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This session will introduce the key features and different services offered by AWS and demonstrate how you can get started and provide guidance and best practices on choosing the right types of......

This session will introduce the key features and different services offered by AWS and demonstrate how you can get started and provide guidance and best practices on choosing the right types of instance, purchasing options, etc that will set you up for long term success on the AWS Cloud.

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  • 1. © 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc. Jumpstart Your First Hour on AWS Craig S. Dickson Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • 2. Overview •  Assumes (very) little AWS knowledge •  Simple tasks that can save time and avoid embarrassment later •  Will focus on what and not so much on how •  Five main areas –  Set up an account –  Monitor your spending –  Basic security setup –  Launch a workload –  Get help
  • 3. Setting Up An Account
  • 4. Sign Up For An Account •  Very simple, entire process takes less than 5 minutes –  You will need a Credit Card –  You will need access to a phone for automated ID verification •  Pick a good email address –  use a group email alias –  don’t use your amazon.com credentials
  • 5. Turn On Premium Support Developer Business Enterprise Access via Email Phone, Chat, Email Phone, Chat, Email Named Contacts 1 5 Unlimited Response Time < 12 hours < 1 hour < 15 minutes Trusted Advisor No Yes Yes Infrastructure Event Management Pay per event Included Technical Account Manager Included
  • 6. Add MFA To Your Root Account
  • 7. Monitor Your Spending
  • 8. Turn On Billing Alerts Avoid any nasty surprises at the end of your first month
  • 9. Get Familiar with the Billing Console
  • 10. Basic Security Setup
  • 11. MFA for your Root Account •  You did turn that on right? •  Double-check in the IAM Console
  • 12. Understand the Different Account Types •  Root Account –  treat it like a root or Administrator account (i.e. don’t use it!) –  put the credentials and MFA token somewhere safe •  IAM Accounts –  familiar users and groups model –  apply policies to users or groups to grant privileges in your AWS environment
  • 13. Create an IAM Group for Admins { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "*", "Resource": "*" } ] }
  • 14. Create IAM User Accounts for Admins
  • 15. Set Your IAM User Sign-In URL
  • 16. Launch an EC2 Workload
  • 17. Understand Regions, AZs and Edges US-WEST (Oregon) EU-WEST (Ireland) ASIA PAC (Tokyo) ASIA PAC (Singapore) US-WEST (N. California) SOUTH AMERICA (Sao Paulo) US-EAST (Virginia) GOV CLOUD ASIA PAC (Sydney) CHINA
  • 18. Setup a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • 19. Understand Supported Platforms
  • 20. VPCs can be simple …
  • 21. … but VPCs can also be sophisticated
  • 22. Learn the EC2 Basics •  Explore the different instance types –  why not try them all? •  Exploit the pay-by-the-hour model •  There is a Free Tier – use it! •  Use Tags
  • 23. No really, Use Tags! •  Can be used in your IAM Policies •  Can be used for cost allocation •  Can be used from the SDKs and the CLI •  Can be used from 3rd party tools like Chef
  • 24. Launch an EC2 Instance •  From the console –  baseline AMI from AWS –  fully configured AMI from the AWS Marketplace •  From CloudFormation •  From the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • 25. Upload Content to S3
  • 26. Setup S3 as a Web Server
  • 27. Get Help
  • 28. Join the Discussion Forums All levels of Support include Forum access
  • 29. Do Some Training •  Official AWS Instructor-Led classes •  Self-Paced Labs •  Take a Test Drive
  • 30. Read The Official AWS Blogs Chinese Portuguese German Japanese Application Management PHP .NET Ruby Mobile Java Security
  • 31. Listen To The Podcast •  Short, sharp and topical •  Amusing accents
  • 32. Reach out to your AWS Account Team •  You have one whether you know it or not •  We don’t bite •  We love talking to our customers •  We bring our own whiteboard markers •  If we can’t answer your question about AWS, we will find someone who can
  • 33. 59:30 … 30 seconds to spare!
  • 34. What about your 2nd hour?
  • 35. Monitor Your Costs – Ninja Style •  Programmatic Billing Access –  you did start Tagging everything right? •  Gamify your infrastructure spend •  Plug in a 3rd party tool –  Splunk –  Netflix Ice –  Sumo Logic –  Cloudability –  many others
  • 36. Dial Up Your Security – Ninja Style •  Start using Resource-level Permissions •  Setup Identity Federation •  Turn on CloudTrail •  Use EC2 Roles to keep your AWS credentials out of GitHub
  • 37. Start Thinking About Automation •  Get to know CloudFormation like your life depends on it •  Learn the new unified CLI –  learn the S3 commands first •  Start leveraging User Data •  Add in Chef, Puppet, Ansible etc. as necessary
  • 38. Attend Events •  Summits in 2014 –  Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra & Perth •  Lunch & Learns •  Local User Groups –  Adelaide (yay!), Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney –  Auckland how many can you see???
  • 39. Get Certified
  • 40. Resources http://bit.ly/P4t0Fm Craig S. Dickson craigd@amazon.com @craigsdickson