Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides virtual machines in the AWS cloud infrastructure, where a user can login and become the root (or Administrator) user and run arbitrary workloads.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

Amazon Categorization

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is part of the Compute set of AWS Services. Other services in that category include:

EC2 is tightly integrated with:

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Notes

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)Block Device MappingAmazon Instance Store BackedCan be added at Instantiation timeAmazon EBS-BackedCan be added anytimeImageWindowsEBS backedNOTHING ABOUT WINDOWS SYSPREPWill Create a SnapshotWill Stop a Running InstanceCreate Image (EBS AMI)LinuxS3 backed (Instance Store)EBS backedWill Create a SnapshotWill Stop a Running InstanceCreate Image (EBS AMI)Elastic IPsStll needs a DNS "A" RecordNot required for load balancingFree for a running instance, or $0.01/hrNAT address that works at a Regional LevelInstance ModelsSpot InstancesBid for lower costReserved InstancesOne-time payment and lower hourly rateOn-Demand InstancesHourly rateRoot DeviceAmazon Instance Store BackedAmazon EBS-BackedInstanceAvailability Zoneinexpensive, low-latency links to other AZs in RegionProvide redundancyOperationsCreate Image (EBS AMI)TerminateDelete!StopChange Instance TypeMust be STOPPEDOnly EBS backed instancesConnectWindowsNeed to decrypt passwordLinuxSSH using KeyPairSecurity GroupDetailsInbound RulesSourcePort RangeRule NameDescriptionNameOptionsNewExistingKey PairsDetailsNameOptionsNone!NewExistingTagsMonitoringvia CloudWatchShutdown BehaviourStopTypesm1.tinyt1.microFeaturesUser Data (Metadata Service)169.154.169.254bootstrapCan create multiple Instances in a single commandDocumentationHands on Lab

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