AWS Lessons Learned by VMware admin

06/07/2017 by Brendon Higgins
Amazon's Web Services:  Lessons Learned from a VMware Admin
In this session Michelle shares with the group key concepts of Amazon AWS, including the typical pitfalls and pratfalls that a VMware specialist might accidentally fall into.
Michelle will share hard-won experience gained from using Amazon's platform at the coalface.

4 Quadrant grid
 
Learning AWS
  • It is way to easy to create stuff and inherit “Dodgy Defaults”
Next, next, finish…
 
Example of AWS security groups given
Default is to create a new security group for every new virtual machine.  Going to hit the maximum 500 limit.  Also, do you want a single group that is know and well managed or many ‘assumed’ to be OK groups?
 
Amazon AWS is too difficult
- See slides (Beware the wizard!)
 Example of VPC CIDR exhaustion given.  Warning about problems with routing IP between VPCs with duplicate IP ranges.
 
Bill Shock
Email with epic bill for last 5 days…
Lots of examples given in the room of bills people have ‘heard’ in the community
 

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