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Amazon AWS Tutorial #1: Cloud Sysadmin – Your First EC2 Instance

Amazon AWS Tutorial #1: Cloud Sysadmin – Your First EC2 Instance



A quick, practical Amazon AWS tutorial that will help you set up your first Amazon EC2 instance (virtual machine) and connect to it via SSH.

This series will show you how to set up a load-balanced, auto-scaled web application: automated, self-healing web infrastructure.

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In this Amazon AWS tutorial video, you’ll learn:

1. How to create your first Amazon EC2 instance
2. How to create your first security group (Amazon’s network firewall rules)
3. How to choose a trusted Ubuntu image to run on EC2 (amazon machine image)
4. How to create an Amazon SSH key
5. How to boot your EC2 instance from that image
6. How to connect to an EC2 instance via SSH

Now featuring 30% more sarcastic remarks about Amazon specifically, and ‘the cloud’ in general!

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0:00 Introduction + Overview
2:17 Prerequisites
4:11 Application Structure (for this video and the ones after it)

(Elastic Load Balancer) — (Auto-Scaling Group (EC2 instances))

5:47 – The EC2 Dashboard (VM Management Console)
6:43 – AWS Marketplace, Community AMIs, official images (AMIs)
9:43 – Choose an Instance Type (Virtual Machine Size/Resources)
11:00 – Difference between learning and production network settings in Amazon (VPCs, subnets)
13:21 – EBS Storage Volumes on Amazon — SSD vs. Magnetic, Ephemeral Instance Storage, etc.
14:14 – How to configure an AWS Security Group (a.k.a. network firewall rules)
17:07 – Create and download your first Amazon SSH Key (AWS Key Pair)
18:19 – How to connect to an EC2 instance with SSH
19:15 – Setting up your SSH directory from scratch (you might already have this set up)
21:31 – (basic webserver setup — skipped for this video)

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40 thoughts on “Amazon AWS Tutorial #1: Cloud Sysadmin – Your First EC2 Instance

  1. 0:00 Introduction + Overview
    2:17 Prerequisites
    4:11 Application Structure (for this video and the ones after it)

    (Elastic Load Balancer) — (Auto-Scaling Group (EC2 instances))

    5:47 – The EC2 Dashboard (VM Management Console)
    6:43 – AWS Marketplace, Community AMIs, official images (AMIs)
    9:43 – Choose an Instance Type (Virtual Machine Size/Resources)
    11:00 – Difference between learning and production network settings in Amazon (VPCs, subnets)
    13:21 – EBS Storage Volumes on Amazon — SSD vs. Magnetic, Ephemeral Instance Storage, etc.
    14:14 – How to configure an AWS Security Group (a.k.a. network firewall rules)
    17:07 – Create and download your first Amazon SSH Key (AWS Key Pair)
    18:19 – How to connect to an EC2 instance with SSH
    19:15 – Setting up your SSH directory from scratch (you might already have this set up)
    21:31 – (basic webserver setup — skipped for this video)

  2. This tutorial really helped me deploy my first ever server. Thank you very much!

  3. Is this still a good tutorial to follow or is the info outdated already?

  4. 6:35 The issue i have is that often in tutorials it is said that we are going to use "A" with no explanation as to why "A" and not "B", "C" etc. Also whether the transition from one ami to another will be possible later on.

  5. Hi, but how do i create a new vpc ???

  6. Where did u download terminal?

  7. Hi, are there any good books on Sys Admin you would suggest?

  8. What is the best AWS(EC2) for moments that can reach 4,000 users?

  9. Thanks , the video is great step.

  10. Perfect timing, I am starting this cloud thing tomorrow.

  11. Can anyone please help me with a error?
    After pressing EC2, it's still saying wait for 24 hours.

  12. Can I download some software (for example Chrome) on Windows virtual machine in AWS?

  13. Sir, could you link the video where you secured the server? Great tutorial by the way!

  14. It's a bummer that you have to pay to use the services, to learn how to use the services. I am taking a class in this right now and I was surprised that they don't have an education or student version.

  15. how to get the .yaml file

  16. Hello, great content. Would you use ec2, ecs or opsworks for deploying django in docker postgres gunicorn nginx setup. I am quite new to this and I only just found out ecs would be better for docker than ec2. Thank you.

  17. words explode but little action direction in this video

  18. Finally some AWS information that keeps it REAL…! The host is great, keeps it real with things good and bad. Highly recommend this video for AWS Tutorial #1. I can only hope he has a bunch more for me to watch. Great job.

  19. Thank you so much. Its really good.

  20. anyone else think its overly complicated to get a simple machine up and running? Not really intuitive

  21. When you create those security rules, are they created locally, like if they were setted up using ipchains on the virtual server, or they get created at a physical firewall that routes frames to the new created virtual server? Thanks !

  22. Great Tutorial, as always.

  23. good tutorial but if you used powerpoint slides to summarize your idea instead of talking , thank you again

  24. You're a hero to beginners. Benefited from your no assumption presentation – teaching style. Thank you. Just made you my online mentor. David.

  25. Thanks for this. Very helpful!

  26. Which machine Type should i choose if I have 120K – 150k visitors a Month on my Blog?

  27. I am really happy with your video because your video is very unique and powerful for new learner.
    https://bit.ly/2w8mrMC

  28. EC2 instance launch failed stating launch request exceeded

  29. followed ur steps everything went well until downloading a keypair..while launching it failed..stating an error that request limit exceeded

  30. Use root then change name

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