioned in the AWS documentation here. But, one of the interesting thing is that it can gather the metrics (CPU, Network, Disk etc) for the different Amazon resources. In this blog, we will look how to look at the CPU metrics on a Linux EC2 instance and …

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In one of the earlier blog, we created a Linux EC2 instance with a static page. We installed and started the httpd server, created a simple index.html in the /var/www/html folder. The application in the EC2 is too basic, but definitely we can build complex applications. Lets say, we need 10 such instances. Then it’s …

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It’s summer holidays and I had been helping my kid (8 years) get started with programming. So I bought the Computer Coding for Kids book by Carol Vorderman. The books covers initially Scratch (from MIT) and then Python from the basics. Scratch is a visual programming language which is easy for those who are just …

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Today, I got through the AWS Certified Developer – Associate. This is the second certification around AWS (first certification here). It had been a bit more tough than I expected, but it was fun. Anyway, here is the certificate. There were 55 questions which had to be solved in 80 minutes. It was a bit …

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In the previous blogs, we looked at creating a Linux and a Windows instance. There are lots of parameters which can be configured during the instance creation. One of the important parameter is in the instance type and size. AWS provides many instance types as mentioned here. While some of them are optimized for CPU, …

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In the previous blog, I pointed to the approach to figure out the best way to pick the best EC2 instance to meet our requirements. Here is a video to pick the best EBS type. EBS (Elastic Block Storage) is like a Hard Disk Drive which can be attached to the EC2 instance. https://www.youtube.com/embed/1AHmTmCkdp8?feature=player_embedded The …

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AWS provides a couple of free resources for 1 year from the time of account creation (free tier). Not all the services are free, it’s very easy to use AWS resources unknowingly and start the billing. Like creating an EC2 instance, other than t2.micro. To get around this problem, AWS provides Billing Alarms. I have …

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Recently I was talking to someone about creating an account with AWS. The immediate response I got was, `AWS was charging me continuously month to month although I was not consuming any of the service`. Many times I noticed that the users of AWS start a service and forget to stop the same, the same …

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