After a very relaxing PTO and break from work, it’s time to get back on track. This week things got a lot more technical for me which was super exciting!
The previous week (you can check out that post here) was more of an introduction into the theory and high-level knowledge of AWS, this week I was able to get my hands dirty.
Most of my time was spent launching EC2 instances and the different things that go into spinning one up. Was very interesting, kinda complicated but also kinda not at the same time if that makes sense.
I learned you must be very diligent in the setup process, as well as when you go to your Terminal (mac user) to get them connected. The first time I kept getting stuck at the connection part which caused me some frustration. I thought I was doing everything right, and I was, except for one small yet important part. Instead of pulling over the public IP address, I was pulling over the private one. This small mistake was a big hang up that stopped the whole process from going forward
Another cool thing I did was launch an EC2 instance in a custom VPC. This started with me creating the VPC that would hold everything, then creating two subnets – one public and one private, and then finally launching two EC2 instances – one in my public subnet and the other in my private one. It was very rewarding building my very first secure and scalable piece of architecture
When it comes to launching EC2 instances, how do you make sure you’re doing everything correctly so that you don’t get hung up?
Looking forward to y’alls answers, see you next week with another follow up!