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Jumpstart Your First Hour on 
AWS 
Craig S. Dickson, 
Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services 
© 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. an...
Overview 
• Assumes (very) little AWS knowledge 
• Simple tasks that can save time and avoid embarrassment later 
• Will f...
Setting Up An Account
Sign Up For An Account 
• Very simple, entire process takes less than 5 
minutes 
– You will need a Credit Card 
– You wil...
Turn On Premium Support 
Developer Business Enterprise 
Access via Email Phone, Chat, Email Phone, Chat, Email 
Named Cont...
Add MFA To Your Root Account
Monitor Your Spending
Turn On Billing Alerts 
Avoid any surprises at the end of your first month
Get Familiar with the Billing Console
Basic Security Setup
Check Your Security Status
Understand the Different Account Types 
• Root Account 
– treat it like a root or Administrator account (i.e. don’t use it...
Create an IAM Group for Admins 
{ 
"Version": "2012-10-17", 
"Statement": [ 
{ 
"Effect": "Allow", 
"Action": "*", 
"Resou...
Create IAM User Accounts for Admins
Set Your IAM User Sign-In URL
Launch an EC2 Workload
Understand Regions, AZs and Edges 
US-WEST (Oregon) EU-WEST (Ireland) 
ASIA PAC (Tokyo) 
ASIA PAC 
(Singapore) 
US-WEST (N...
Setup a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Understand Supported Platforms
VPCs can be simple …
… but VPCs can also be sophisticated
Learn the EC2 Basics 
• Explore the different instance types 
– why not try them all? 
• Exploit the pay-by-the-hour model...
No really, Use Tags! 
• Can be used in your IAM Policies 
• Can be used for cost allocation 
• Can be used from the SDKs a...
Launch an EC2 Instance 
• From the console 
– baseline AMI from AWS 
– fully configured AMI from the AWS Marketplace 
• Fr...
Upload Content to S3
Setup S3 as a Web Server
Get Help
Join the Discussion Forums 
All levels of Support include Forum access
Do Some Training 
• Official AWS Instructor-Led classes 
• Self-Paced Labs 
• Take a Test Drive
Read The Official AWS Blogs 
Chinese 
Portuguese 
German 
Japanese 
Application 
Management 
PHP 
.NET 
Ruby 
Mobile 
Java...
Listen To The Podcast 
• Short, sharp and topical 
• Amusing accents
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 c...
59:30 … 30 seconds to spare!
What about your 2nd hour?
Monitor Your Costs – Ninja Style 
• Programmatic Billing Access 
– you did start Tagging everything right? 
• Gamify your ...
Use the Cost Explorer
Dial Up Your Security – Ninja Style 
• Start using Resource-level Permissions 
• Setup Identity Federation 
• Turn on Clou...
Check Trusted Advisor Regularly
Start Thinking About Automation 
• Get to know CloudFormation like your life depends on it 
• Learn the new unified CLI 
–...
Attend Events 
• Summits in 2014 
– Sydney, Auckland, Canberra, Brisbane, 
Melbourne & Perth 
• Lunch & Learns 
• Local Us...
Expand your skills with AWS 
Certification 
Exams 
Validate your proven 
technical expertise with 
the AWS platform 
aws.a...
Get Certified
Resources 
http://bit.ly/P4t0Fm 
Craig S. Dickson 
craigd@amazon.com 
@craigsdickson
© 2014 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or i...
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AWS Summit 2014 Perth - Breakout 1

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.

Presenter: Craig Dickson, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

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  1. 1. Jumpstart Your First Hour on AWS Craig S. Dickson, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services © 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.
  2. 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. 3. Setting Up An Account
  4. 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. 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. 6. Add MFA To Your Root Account
  7. 7. Monitor Your Spending
  8. 8. Turn On Billing Alerts Avoid any surprises at the end of your first month
  9. 9. Get Familiar with the Billing Console
  10. 10. Basic Security Setup
  11. 11. Check Your Security Status
  12. 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. 13. Create an IAM Group for Admins { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "*", "Resource": "*" } ] }
  14. 14. Create IAM User Accounts for Admins
  15. 15. Set Your IAM User Sign-In URL
  16. 16. Launch an EC2 Workload
  17. 17. Understand Regions, AZs and Edges US-WEST (Oregon) EU-WEST (Ireland) ASIA PAC (Tokyo) ASIA PAC (Singapore) US-WEST (N. California) US-EAST (Virginia) SOUTH AMERICA (Sao Paulo) GOV CLOUD ASIA PAC (Sydney) CHINA
  18. 18. Setup a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  19. 19. Understand Supported Platforms
  20. 20. VPCs can be simple …
  21. 21. … but VPCs can also be sophisticated
  22. 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. 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. 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. 25. Upload Content to S3
  26. 26. Setup S3 as a Web Server
  27. 27. Get Help
  28. 28. Join the Discussion Forums All levels of Support include Forum access
  29. 29. Do Some Training • Official AWS Instructor-Led classes • Self-Paced Labs • Take a Test Drive
  30. 30. Read The Official AWS Blogs Chinese Portuguese German Japanese Application Management PHP .NET Ruby Mobile Java Security
  31. 31. Listen To The Podcast • Short, sharp and topical • Amusing accents
  32. 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. 33. 59:30 … 30 seconds to spare!
  34. 34. What about your 2nd hour?
  35. 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 – Cloudyn – Cloudability – many others • Cost Explorer
  36. 36. Use the Cost Explorer
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Check Trusted Advisor Regularly
  39. 39. 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
  40. 40. Attend Events • Summits in 2014 – Sydney, Auckland, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth • Lunch & Learns • Local User Groups – Adelaide (yay!), Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth & Sydney – Auckland how many can you see???
  41. 41. Expand your skills with AWS Certification Exams Validate your proven technical expertise with the AWS platform aws.amazon.com/certification On-Demand Resources Videos & Labs Get hands-on practice working with AWS technologies in a live environment aws.amazon.com/training/ self-paced-labs Instructor-Led Courses Training Classes Expand your technical expertise to design, deploy, and operate scalable, efficient applications on AWS aws.amazon.com/training
  42. 42. Get Certified
  43. 43. Resources http://bit.ly/P4t0Fm Craig S. Dickson craigd@amazon.com @craigsdickson
  44. 44. © 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.

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