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New Training: Configure EC2 Instances with AWS Systems Manager and CloudFormation

by Team Nuggets
New Training: Hands-on With AWS Systems Manager Run Command, State Manager, and Session Manager picture: A
Published on March 3, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Trevor Sullivan explores how to use AWS CloudFormation to build declarative templates for Systems Manager automation. Watch this new AWS training.

Watch the full course: AWS Cloud Automation

This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 1.2 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction to AWS Systems Manager, EC2, and CloudFormation

  • Setting Up Tools for AWS CloudFormation Deployment

  • Build and Test AWS CloudFormation Template for an EC2 Instance

  • Add AWS IAM Role to CloudFormation Template

  • Add EC2 Instance Profile Resource to AWS CloudFormation Template

  • Create State Manager Association Resource in AWS CloudFormation

  • Configure Amazon S3 Permissions and EC2 Tag + Final Test

What is AWS State Manager?

AWS Systems Manager is a cloud dashboard provided by AWS to control the AWS infrastructure. It combines services like EC2, EKS, and S3 into a unified interface to view operational data and automate operational tasks. One of the tools available in this unified interface is State Manager.

State Manager is a feature of AWS Systems Manager that automates the process of keeping both cloud EC2 and hybrid infrastructures in a pre-defined state.

For instance, IT admins can define a state that controls which ports are open or closed for EC2 instances, which specific applications are pre-configured like antivirus software, and defining automated processes for updating and installing AWS packages.

Cloud engineers can define their own automation tasks, but State Manager comes with a library of predefined configuration documents as well. These predefined configuration documents are already configured for common use scenarios.

By using State Manager, IT admins can ensure that their cloud infrastructure continually meets business policy.

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