Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services, Second Edition

  • 5h 47m
  • Brian Beach, Emmanuel Tsouris, Rodney Bozo, Steven Armentrout
  • Apress
  • 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the leading public cloud platform. In this book you will learn to use Microsoft PowerShell to create, host, manage, and administer workloads using Amazon Web Services. You will learn how to create virtual machines, provision storage, configure networks, and more—all using your preferred Windows scripting language.

CIOs everywhere are leading their organizations to the cloud, but there are few books available to help. This book focuses on moving Microsoft Windows workloads to the cloud using technologies familiar to enterprise Microsoft-based professionals.

The completely revised and expanded Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services is written specifically for Windows professionals who already know PowerShell and want to learn to host Windows workloads on Amazon Web Services. The cloud offers information technology workers significant cost savings and agility unimaginable even just a few years ago. Tasks that traditionally took weeks of work, costing thousands of dollars, can be completed in minutes for a fraction of a penny.

New chapters in this second edition cover: AWS Lambda, Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazon AppStream 2.0, AWS Directory Service, Amazon WorkDocs, and AWS System Manager.

What You'll Learn

  • Create and manage Windows servers on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Configure and secure networks with Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Leverage autoscaling to adjust resources as load changes
  • Deploy and manage SQL Server using the Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Manage virtual desktops using WorkSpaces and AppStream
  • Leverage AWS Systems Manager to manage Windows at scale

Who This Book Is For

Windows professionals who want to learn more about Amazon Web Services, with a focus on running Windows workloads and automated management at scale using PowerShell tools for AWS. The book assumes you have knowledge of Windows and PowerShell, but are new to AWS.

About the Authors

Brian Beach has over 20 years of experience as a developer and architect and has spent the past four years focusing on Amazon Web Services. He holds a computer engineering degree from NYU Poly and an MBA degree from Rutgers Business School. He published Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services (Apress). He is a regular author and has spoken at a number of events around the world. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and three kids.

Rodney Bozo is a solutions architect for a major public cloud provider. Previously, he worked in the field supporting Microsoft services and technologies for almost 20 years. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and Developer, and holds other AWS and Microsoft certifications. He has a BS degree in information technology from George Mason University, and an MS degree in information systems technology, and an MBA degree from George Washington University.

Emmanuel Tsouris is a systems development engineer for a major cloud provider. He focuses on running Windows on AWS along with using the AWS Tools for PowerShell to create new AMIs, test those AMIs, and qualify Windows on upcoming Amazon EC2 instance types. Previously, he spent nearly two decades building solutions and applications to manage over 140,000 Windows systems in a Fortune 500 company.

Steven Armentrout is a systems engineer for a major cloud provider. He has over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors with roles as systems administrator, network engineer, and systems engineer. He has earned over a dozen information technology certifications, including Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). He has a BS degree in business from Northern Arizona University.

In this Book

  • AWS Architecture Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Basic Instance Management
  • Elastic Block Storage
  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Advanced Instance Management
  • Amazon Machine Images
  • Monitoring and High Availability
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Relational Database Service
  • Simple Storage Service
  • AWS Directory Service
  • Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0
  • Amazon WorkDocs
  • Systems Manager Basics
  • Systems Manager: Run Command, Automation, and State Manager
  • Systems Manager: Inventory and Patch Manager
  • Lambda with PowerShell


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