Free-orientation-for Freshers-2019

Join in the below group to follow the above guidelines:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/817762795246646/

This group is meant only for freshers/OPTs coaching on the topics mentioned in the group Logo. You can forward to your circles who all came out from college for latest passed out year. They need to provide evidences as they are from latest batch only. The FB ID need to have photo with profile details. With these specs only they are allowed in this group.

For course: This is for OPTs and the Indian college graduate who came/passed out in 2019. who are self driven and try for jobs with the given skills learning without getting into somebody shoes, come and get trained. A new batch is planned in a cost effective way. Contact in the given FB links from the blog. Good luck in your job search and in IT profession.

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/aws-jobs/

You can also see the Basic AWS and DevOps course details from the below blog/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/08/21/aws-devops-course-for-freshers-with-project-level-tasks/

DevOps: What is the feedback analysis?

What is the feedback analysis? When it can be done?

As per the agile principles the stakeholder collaboration is an ongoing activity. At any time the stakeholder can give informal or formal feedback for any software items or in any approach followed by agile teams.

In agile model many times informal feedback can happen during the discussion. At the same time the scheduled reviews also can happen. During the review the feedback can be given by the reviewers.

Even a test result can come into a feedback category. All these feedback items need to be analyzed for delivering a working software by the teams as per the principles. 

Sometimes the feedback analysis outcome can come into process improvements areas for the next iteration and these should be considered for Retrospective items.

Hence the feedback analysis is a mandated activity at every task completion stage in  Agile project.

 

Do you want to know the difference between AWS Solution Architect Associate?

The DevOps Engineer Professional certification what Amazon conduct ?

Why do you need AWS Architect solutions experience to do this certification ?

Contact for AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certification. Very few people globally covering the complete syllabus like I have explained from the AWS Exam guide. If interested please ping me in FB with your profile URL. Please note I coach only the global working IT Professionals. Hence Profile URL is mandated to know your background.

=== You can see the following content also ====>

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?
From this Discussion video, you can learn the below items:
Before Devops:
1. What were the typical issues with IT operations ?
2. How was it; the performance of IT operations ?
3. What was the typical traditional IT operation with roles?
With DevOps:
4. Where it started the DevOps movement ?
5. Why the DevOps became part of Agile?
6. What are the Practices and Culture in DevOps ?
7. How the Agile SDLC with DevOps can be seen under its practices ?
8. How we can see; before DevOps and after DevOps the people and organizations ?
9. How the DevOps imporved the organization Culture ?
10. What are the business benefits with DevOps ?
11. What the industry reports say with DevOps movement ?
12. What are the phases of DevOps Loop ?
13. What are the activities of each DevOps phase ?
14. How the automated installations and deployments can be implemented with DevOps ?

Contact for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam coaching.

Visit the above page for some more DevOps videos.

To know the DevOps  Practices and Patterns in a discussion  I got the below video link:

<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——-> 

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

————————————————————->

Ping me on FB  msg:

https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli

AWS-SAA-coaching for Test Analysts

In the below video I have explained on the activities and tasks of DevOps roles. I have explained in it why that task should be done by that role. How the Developers, Test engineers, DevOps Engineers, Users and Ops Engineers are connected to work together as a team, as per Agile manifesto. One can get clear idea on DevOps implementation. To automate these tasks DevOps tools are very much required. Hence now the DevOps market is running behind the tools.

Below image can denote the transition of IT development cycles till DevOps practice with continuous operation [automated]:

 

DevOps Movement

Visit for next series of DevOps FAQs: https://wordpress.com/post/vskumar.blog/1684

Visit for series of Agile interview questions:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/09/04/sdlc-agile-interview-questions-for-freshers-1/

 

Also, Look into some more FAQs:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/devops-practices-faqs-3-domain-area/

DevOps: What is DevOps security ?

You will be able to learn the below FAQs from this video lesson:

  1. What is DevOps security ? 
  2. Why do you need it ?
  3. Why do you need to declare IAC as security policy ?
  4. How to instill the separate roles for secuirty in DevOps ?
  5. How to Focus on Flow and Velocity ?
  6. How the CI/CD helps ?
  7. How the Kanban systems helps ?
  8. How to de-construct applications into Microservices towards security ?
  9. How to treat security as a 1st Class Citizen in DevOps ?
  10. How to automate DevOps Security ?
  11. How to embrace new technologies through existing platforms ?

Do you want to know the difference between AWS Solution Architect Associate? and The DevOps Engineer Professional certification what Amazon conduct ?

Why do you need AWS Architect solutions experience to do this certification ?

Contact for AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certification. Very few people globally covering the complete syllabus like I have explained from the AWS Exam guide. If interested please ping me in FB with your profile URL. Please note I coach only the global working IT Professionals. Hence Profile URL is mandated to know your background.

=== You can see the following content also ====>

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?
From this Discussion video, you can learn the below items:
Before Devops:
1. What were the typical issues with IT operations ?
2. How was it; the performance of IT operations ?
3. What was the typical traditional IT operation with roles?
With DevOps:
4. Where it started the DevOps movement ?
5. Why the DevOps became part of Agile?
6. What are the Practices and Culture in DevOps ?
7. How the Agile SDLC with DevOps can be seen under its practices ?
8. How we can see; before DevOps and after DevOps the people and organizations ?
9. How the DevOps imporved the organization Culture ?
10. What are the business benefits with DevOps ?
11. What the industry reports say with DevOps movement ?
12. What are the phases of DevOps Loop ?
13. What are the activities of each DevOps phase ?
14. How the automated installations and deployments can be implemented with DevOps ?

Contact for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam coaching.

Visit the above page for some more DevOps videos.

To know the DevOps  Practices and Patterns in a discussion  I got the below video link:

<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——-> 

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

————————————————————->

Ping me on FB  msg:

https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli

AWS-SAA-coaching for Test Analysts

In the below video I have explained on the activities and tasks of DevOps roles. I have explained in it why that task should be done by that role. How the Developers, Test engineers, DevOps Engineers, Users and Ops Engineers are connected to work together as a team, as per Agile manifesto. One can get clear idea on DevOps implementation. To automate these tasks DevOps tools are very much required. Hence now the DevOps market is running behind the tools.

Below image can denote the transition of IT development cycles till DevOps practice with continuous operation [automated]:

DevOps Movement

Visit for next series of DevOps FAQs: https://wordpress.com/post/vskumar.blog/1684

Visit for series of Agile interview questions:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/09/04/sdlc-agile-interview-questions-for-freshers-1/

Also, Look into some more FAQs:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/devops-practices-faqs-3-domain-area/

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional course

Folks, Greetings; I am starting a new batch – coaching for “AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional” if you are interested please contact privately. Please note your Linkedin profile share is mandated for my coaching to know you better. In the 1st instance don’t ask—> impractical question “How much is the fees ?” instead of seeing the available stuff !  and coming to a call.
See the quality of the coaching from my Blogs/Videos, etc.. and come to a call. Thanks for understanding. I appreciate the guys who all joined for my classes and I say good luck in their professional growth.
 
Go to my youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V] and blog site [vskumar.blog] also for DevOps. I want the people to see 1st my videos/blogs and if they satisfied only, I will have call with them. I don’t pressure them for my course… like sales guys!! Hope you got it!

Watch the Course Curriculum discussion as AWS defined:

It has the answers for the below questions;

Do you want to know the difference between AWS Solution Architect Associate?

The DevOps Engineer Professional certification what Amazon conduct ?

Why do you need AWS Architect solutions experience to do this certification ?

Contact for AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certification. Very few people globally covering the complete syllabus like I have explained from the AWS Exam guide. If interested please ping me in FB with your profile URL. Please note I coach only the global working IT Professionals. Hence Profile URL is mandated to know your background.

=== You can see the following content also ====>

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?
From this Discussion video, you can learn the below items:
Before Devops:
1. What were the typical issues with IT operations ?
2. How was the performance of IT operations ?
3. What was the typical traditional IT operation with roles?
With DevOps:
4. Where it started the DevOps movement ?
5. Why the DevOps became part of Agile?
6. What are the Practices and Culture in DevOps ?
7. How the Agile SDLC with DevOps can be seen under its practices ?
8. How we can see; before DevOps and after DevOps the people and organizations ?
9. How the DevOps improved the organization Culture ?
10. What are the business benefits with DevOps ?
11. What the industry reports say with DevOps movement ?
12. What are the phases of DevOps Loop ?
13. What are the activities of each DevOps phase ?
14. How the automated installations and deployments can be implemented with DevOps ?

Contact for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam coaching.

Visit the above page for some more DevOps videos.

To know the DevOps  Practices and Patterns in a discussion  I got the below video link:

<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——-> 

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

————————————————————->

Ping me on FB  msg:

https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli

AWS-SAA-coaching for Test Analysts

In the below video I have explained on the activities and tasks of DevOps roles. I have explained in it why that task should be done by that role. How the Developers, Test engineers, DevOps Engineers, Users and Ops Engineers are connected to work together as a team, as per Agile manifesto. One can get clear idea on DevOps implementation. To automate these tasks DevOps tools are very much required. Hence now the DevOps market is running behind the tools.

Below image can denote the transition of IT development cycles till DevOps practice with continuous operation [automated]:

DevOps Movement

Visit for next series of DevOps FAQs: https://wordpress.com/post/vskumar.blog/1684

Visit for series of Agile interview questions:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/09/04/sdlc-agile-interview-questions-for-freshers-1/

Also, Look into some more FAQs:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/devops-practices-faqs-3-domain-area/

16. AWS-SAA: S3 FAQs for practice for interviews

If you are ready for AWS S3 Questions practice you can see this practice FAQs class video:

 

Following FAQs are for general on AWS services

 

 

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

For CRR Practice videos, visit the below links:

 

 

 

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?

Why DevOps and What are its phases and Activities ?
From this Discussion video, you can learn the below items:
Before Devops:
1. What were the typical issues with IT operations ?
2. How was it; the performance of IT operations ?
3. What was the typical traditional IT operation with roles?
With DevOps:
4. Where it started the DevOps movement ?
5. Why the DevOps became part of Agile?
6. What are the Practices and Culture in DevOps ?
7. How the Agile SDLC with DevOps can be seen under its practices ?
8. How we can see; before DevOps and after DevOps the people and organizations ?
9. How the DevOps imporved the organization Culture ?
10. What are the business benefits with DevOps ?
11. What the industry reports say with DevOps movement ?
12. What are the phases of DevOps Loop ?
13. What are the activities of each DevOps phase ?
14. How the automated installations and deployments can be implemented with DevOps ?

Contact for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam coaching.

Ping me on FB  msg:

https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli

AWS-SAA-coaching for Test Analysts

In the below video I have explained on the activities and tasks of DevOps roles. I have explained in it why that task should be done by that role. How the Developers, Test engineers, DevOps Engineers, Users and Ops Engineers are connected to work together as a team, as per Agile manifesto. One can get clear idea on DevOps implementation. To automate these tasks DevOps tools are very much required. Hence now the DevOps market is running behind the tools.

Below image can denote the transition of IT development cycles till DevOps practice with continuous operation [automated]:

 

DevOps Movement

Visit for next series of DevOps FAQs: https://wordpress.com/post/vskumar.blog/1684

Visit for series of Agile interview questions:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/09/04/sdlc-agile-interview-questions-for-freshers-1/

Also, Look into some more FAQs:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/devops-practices-faqs-3-domain-area/

How Easily A Test Analyst can learn AWS with POCs ?

If you are a Black-box Testing Savvy years together and struck in learning Cloud technology, not able to coupe up for building modern test environments, this is the golden opportunity to learn and compete with others in the projects. After the course you will be able to define/design/execute your test environments in AWS. 

Send a message to book for a review call after reviewing the below content/videos.

  1. Are you a Test Analyst ?
  2. Did you do only black-box testing earlier ?
  3. Do you have confusion on learning Cloud computing ?
  4. Do you feel aloof for transforming into Cloud technology ?
  5. Do you need to setup the Test environment with Cloud only ?
  6. Are you not able  to catch up the technology skill which job role demands ?

Join to learn:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/410279332851728/

Please contact through the below given#.

Test Analysts-Group-logo2

We have solutions for your issues, we coach Test Analysts to convert into modern Cloud technology usage [AWS only]. You can learn and do the practice like your black-box test cases. Check the below discussion videos also with a Sr. Test Analyst for AWS course:

Also look into the below video for a lab exercise like your test script steps to easily understand and build the required AWS service:

We have a “Pay As You Learn” [monthly] Option for working IT Professionals.

 

 

The Course details for “A”:

 

The Course details for “B”:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

For your testing knowledge:

 

 

 

 

For the the latest [as per the current needs] AWS/DevOps Course details, please visit the below blog:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

I have made the below video after having calls with many Cloud professionals globally. Many of the Cloud Engineers are failing due to lack of the domain based skills. Even recently in top notch tech news sites they have published on how the Cloud projects are costing more inspite of saving the cost to the organizations. It is eventual to learn the domain based skills for the Cloud/DevOps professionals to meet the delivery cycle time.

Lack of Cloud skills for DevOps Engineer -2 [FAQs]: This video talks on the possibility of lack of Skills for some of the AWS Cloud/DevOps Engineers. Most of the IT employers are looking from the Cloud or DevOps engineers the Environment building automatically with DevOps process/IAC. In this video the DevOps process and its automation process is discussed for feasible interview questions by mapping to the AWS-DevOps. And what role people can learn by self and who are the roles can not learn by self with the reasons.

Contact for AWS Architecture Shawdow resource support [if you have project] ?

Before reading this blog, visit the below one:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/10/08/cloud-cum-devops-coaching-your-investigation-and-actions/

If you are looking for  AWS  Architect Solutions support under freelance mode, please contact and fix up appointment for a project review.

Details are given in the below Vcard.

Also; 

If you have got AWS Conversion project newly and your resources are new for this technology, we work as shadow resources for your teams under freelance mode. Contact with details.

Please note for authentication we need your Linkedin Profile URL.

Folks, Please Note…
1. This is not a job support!!
2. We will not work like a Proxy/Job support. [Please don’t contact for this need].
3. It will be accepted only on an Activity based, after thorough review/verification with MOU.
4. Read the detailed Vcard.

DevOps Practices & FAQs -4[ for DevOps and Test Engineers]

During DevOps, you will have Test engineer and DevOps engineer roles. Typically these two roles need to work collaboratively to identify and classify the issues.

How the Test Engineers need to monitor the activities or tasks ?

How the DevOps engineer can catch the IAC issues ? [Those are the environmental issues].

To get the answers; both of these roles need to understand the Test monitoring activities in depth.

The attached video talks on those tasks.

 

Note:

Just I pulled my ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst class video to educate the DevOps Group.

If some of you do not know these two roles tasks during DevOps, please visit the below video:

in this video I have explained on the activities and tasks of DevOps roles. I have explained in it why that task should be done by that role. How the Developers, Test engineers, DevOps Engineers, Users and Ops Engineers are connected to work together as a team, as per Agile manifesto. One can get clear idea on DevOps implementation. To automate these tasks DevOps tools are very much required. Hence now the DevOps market is running behind the tools.

Contact for AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional Exam coaching.

 

Below image can denote the transition of IT development cycles till DevOps practice with continuous operation [automated]:

 

DevOps Movement

 

Visit for next series of DevOps FAQs: https://wordpress.com/post/vskumar.blog/1684

Visit for series of Agile interview questions:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/09/04/sdlc-agile-interview-questions-for-freshers-1/

 

Also, Look into some more FAQs:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/devops-practices-faqs-3-domain-area/

How to Create a Learning Organization during DevOps Practices implementation ?

Create Learning-DevOps organization.png

If you are keen in learning DevOps Practices as on latest, you can apply to join in my group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/

Please note there are rules to follow.

For DevOps roles and activities watch my video:

For contact/course details please visit:

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/devops-training-on-principles-and-best-practices/

Contact for AWS DevOps Engineer – Professional certification. Very few people globally covering the complete syllabus like I have explained from the AWS Exam guide. If interested please ping me in FB with your profile URL. Please note I coach only the global working IT Professionals.  Hence Profile URL is mandated to know your background.

Watch the below 50 minutes video for the above analysis:

For IT Corporates:How to save your IT traditional Infra work force to accelerate ROI ?

For Corporate Training division/unit only [not to their vendors] please!

Folks Greetings!

How to Convert your existing infra teams into AWS with POCs easily to prove in client interviews through seasoned mentors?

In the Current IT Trend, new technologies are getting transformed with cheaper cost in view of man power, operations and infra. In such case some companies might feel to serve pink slips to the traditional employees. But when you recruit new staff how much you spend on them ? And if you coach the existing staff to transform into new era, what will be the cost and ROI ? I do this kind of resources transformation activities on my own by coaching the experienced IT Professionals on new technology like; AWS Cloud, etc. For example, you can see my blog/coaching videos on my coaching for 10-15+ yrs global IT Folks:

The below blog is the latest one. You will be able to connect to the current Global IT needs and what I offer:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/21/learn-aws-with-pocs-easily-to-prove-in-interviews/

If any corporate is serious in looking to sustain their traditional staff and reuse them efficiently/effectively, I will be there behind them to support till they transform into their client requirement/project for billability. Looking forward for your cost savings exercise response.

Please Note:There is a difference between training and coaching or building teams for projects. For your existing IT Professionals you need to give coaching [through seasoned professionals] not the training. Then they will be productive.

# AWS Coaching #savings #eras #acceleration #corporations #itoperations

For Freshers “Course-A” is suitable. Tech-trend-campain.pnghttps://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/352049242184854/https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/ https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/318929128812805/https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/653308511767928/ https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/    

Learn AWS with POCs easily to prove in interviews ?

 

!!For Working IT Infra Professionals only!! For learning AWS.

<==== Before Click … Please Read….this======>
 
Come to a call to know our new scheme “Pay As You Learn”, monthly basis. The total AWS Course it takes around 5 months as part time basis with weekly one on one class hours with POCs to learn AWS through some chapters.
 
Please note each of our catching capability varies. This effort need to be understood by the individuals before talking on your interest/effort/affordability.
This is similar to a performance activity how the RM measures to each of us in a project.
 
Please note each aspired Cloud architect need to spend 200+ hrs before starting their role.
 
Hence in one month or few hours if somebody says you will be come a Solution Architect, they are bluffing you.
You need to learn and do practice on AWS services extensively like an implementable solution. This way our course builds you into new technology era.
 
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Many companies they do skill test by giving a scenario to develop through AWS Console or CLI. This way they can filter your profile to find its authenticity “actual” or “fake”. You all know in the global IT Market lot of fake profiles are floating around. So the recruiters are finding challenges to filter them. By attending skill test you will be proved you are the original professional infront of the fake profiles.

But if you want to learn this new technology, you were not habituated   like developers [as they keep updating their knowledge, for their bread and butter by spending weekly some hours] to accelerate the skills in new technology implementation. 

So, what you need to do ?

You need an individual coaching to speed up this learning activity.

It should not be in group or online training!! 

Read the below contents from the picture for details, what way I can help/support you.

You can choose the course ‘A’ or ‘B’. Then if you want to have POCs development knowledge, after completion of “B”, you can join.

In the Bottom the Courses TOC discussion videos are given for your perusal.

For Freshers “Course-A” is suitable.

Tech-trend-campain.png

We have a “Pay As You Learn” [monthly] Option for working IT Professionals.

 

The Course details for “A”:

 

The Course details for “B”:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

 

 

 

 

What is Cloud Computing – concepts ?

 

FAQs-Cloud-Concepts

For the answers visit the below video:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/21/learn-aws-with-pocs-easily-to-prove-in-interviews/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/26/devops-or-cloud-which-is-priority-in-it/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/03/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

 

 

 

 

Amaravati [AP-India] IT Jobs posting and trainings – A Face Book Group to join

Folks, 

  1. If your IT Company has the Branch sourounding to Amaravati [AP-India], you can become group member to post the IT Related Jobs.
  2. If you are a College student and ready to appear for exams and chase the off-campus interviews at different cities nearby, you can learn the latest technologies from this site also for interview preparation. Even if  some of you come with  a group an “Online coaching can be organized on the trending topics” along with the interview guidance. So you don’t need to get into wrong consultants shoes. Please note we don’t provide a job or assistance or recommend you to any company like others. After coaching confidently you need to try and you will be able to get a job with the learnt skills. You can join in this group.
  3. If you are a Consulting company and need some kind of Support for your client projects towards Cloud conversion/transition, the relevant support can be given globally to any Country. 
  4. The contacts are given in the below image.

Looking  forward for a response.

Amaravati FB-Group

15. AWS: What is SQS – A discussion video with live app scenarios ?

AWS-SQS-FAQs

If you are a technical designer for any Infra design or software architecture, you should  know the “Simple Ques Service” from AWS. Provided, you are working in that Cloud environment. The attached video had the  discussion on this topic with some live scenarios comparison. You will get to know implementation scenarios also.

If you are interested in session management look into this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. AWS: What is session management in ELB ?

1. How Active Directory [AD] File server [FS] can be connected to AWS ?
2. How NAT Gateways can be connected to AD FS ?

Very important and Critical topic is: Session management. It covers…
3. What is Session management ?
4. How ELB [Elastic Load Balancer] can be utilized to create session management tasks in AWS ?
5. What are the application level session management ?
6. What are sticky sessions ?
7. How to use sticky sessions in AWS ?

You watch all these in a class video, were discussed with live scenarios/examples, which URL is attached below:

https://business.facebook.com/watch/?v=653308511767928

How the defects can be created with ELBs configuration inconsistencies, see the below blog/video

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/22/2-cloud-defectswhat-kind-of-defects-can-be-created-without-session-management-in-elb-cloud/

13. AWS:How to take Snapshot and copy to another EC2?

 

AWS-Snapshot-EBS

Let us think in traditional approach first.

Let us take a scenario of files copy from one machine to another machine.

You need to do the following:

  1. We need to copy the files into a pen drive or HDD or Copy them into a shared network drive.
  2. If you copy them into HDD or Pen drive, you need to connect to other machine to copy them into 2nd machine.

Now in Cloud using AWS; to know ” how we can do this activity ” we can see from the below steps:

  1. You need to have one EC2. [in this example, I have created one EC2 Windows server. Then attached one EBS Volume [which is equivalent of HDD or a Pen drive].
  2. I made this EBS Volume as an HDD to this server.
  3. Then I created some .txt files to take backup of these files.
  4. Then I have created the backup of these files using AWS Snapshot process.
  5. And attached this Snapshot to another 2ndEBS Volume.
  6. I have created 2ndEC2 with the same configuration.
  7. And attached the 2nd  EBS .
  8. Then I released it as HDD.
  9. Finally, those two text files can be seen in this 2nd   EC2.

These detailed steps were drawn in the attached video with “AWS live exercise class lesson of 1.45 mts. duration”.

The similar exercises were given during the Cloud Engineer interviews. So if you are appearing for the interview this might be useful one.

If you have patience and time, you can watch it in the below link. And practice it for your interviews.

Good luck in your AWS practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Microservices can be used to simplify monolith applications

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Microservices can be called as another revolution in IT Industry to simplify the applications engineering/maintenance/operation. These can be operated through Containers.

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961

 

The attached Video class has the discussion on this topic for your free learning:

How best you can utilize Cloud Architect role as an efficient IT Management practitioner ?

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What are the Skills required for a Cloud Architect ?
How best you can utilize this role as efficient IT Management practitioner ?
Many organizations use the role of Cloud Architect for DevOps Practices also in small to mid size IT Organizations or departments.
But in reality if the organizations want to implement effectively and efficiently the Cloud migrations, they need to dedicate the Cloud Architect role as per the standards.
You can also watch the below video to know what kind of activities and planning need to be done for Cloud initiation. This was published by me on May 21, 2014.
For relevant Blog visit:

You can also see:

What is the need of upgrading cloud skills for a PM role ?

 
In 2017, Gartner published on Cloud Architect role with many activities along with the required skills. We may not be able to use the entire activities related to this role. But there are some mandated activities we can use them in regular business.
I have extracted some of the important points where in the current trend the IT Management practitioners can utilize them and see the differentiation from your past executions on this role. A discussion video is attached below for your perusal.
Finally, I would say you are mandated to separate this role from DevOps Activities assigning and dedicate the role for;
  • Cloud Infrastructure Planning,
  • Designing,
  • Building and
  • implementing effectively for business needs 
So many burning issues related to DevOps and Cloud can be separated and resolved faster to move forward. This way many risks can be reduced!!
If you are an IT management practitioner; and would like to get any clarifications to implement these practices you are advised to contact me on FB and have a call.

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

 

 

 

How to create AWS S3 Bucket

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

See the difference on the salary amounts to seek your role as per your professional potentiality.

Do you want to the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

 

 

 

 

AWS-SAA-Course

AWS: How to config Cloud watch SM-Agent ?

 

When you want to use Cloudwatch for monitoring the AWS Cloud services you need to configure with the below steps: a) Cloud watch agent through SM-Agent in an EC2  server with different IAM role policies. b) In the architecture you need to Install the Cloud watch agent with different IAM policy role on different EC2 clients.

  • Step1:
    Creating IAM Roles
  • Step2:
    How to install and configure SSM Agent in EC2 server
  • Step3:
    How to install Cloud-watch Agent on Client EC2.

The attached video has the class discussion and the required steps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

DevOps or Cloud Which is priority in IT?

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DevOps or Cloud Which is priority in IT?

When we see the current IT industry technology migration, there are 2 common topics:

  • Cloud conversion
  • DevOps practices/implementation

When we check for priority, which one is top most ?

Let us consider the scenarios;

  1. If the IT systems are running still on traditional infrastructure, then Cloud is priority to save cost.
  2. If some of the IT systems are running in Cloud and need to continue Cloud conversion completely, yes then also Cloud conversion is priority rather than DevOps implementation.
  3. If the DevOps is implemented with traditional systems and not converted into cloud yet, yes Cloud is the priority then DevOps automation need to be implemented using the Cloud services.
  4. If the DevOps is an ongoing process along with Cloud means; They need to implement both of them in parallel, by taking each Sprint cycle for Cloud conversion and within this cycle the devops can be executed for the future cycles.

Hence if you consider any combination which is connected to Cloud The IT Management most prioritized responsibility is to save the Infra cost which is a direct savings. Hence they are forced to give priority for Cloud in the coming years.

  • Hence if one learns the Cloud technology it can stand years together.
  • Even DevOps also stands in the Industry.

Note:

  • If somebody says I want to live in a city, without a house [either by rent or own] you can not live there right ?
  • The same way without having the Infrastructure you can not run the show of IT systems.
  • You can not bear the costly house also right [the traditional infra]?
  • The Cloud migration is; like you need to move to a new house, when you migrate into cloud with the current IT systems.
  • Then later on the SDLC/Delvery processes [DevOps] tuning can happen.

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

Visit the below blogs also:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/04/how-best-you-can-utilize-cloud-architect-role-as-an-efficient-it-management-practitioner/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

For some more details visit my other blogs also:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/17/how-can-you-start-your-2nd-innings-with-cloud-job-market/

Also see the below blogs if you are keen in these skills learning:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

Simple EC2 exercises[from blogs] – AWS free account?

If you are a new learner of AWS, you can practice the simple EC2 exercises.

The below video has them from  this blog site [with some tools installations] given for linux OS.

 

This video has a demo on “How to troubleshoot AWS EC2-Apache setup”. If you are new for this activity, you can watch this 1 hr video.

 

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

AWS: What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

 

What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

In any traditional infrastructure, we can see scaling up and down the network or servers can be done through tools or manually.

In Cloud service we can do these activities using a Cloud service.

If we consider the AWS services, Autoscale is the service to monitor and add the needed VMs or delete the unused instances from the network [VPC/Subnet].

The attached video has the class discussion on this topic.

faqs-devops-eng-network-knowedge

 

 

 

 

 

How can you start your 2nd innings with Cloud job market ?

If you are from Legacy infra background and legacy infra projects are getting nullified from your IT services company.

Please note; the Technology trending brings out always to flush out the legacy practices.

And you might have been warned by your employer/client  to look for another job in the current job market with a caution of pink slip!!

  1. Can you get the job with legacy infra practices/experience, when all the IT infra setup is getting moved into Cloud to save the cost ?

  2. Do you think the recruiting teams are going to consider your legacy resume ?

  3. What are you going to do ?

  4. How to become competent learner ?

  5. How to avoid your life threating stress ?

  6. How to cope up with fast learning skills ?

  7. How to plan to focus and beat the current job market without wasting your time?

  8. How to save your time and continue to get the payslip with another employer ?

You might feel its a million dollar question  at this time.

Visit the below link for gudielines:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/310749222911689/

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Please watch the below 10 mts video to get relief on your stress.

I have given the similar advise to Storage engineers to utilize effectively their time in their 2nd innings.

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For details Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/story/reader/?page_story_id=369616483620811

For class samples visit the below videos:

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

What will be the IT storage cost savings through Cloud conversion?

How can you plan and move to Cloud storage ?

  • In global IT field, there are numerous Storage companies and having Billion Dollar Business years together.

  • There are lacks of Storage engineers  working for these companies globally.

  • There are millions of customers still using these services without moving into Cloud.

  • If they move into Cloud the following savings can occur.

But, what will be the future of  Storage Engineer ?

How to safeguard their job in IT industry ?

What skills they need to learn on war footing base ?

You can see the below image with estimation/guidelines:

Storage-conversion-Cloud-Cost Savings-1.png

The same blog contents were discussed in a 10 mts video:

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

As per the market need one need to learn on building the infra in Cloud and DevOps Automation. These are divided into two stages. The details are given in the below blog with video discussion:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

What will be the size of Cloud market in IT by 2022 ?

How will be the Job Market for Cloud?
You need to read this news published by PTI, to assess the value of the Cloud Market:

https://www.thehindu.com/business/one-million-cloud-computing-jobs-to-be-created-by-2022-in-india-report/article25577779.ece?fbclid=IwAR2urKsuovAWDcRipd3imZt8ekoX2KTcOYUaaV7Hai-cVqR1wbx40l6Ee-w

The above news is for India only. Globally it should be more than 10 million people might be required.

IT spending in India to fall 8% in 2020 due to Covid-19, first dip in 5 years: Report

Gartner also estimated on the Infra movement to Cloud technology to save cost.

Read the below latest report as on Updated: June 04, 2020, 06:49 IST.

I think by now you understand the value of learning Cloud computing.

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Become member in it.

Visit for your Cloud Coaching details:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/salary-survey-indicates-employers-prize-amazon-aws-certifications-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

AWS-SAA-Course
How to create AWS S3 Bucket

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

For latest Gartner research report details visit:

What is Gartner prediction for 2022 on Cloud Services ?:

Also visit to know the current Cloud Skills lacking :

https://vskumar.blog/2019/12/19/aws-lack-of-cloud-engineer-skills-1/

What are the major benefits of Cloud ?

If somebody want to learn the benefits/usage of the Cloud, look into this!!

How the Infrastructure cost and maintenance was managed in traditional model ?
What is Capital expenses ?
What is Variable/operational cost ?
When we use Cloud; which one is going to be saved under Infra cost for an IT company ?
When we adopt Cloud; what are the major advantages ?
How Human/Machine resources cost can be reduced by implementing Cloud in an IT company ?
How Agility/Speed can be used by implementing Cloud Infra ?
How Economics can be applied with Cloud ?
How the IT company can focus only on business [not on Infra worries]?

The attached Video has the same discussions.

 

 

For detailed coaching on Cloud Architect contact in FB.
Already 10-15+ Yrs IT Infra professionals are attending to it to convert into this role.

Visit for free concepts learning:

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

 

 

To see some of the course classes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

Benefits of Cloud

DevOps Practices & FAQs -3 [Domain area]

For your DevOps job interviews coaching contact in FB.

Please note pre-requisites:
You should have attended/practiced tools sessions already.

 

Please read the previous FAQs series also: Devops-practices-faqs-1

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/29/devops-practices-faqs-2-devops-practices-faqs/

faqs-devops-eng-network-knowedge

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

 

If you want to know the above knowledge visit the below class video:

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

FB-DevOps-Practices Group-page

Following videos are made to elaborate on the need and advantages of thinking on conversion into DevOps Practices by IT Companies and the Professionals. Comparative reports have been incorporated.

 

 

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What are the main activities you need to do before planning for cloud conversion?

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What are the main activities you need to do before planning for cloud conversion?

Obviously, rather than thinking on the screen operations of a Cloud services products we need to understand your current network architecture.
Your network architecture is like software product.
Think, this product you are migrating to Cloud. Then you need to drill down each of the Network domains. Understand the public/private subnets how they were configured? How the IPs were used ?
Then you need to understand the cloud services vendor [which you want to use to migrate into it] products to map to your network components.
Then you need to compare with the cloud services components.


If you are looking for similar Cloud Architect Coaching with AWS, Please contact.

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

Already 15+ yrs Infra experienced professionals are undergoing this kind of coaching to become sound Cloud Architect with AWS.

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

 

faqs-devops-eng-network-knowedge

 

 

 

Why do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

Benefits of CloudWhy do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

Below video has the details of SAA Course with the domain knowledge expertism for you:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/642868796242922/

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

Note:

  • I also have special coaching with this domain knowledge coverage using AWS.
  • This kind of coaching you may not find everywhere.
  • Visit the discussion points from the above site to know the level of the coaching.

12. AWS-SAA: What are the S3 Bucket and Object operations – Practice

 

This is the discussion and screen operations practice video on How to apply S3-Bucket and objects operations?

It has the below options practice:

  1. How to create a Bucket with permissions to version?
  2. How to create a folder with or without version options and test the object share ?
  3. Create objects without and with version options ?
  4. How to share the objects on Internet with URL ?
  5. Testing different versions of the object upload and sharing them on internet.

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching :

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

 

 

11. AWS-SAA: How to plan on “moving your DB backups to AWS S3-Glacier [cold storage]” ?- video

If you are interested to learn on the planning activities, you can look into the below video:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/552407698568828/?t=21

 

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

 

AWS-SAA-S3-Glacier.png

This is the discussion video on How to apply S3-Bucket objects for Cross Region Replication [CRR]?

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

For CRR Practice videos, visit the below links:

 

 

10. AWS-SAA: What is S3 Bucket CRR ?- discussion/practice video

AWS-SAA-S3 CRR

Let us assume an international bank has daily transactions files in different global regions. Those need to be shared across globe for different business users purpose in each country. They should be able to access them for their dashboards. This example talks on this kind of cross data sharing scenario using “S3-Bucket Cross Region Replication [CRR]”.

At the end of this blog, you can find the same scenario simulation using AWS S3-Buckets.

If you want its theory/definition, you can visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

This is the discussion video on How to apply S3-Bucket objects for Cross Region Replication [CRR]?

 

You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

 

For CRR Practice videos, visit the below links:

 

 

1. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep with a class video

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only.

A class video is attached towards FAQs analysis for answers.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 1-4

To, find these questions analysis watch my online class video:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

 

2. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep – answers analysis in video

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to Security and compliance.

In the Bottom you can see the video for  questions 1-4 analysis in a class.

5-8-AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs5-8.png

 

The Questions from #1 to #4 analysis are in the below video:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

3. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 13-16

 

 

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

DevOps Practices FAQ -1

With reference to my DevOps Practices group questions/queries, I would like to publish some of the questions in this blog also.

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If you are new for DevOps, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2017/10/22/why-the-devops-practice-is-mandatory-for-an-it-employee/

To learn Devops Prcatices/issues handling, you can join:

The DevOps experienced readers are invited to comment on the queries/questions below this blog itself for future readers purpose.

I would like to pose the below questions for practitioners.
As we all are aware most of the current DevOps engineers are from the background of Sysadmin roles.
1. When they transition into these modern roles, what kind of issues they might face ?
2. Are they comfortable to mix with Dev and Ops culture ?
3. Can they adopt the Sprint cycles ?
4. As A practitioner what kind of support you might need to give it to them ?
Please let us start our discussion with your opinions through this blog.

=== Please note the following on the agenda of the Facebook group ====>

These questions are created through a DevOps  practices group for the professionals who are in DevOps Practices. Their typical roles are; DevOps Engineers, DevOps Architects, DevOps Practioners, etc. Basically the relevant Infra architects also will come into this group like; Cloud architects. But most of our discussions are related to processes, procedures, standards and Implementations.

Please note we are not going to discuss on any tools or cloud services behavior and their usage. There are numerous sites on these areas. You are most welcome to post the issues you face related to improvement of the delivery/sprint cycles through your retrospectives. These can create some actions and outcomes. And all of these can be mapped to the tools those are being used in the projects. This way the new practitioners can learn faster to push the feedback/CDI cycles in their regular projects. Hence the joiners in this group please note all the above and scope of the discussion to scale up yourself. Good luck!

Note: For DevOps technical blogs please visit my site: https://vskumar.blog/
If you are a learner in DevOps, please send a FB request to me. The declined professionals for this group, need to validate as per this description.

With reference to this group agenda, for every member monthly few knowledge sharing discussions participation need to be there to sustain their membership. Totally inactive members are not eligible for continuation.

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Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

DevOps Patterns

Visit the below blogs also:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/24/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/21/how-a-cloud-architect-is-different-from-devops-role/

 

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4. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 17-20

 

 

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

 

2. AWS POC : WordPress[WP] infrastructure creation using a free tier account

With reference to my previous blog on:
1. AWS:How to create and activate a new account in AWS ?
https://vskumar.blog/2018/09/01/1-awshow-to-create-and-activate-a-new-account-in-aws/

I have made a scenario based “AWS services usage” blog in this content. Which can be considered as a Proof of Concept [POC] Project also.

If you are new for cloud technology, I have made a video cum blog for you to understand its initiation/evaluation concepts. This video is more useful for PMs/Cloud Architects/DevOps role based people.

For video Visit:

For the above video’s blog:

https://vskumarcloudblogs.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/how-to-initiate-a-cloud-transformation/

Now, let us move forward with this blog content.

In this AWS exercise, I have described/demonstrated on WordPress[WP] infrastructure creation using a free tier account.

At the end of this blog a micro level lab practiced steps are copied and a recorded video is there on my channel.

I would like to explain from architecture/design perspective through this blog, before you go to Lab steps.
After doing this exercise, simply and finally we can come into the following conclusions:

a) Creating a blogging infrastructure can be fully automated through AWS services.
b) Infrastructure can be created at any time on-demand without any up-front
commitment for how long we will use it in AWS.
c) We can pay for our infrastructure depending on how many hours we use it.
d) Infrastructure consists of several parts,
such as; i) virtual servers, ii) load balancers, and iii) databases.
e) Infrastructure can be deleted with one click without costing to us.

This process is powered by AWS automation. So it will not be billed to our free tier account after deletion!!.

First let us analyze on WP and its components.

How a WordPress infrastructure can be planned?

Assume we have a startup company, which publishes more white papers and  blogs.

Assuming; our startup company currently uses WordPress[WP]  to host over 500 blogs on our own servers.  The blogging infrastructure must be highly available, because customers don’t tolerate outages of any servers.  To evaluate whether a migration is possible through AWS services, we need to do the following three Activities planning and try out with AWS free-tier account:

A) Set up a highly available blogging infrastructure in AWS.
B) Estimate monthly costs of the infrastructure.

C) Finally, Delete our blogging infrastructure to save cost from free-tier account.

For our understanding on WP;

  • WordPress[WP] is written in PHP and uses a  MySQL database to store data.
  • Apache is used as the web server to serve the blog pages.
  • With this information in our mind, we map our requirements to AWS services  to test the infrastructure creation.

Now, let us analyze on “what are the AWS services required for our WP test infrastructure?”.

We need  the below AWS services to do this activity:
I. Elastic Load Balancing (ELB),
II. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2),
III. Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL and
IV. Security groups.

Let us analyze what are the functions/benefits of  these AWS services.

I. Elastic Load Balancing (ELB):

AWS offers a load balancer as a service.
The Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) distributes traffic to a bunch of servers behind it in a cloud environment. It’s highly available by default.

Let us assume our startup company’s blogs are published globally. From many countries these can be accessed by the users. Assume there are lot of users access this content globally. Then in traditional method your load is not balanced without  having physical servers connected through VPNs/networks, etc. in different locations. Think about the Hardware/Software/maintenance/FMG cost for this traditional infrastructure. We can not think it being a startup company to spend much. No way!! Hence we need to depend on cloud service provider.

With AWS ELB, this can be balanced by distributing the blog users traffic to different virtual servers under cloud environment. To denote this distributed load balancing  architecture, I have collected a diagram  on;

WordPress infrastructure and Load Balancing through ELB AWS service.
Which is pasted here for your clarity on the ELB function.

WP-Infra-ELB-load Distribution.png

II. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2):

It is A virtual server which is provided by the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service of AWS. We will use a Linux server with an optimized distribution called Amazon Linux to install Apache, PHP, and WordPress during our exercise. Please note; we are not limited to Amazon Linux only; we can also choose Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, or Windows. Virtual servers can fail at any time, so we need at least two of them for contingency planning. The load balancer will distribute the traffic between them. The beauty of AWS service in case of a server failure is; the load balancer will stop sending traffic to the failed server, and the remaining [contingency] server will need to handle all the requests until the failed server is replaced. Let us not worry on this communication! You will be intimated the status through alerts.

A sample architecture diagram is pasted here FYI with two EC2 instances.

EC2-two instance-ELB-Scenario.png

III. Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL:

WordPress relies on the popular MySQL database. AWS provides MySQL as a Relational Database Service (RDS). We can choose the database size (like; storage, CPU, RAM), and RDS takes care of the rest (backups, updates). RDS can also provide a highly available MySQL database by replication. In traditional [non-cloud] model we had the similar setup. It occurs huge costing. By using AWS cloud services this can be easily maintained with minor costing only.

On this context; from the below diagram we can see the MYSQL features from AWS services offering.

AWS-MYSQL-RDS-features

V. Security groups:

In every application architecture we need to have the security features in place. Either these can be embed in the applications or through security tools it can be applied. So the entire architecture is protected that way.

But in cloud services many providers provide these services differently with their services offering.

The Security groups are a fundamental service of AWS to control network traffic like a firewall in traditional systems. Security groups can be attached to a lot of services like ELB, EC2, and RDS. For example; with security groups, we can configure our load balancer as below:

It only accepts requests on port 80 from the internet. Web servers only accept connections on port 80 from the load balancer. And MySQL only accepts connections on port 3306 from the web servers. If we want to log in to our web servers via SSH, we must also open port 22. Similar ways the architecture setup can be configured.

FYI, I have considered a diagram from AWS docs; which denotes a typical AWS multi-tier approach security services with a Firewall:

AWS-Security mulit-tier aproach.png

As shown in the above diagram, A security group acts as a virtual firewall for our instance to control inbound and outbound traffic. When we launch an instance in a Virtual Private Cloud[VPC], we can assign the instance to up to five security groups. It means in any VPC  AWS provides five different security groups.

So, now what is our start company plan for security?:

Let us assume our startup company’s blogging infrastructure consists of two load-balanced web servers running a) WordPress and b) a MySQL database server.

The following tasks are performed automatically in the background through AWS:

  1. Creating an ELB.
  2. Creating a RDS MySQL database.
  3. Creating and attaching security groups.
  4. Creating two web servers.
  5. Creating two EC2 virtual servers.
  6. Installing Apache and PHP via yum.
  7. Install php, php-mysql, mysql, httpd.
  8. Downloading and extracting the latest version of WordPress from http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz   
  9. Configuring WordPress to use the created RDS MySQL database 
  10. Starting Apache. 

Before going to the above steps, I would like to show the below diagram for your understanding on “The setup of WP hosting on AWS”. You can download it through the URL given and see it as an image file for your understanding.

AWS-WP-Hosting setup

Now, let us recap our beginning conclusions for this blog. We need to do the below activities till end of the exercise.

  1. Creating a blogging infrastructure.

  2. Analyzing costs of a blogging infrastructure.

  3. Exploring a blogging infrastructure.

  4. Shutting down a blogging infrastructure.

  5. Deleting infrastructure from AWS Account.

1. What actions we need to consider for Creating blogging infrastructure in AWS?: To create the blogging infrastructure we need the below steps to follow on AWS console.

Note: Please note time to time the screen flows [micro level steps] might change on AWS, but the process should be the same to understand on creation of this WP infra.

  1. Open the AWS Management Console at https://console.aws.amazon.com.
  2. Click Services in the navigation bar, and click the Cloud-Formation service.
  3. Click on Create Stack to start the four-step wizard.

Now we will see what are these 4 steps wizard process it contains.

I. Creating a blogging infrastructure: Step 1 of 4

You need to name your infrastructure. Enter “wordpress” as the Name. For Source option, select and  Specify an Amazon S3 Template URL as shown in the screen [lab exercise screen]. Copy this URL and save somewhere in a text file for future reference/usage. About this process, during lab demo you will understand clearly.

II. Creating a blogging infrastructure: Step 2 of 4

Click Next to set the KeyName to “vskumarkey” [example only, you can give any name], for Step 2 of 4. Click Next to create a tag for our infrastructure into next screen. These steps can be seen clearly in lab practices steps.

III. Creating a blogging infrastructure: Step 3 of 4

A tag consists of a key-value pair and can be used to add information to all parts of our infrastructure. We can use tags to differentiate between testing and production resources, add the cost center to easily track costs in our organization [if any], or mark resources that belong to a certain application if we host multiple applications in the same AWS account.

In this example, we will use a tag to mark all of our resources that belong to the “wordpress system”. This will help us later to easily find our infrastructure. Use “system” as the key and “wordpress” as the value.  Click Next. Finally, we will see a confirmation page for Step 4 of 4. For clarity look into lab steps.

IV. Creating a blogging infrastructure: Step 4 of 4

In the Estimate Cost row, click Cost. This will open a new browser tab in the background. Keep this browser open only. We will come back to this screen later. Switch back to the original browser tab and click Create. We can see next Review screen in the next page.

Now, our infrastructure will be created. This Review screen shows that wordpress is in the state of CREATE_IN_PROGRESS. It takes 15-20 mts to complete this process.

Now, please take a look at the result by refreshing the page. Select the “WordPress” row, where Status should be CREATE_COMPLETE. If the status is still CREATE_IN_PROGRESS, be patient until the status becomes CREATE_COMPLETE.

Switch to the Outputs tab [below part of the screen], which is the Blogging infrastructure result. There we can find the URL to our “wordpress system”; click it to visit the system.

What is AWS Automation here?:

As we have discussed in the beginning of this blog, one of the key concepts of AWS is automation. We can automate everything. In the background, our blogging infrastructure was created based on a blueprint with its automation. So the above mentioned [10] tasks have been performed in the background by AWS cloud formation service. You can see the beauty of this automation during lab demonstration.

Blogging infrastructure result:

Now we’ve created our blogging infrastructure, let us take a  look at it. Our infrastructure consists of the following as we discussed in this blog:

  • Web servers
  • Load balancer
  • MySQL database

Now; we will  use the resource groups feature of the Management Console to get an overview.

Exploring the created WP Blogging  infrastructure

Now let us understand;

What is Resource Group in AWS?:

  1. A resource group is a collection of AWS resources.
  2. Resource is an abstract term for something in AWS like an EC2 server, a security group, or a RDS database.
  3. Resources can be tagged with key-value pairs. In such case; let us note we can have more than one key-value pairs.
  4. Resource groups specify what tags are needed for a resource to belong to the group.
  5. Furthermore, a resource group specifies the region(s) where the resource should reside in. It means globally these resource groups can be deployed for its functioning. 
  6. We can use resource groups to group resources if we run multiple systems in the same AWS account. This way we are sharing the resources among the projects or app architectures.
  7. Let us note that we have tagged the blogging infrastructure with the key “system” and the value “wordpress”.
  8. As an example; from now on, we will use this notation for key-value pairs: (system:wordpress). We’ll use that tag to create a resource group for our WordPress infrastructure.  For further clarity please look into the lab steps/video.

Now let us understand;

How to create  a resource group in AWS?:

    1. In the AWS part of the top navigation bar, click Create a Resource Group.
    2. Set Group Name to “wordpress” or whatever you like.
    3. Add the tag system with the value wordpress.
    4. Select the region N. Virginia [for example]. [I have used my existing account]
    5. Save the resource group.
    6. It will take you to next screen shown in next page. Follow the below steps.

How to see the Blogging infrastructure web servers via resource groups details?:

  1. Select Instances under EC2 on the left to see the web servers.
  2. By clicking the arrow icon in the Go column, you can easily jump to the details of a single web server. 
  3. Now, You are  looking at the details of your web server, which is also called an EC2 instance.

Details of web servers running the blogging infrastructure:

  1. On this screen the interesting/important details are as below:
  • Instance type: It tells us about how powerful your instance is.
  • Public IP address: The IP address that is  reachable over the internet. You can use that IP address to connect to the server via SSH.
  • Security groups: If you click on View Rules, you’ll see the active firewall rules like the one that enabled port 22 from all sources (0.0.0.0/0).
  • AMI ID: Let us recollect that we used the Amazon Linux operating system (OS). If you click the AMI ID, you will  see the version number of the OS, among others.  

We also need to know the utilization of webservers, like how we used to monitor in live [for production boxes].

Looking for webserver utilization and metrics in AWS:

2. In the screen; Select the Monitoring tab to see how your web server is utilized.

3. This will become part of our job: really knowing how the infrastructure is doing.

4. AWS collects some metrics and shows them in the Monitoring section. If the CPU is utilized more than 80%, you should add a third server to prevent page load times from increasing.

Now let us understand on;

How to check the Blogging infrastructure load balancer via resource groups?:

  1. We can find the load balancer by selecting Load Balancers under EC2 on the left to the page.
  2. By clicking the arrow icon in the Go column, you can easily jump to the details of the load balancer.
  3. Now, we are looking at the details of your load balancer.
  4. Here; the most interesting part is, “How the load balancer forwards traffic to the web servers?“.
  5. The blogging infrastructure runs on port 80, which is the default HTTP port.
  6. The load balancer accepts only HTTP connections to forward to one of the web servers that also listen on port 80.
  7. The load balancer performs a health check on the virtual servers attached.
  8. Both virtual servers are working as expected, so the load balancer routes traffic to them.    

How to check the MySQL server ?:

Details of the MySQL database which stores data for the blogging infrastructure

  1. Now; let’s look at the MySQL database. You can find the database in a resource group named wordpress.
  2. Select DB Instances under RDS at left.
  3. By clicking the arrow icon in the Go column, you can easily jump to the details of the database.
  4. Now the details of our MySQL database are shown in the screen.
  5. The benefit of using RDS is that we no longer need to worry about backups because AWS performs them automatically.
  6. Updates are performed by AWS in a custom maintenance window. Keep in mind that you can choose the right database size in terms of storage, CPU, and RAM, depending on your needs.
  7. AWS offers many different instance classes, from 1 core with 1 GB RAM up to 32 cores with 244 GB RAM.

Note: I would like to emphasize to compare the traditional [non-cloud] approach. We were using scheduler to backup the DB periodically. Some times we used to shutdown the live systems to take the backups. So, from AWS RDS services we do not need interruption to the business to take backup, RDS takes care everything. We can save the role of sysadmin/DBA while using the AWS services. This way the resources efforts and business services down time are saved.

As we planned three activities for this whole exercise as on now; we have completed the activity of “A) Set up a highly available blogging infrastructure in AWS.”

Now, we are going to work on; “B) Estimate monthly costs of the infrastructure.”

  1. As the  part of this exercise is’ cost estimation also need to be done.
  2. To analyze the cost of our blogging infrastructure, we will  use the AWS Simple Monthly Calculator.
  3. Recollect that we clicked the Cost link in the previous section to open a new browser tab.
  4. Now, switch to that browser tab, and you will see a screen as shown in the below  chart.
  5. To Estimate of our Monthly Bill, and expand the Amazon EC2 Service and Amazon RDS Service rows.

Now, Let us see and understand the below chart.

Blogging infrastructure cost calculation

Now it’s time to evaluate costs. We can see on How much does it cost?

  1. In this example, our infrastructure will cost is around $60 per month.
  2. Let us keep in mind that this is only an estimate.
  3. We are billed based on the actual usage till the end of the month.
  4. Everything is on-demand and usually billed by hours of usage or by gigabytes of usage.
  5. But what influences the usage for this infrastructure?

Let us analyze different situations and identify the costing parameters as below:

Traffic processed by the load balancer: Let us assume; Expect the costs to go down in during festival/vacation season like;  “December and the summer”. When the people are on vacation and not looking at our blogs.

Storage needed for the database: If our startup company increases the number of blogs, the database will grow, so the cost of storage will increase this way.

Number of web servers needed: A single web server is billed by hours of usage. If two web servers are not enough to handle all the traffic during the day, we may need a third server.  By default we need to keep in our AWS/EC2 setup. In that case, we will consume more hours of virtual servers.

Now we had a clear overview of the blogging infrastructure creation and its cost estimation/Analysis. Similar way you will be able to do for your AWS migration projects also.

Now; with reference to  the 3rd  step, it is time to shut down the infrastructure and complete our AWS migration evaluation exercise.

Let us recap our planned 3rd activity;

C) Finally, Delete our blogging infrastructure to save cost from free-tier account.

Now, go to the CloudFormation service in the Management Console and do the following:

  1. Select the WordPress row.
  2. Click Delete Stack, as shown in top of the screen.
  3. After you confirm the deletion of the infrastructure, it takes few minutes for AWS to delete all of the infrastructure’s dependencies.
  4. Please note; this is an efficient way to manage our infrastructure.
  5. Just as the infrastructure’s creation was automated, its deletion is also completely automated.
  6. You can create and delete infrastructure on-demand whenever you would like, and you only pay for infrastructure when you create and run it.  

<===== I copied the relevant lab practiced steps for your easy use ======>

These steps were used as on dated: 9th Sept 2018 on my free-tier account for student purpose.
The AWS might change its Screens flow or UI part time to time.
Hence from the above blog narration some detailed steps are given in the below lab practice steps for your easy use/practice.

1. Sign-in to your AWS console account from URL:
https://aws.amazon.com/

2. Login to the account.
3. Click on Services.
4. Please note we need to use Cloudformation service of AWS in this exercise.
Hence click on Cloudformation.
5. You will be shown the screen to create a new stack. Click on it. Note as mentioned in my blog it has 4 step process.
6. Now, select a sample template. Choose WordPress blog. It creates/shows the S3 template url.
7. Copy the S3 Template URL into a file for future usage.
8. Now, click on Next to go to next screen.
9. Under Specify Details columns, mention the details.
10. Please note my Infra name I want to give “wordpress”.
11. It has the predefined DB “wordpressdb”, I will keep it.
12. I can give DB Passwords, as required in the entry boxes/columns.
13. Dbuser “vskumarwp”. It has instance type t2.small.
14. Now, as you are aware we need to have the local SSH keys which we have created earlier. I have some keys I have selected one. [If you are new for this account, create the SSH keys…]
15. I need to give the range of IPs to be used for our wp servers.
I want to use 192.168.116.9/15.
16. Now, need to click on next…
Please note the above steps are required for you….

17. Let me give System as “worpress” and key as “system” as mentioned in my blog.
18. I want to skip ARN value in this exercise, due to as I mentioned in blog I would like to follow. I will not have any ARN, Hence monitoring is not mandated for me in this exercise. Then press “Next”.

19. Now, we will see the review screen as mentioned in Blog. On reveiw screen press Create button.
20. We are in creation process screen as mentioned in Blog.
CREATE COMPLETE IS DONE NOW.

21. Now let me click on my instance vskumarwp.

22. Now, go to the top navaigation bar and select the resource groups.
23. Select create resource group. You will get a new screen which has some entries and selections. Give tag key as “worpress” and press create group.
24. Next screen it shows wordpress as the resource group name.

25. Now, go to EC2 instance from the left side shown.
Now, you can see in bottom of the screen as mentioned in the blog.

26. I can see ELB by clicking on ELB option in the left panel.
Please note I have not given the ARN. Hence the Monitoring option is not selected.
Due to it might charge me.

27. You can see the cloud watch options through monitoring button in the below part of the screen.

28. Please note the security groups are attached by default.

29. Please note if I want to use this EC2 instance which is prepared for WP, I need to launch in AWS services live.
Which is going to be billed. Hence I will stop at this point.

30. The FINAL step is to delete the Instance of WP. I will go to cloudformation option.
Then it displays the current instance. I will select it and go to actions and select the DELETE STACK Option.
It prompts for ‘YES/NO’, Select Yes. It can take some time to perform deletion.

31. Once it is deleted it will comeback to the Stack creation screen.
Please note I have checked it, there are no existing instances in my current account.
We can see it as terminated instance.

32. So, this way we can create infra and delete it very easily.

33. So, let us have a final conclusion, section from blog.

34. Please call me if you need any coaching for AWS course….
THANKS FOR WATCHING MY VIDEOS/BLOGS ……..

 

Watch the below video on this blog Narration:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=254567748762273

 

For the above steps a 40 mts videos has been made and hosted  on my channel. Please look into it also.

================= End of Lab practice ===============================>

 

Now, after doing all the above steps we can compare our conclusions mentioned in the beginning of this blog. I copied the same for your cross check!!

a) Creating a blogging infrastructure can be fully automated through AWS services.
b) Infrastructure can be created at any time on-demand without any up-front
commitment for how long we will use it in AWS.
c) We can pay for our infrastructure depending on how many hours we use it.
d) Infrastructure consists of several parts,
such as; virtual servers, load balancers, and databases.
e) Infrastructure can be deleted with one click without costing to us.
This process is powered by AWS automation. So it will not be billed to our free tier account after deletion.

I assume now, you are a fearless user of AWS to create the infrastructure through your free-tier account and delete and maintain the account without a cost to your CC/Account.

If you are interested to learn Virtualization with Vagrant visit:

1. Vagrant/Virtual Box:How to create Virtual Machine[VM] on Windows 10?:

Note to the reader of this blog:

If you are not a student of my class, and looking for it please contact me by mail with your LinkedIn identity. And send a connection request with a message on your need. You can use the below contacts. Please note; I teach globally.

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This blog is created as an video  also. There are series of videos made till end of the lab session. At the end,  the lab practices are also recorded for your use with your free AWS account.

 

 

 

 

For some more AWS Specimen POCs visit the below FB web pages:

Build Cloud Solution Architects

MicroServices and Docker

If you want to learn indepth Cloud/DevOps Architec role with Infra setup upto IAC Automation the following course can help you to convert into the demanding role:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

There are many global working professionals are inclined on this curriculum. Watch the videos and ping me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli

3. AWS: How to create S3 Bucket and share object URL ?

In this blog, I have given the link to the discussion video:

a) Creating a Bucket on S3.

b) Uploading an Object.

c) Sharing the object URL.

d) Testing the object URL for its display in  Different Laptop.

Watch this attached video



AWS-SAA-Course

35. DevOps:How do you plan an IAC [Infrastructure As Code] ?

 

 

vskumarcloud-build-cloud-architect

When you are working for DevOps practices, the following question I would like to ask…

How do you plan an IAC [Infrastructure As Code] ?

You or your team member might be expert in Configuration tools.

But without having clear environment specifications these tools will not have any AI to get your environment.

When we do IAC as part of Devops practices, we also need to do identification of Infrastructure needs for different environments.

At that time one need to do the following activities also.

This is not only for a Cloud Architect, even for a DevOps practitioners it is mandatory.

Look into the discussion video mentioned in the below URL.

Please note unless you give specifications to DevOps Engineer he/she can not build sustainable environment.

Your prior planning is very essential.

Cloud architect: How to build your Infrastructure planning practice ?

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/04/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

 

How a DevOps Architect role is different from A Cloud Architect ?

Many people might feel the Cloud Architect and DevOps Architect can play dual roles. As per my observation yes, many small and medium level organizations are utilizing the IT Professionals in the same manner. I wrote a blog for these roles segregation with their main Activities. I felt this might help to some of the practitioners.

With reference to my previous blog on Cloud Architect role comparison with DevOps, there were questions on DevOps architect role comparison.

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/21/how-a-cloud-architect-is-different-from-devops-role/

Basically, A DevOps architect need to work on:

  1. Identifying the Sprint cycles for different projects.
  2. Identifying the different environments needs including the different test levels requirements.
  3. Plan/design the environment specifications to build Infrastructure As A Code [IAC] and guide the DevOps Engineers.
  4. At the same time he/she need to collaborate with the Cloud Architect to seek the permissions/approvals to utilize the cloud environment on these environmental requirements/setup.
  5. Both these architects need to measure the cost of this Infrastructure to estimate and get approval from the management.
  6. The DevOps Architect is also responsible to plan for different production deployments. He/She need to work together with the Cloud Architect to establish this setup.
  7. In the current trend the containerization is accelerating with Cloud technology. Both these architects need to keep working on these areas to reduce the Virtual Machines cost by replacing with containers. At the same time these two people need to think on converting the applications into Microservices slowly with the Agile methods. This will have easy maintenance in future and also the further cost can be reduced in view of infrastructure and the man power. And their guidelines need to submit to management as a proposal. These two people are also responsible to upgrade their teams skills on the new trends in Cloud technology.
  8. If you ask me the question who are the team members for these roles;
  9. DevOps Engineers will report to DevOps Architect.
  10. Cloud/system engineer reports to Cloud Architect.

So these architects need to manage their teams well in view of their skills augmentation and the tasks rolling as per the DevOps Speed/Velocity concepts.

What kind of IT Professionals can be converted into DevOps Architect ?

Basically, the DevOps activities are related to more on Practices and Culture. If your background is related to the below areas in the past, your profile might suit to convert by learning the above mentioned skills.

  • You might have worked on Deployment areas
  • Worked in release management
  • Worked in Development processes implementation areas.
  • You should be savvy in implementing the Agile/Scrum/Lean practices.
  • You should have worked as a Servant leadership role also. [Even as a Scrum master]. In many cases this role is responsible to mentor the teams on different practices implementation by gearing up the teams to follow DevOps Velocity.
  • You should have worked in Identifying the retrospective issues very well and implemented the improvements in different Sprint cycles.
  • He/she should be savvy in learning new technology and transform the knowledge to the teams well. This knowledge should be very simple on the tools features related areas and how they can utilize them in their setup ? How they can reduce the efforts and cost to the company with a ROI Demonstration. They need to prove it to management with a POC.
  • This person is responsible to show some ROI as Cloud Architect does it on DevOps New practices implementation.
  • The DevOps Architect reports to the DevOps Practices head or CIO or CTO. Where as the Cloud Architect reports to CIO or CTO. Depends on the size of the organization, there can be Chief Cloud architect also, where all the Cloud architects report to this position.

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

Note:

The DevOps Architect need not put his fingers into low level command scripts. It is the responsibility of the DevOps Engineers.

Hope this blog clarifies for many people.

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Also read the below blog on how the Costly Cloud Defects are getting created:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/14/how-the-cloud-professionals-can-create-the-costly-defects-and-the-reasons/

36. DevOps:Why the DevOps practice team is required to involve in Infra cloud planning? ?

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Why the DevOps practice team is required to involve in Infra cloud planning?

I was talking to some clients recently on the importance of Cloud migration activities planning. I have come with some guidelines for them as part of my engagement. Some of my guidelines given to them, I would like to share as below.

When the DevOps practice team need to do the infra setup  for a cloud migration they also need to participate on the identification of Infra activities and the specifications. Which is very essential.

This need to be done as initial step with any Cloud services migration.

As per my opinion we can work with any cloud services like; AWS/AZURE/Google Cloud, etc., by having the above activity as mandatory.

The attached blog/Video contains the same discussion with the details of the steps required to setup a Virtual Private Cloud. The VPC nomenclature we might have seen with AWS. But similar setup or name cane be there with other Cloud service providers also.

Once this VPC is created the systems are going to be hosted on Cloud.

The Ops team’s responsibility is; to make sure the Cloud migration is correctly and completely done for all the live setup.

At the same time they also need to conduct a pilot testing activity successfully which is mandated as per the Agile Projects management [Agile PM] standards before they announce go live.

They also need to do a parallel run along with the past production setup with a new cloud setup for few weeks.

 

Below URL contains the initial planning discussion as mentioned:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

 

If you want to learn detailed discussion on Infra planning, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/04/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

 

 

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Please Note!! all the current IT infra setups are mandated to migrate into cloud… due to their BIG savings on IT budgets..with Cloud.

You can also see the PTI news in the given blog for the size of the Cloud 

jobs in India by 2022:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

So to catch the market or scale yourself in IT Cloud needs, you need to learn it.

1. If you are looking for Conversion into AWS Cloud Architect Job role, with your Sys/Network/Storage/DB admin role;

2. Please look into this!! This is valuable and great opportunity for you!! to step down into it.

3. There are many IT professionals globally converting through right mentors, from Traditional role into this role to catch up the global IT market demand!! to sustain in IT Payrolls…….!!

4.Please come back for a discussion, after all the below links/blogs/videos walk-through thoroughly.

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/352049242184854/
If interested to convert, Please ping me on FB messenger by sharing your linkedin profile in advance to our chat/discussion.
Good luck!!

[https://www.facebook.com/shanthikumar.vemulapalli].

 

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/salary-survey-indicates-employers-prize-amazon-aws-certifications-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

 

AWS SSA salary is higher than any other roles in AWS.

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Also please note;

  1. Being experienced IT Professional, I don’t give live projects like training companies.
  2. Because I don’t handle any AWS client projects just for this course.
  3. But as per the IT delivery life cycle standards we will create some Proof of Concept projects during this course, which can be used for a client demo later by you.
  4. You as Cloud architect, will be able to take-up/handle confidently the client projects after this course.
  5. At the same time, I don’t place anybody after coaching. After learning you need to expose the international IT Job market.
  6. If interested on this learning please come to a call to discuss the same by booking time with a scheduled call.

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For more details on course samples, visit the following blogs/videos/Feedback also.

What are the skills required for a Cloud Architect ? [From Gartner report – 2017]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/

Visit the recent student feedback on this course:

It was from one of the working IT Professionals interview on my course. He has 9.5 yrs sysadmin experience. He answered the below questions:

1. What did you expect from my course before joining ?

2. How did you feel on the material ?

3. How did you feel on explanation ?

4. How did you feel on the chapter wise questions practice ?

5. Did you get any job experience feeling from my course ?

6. If your current company put you on AWS tasks also, what is your confidence level ?

7. Finally, what is your target for your exam prep ?

8. How are you going to RE-use material ?

9. How are you going to RE-use Lab sessions ?

In some of my Youtube videos you can find his attended sessions also!!

You can see from the below Facebook page also:

This is available on my youtube channel also:

 

Another student discussion on “Course on AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional“, after attending AWS-SAA course.

Following are the samples of my previous classes with 10+ yrs experienced Sys-admin IT Professionals:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/16/12-aws-saa-what-are-the-s3-bucket-and-object-operations-practice/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

You can also visit my youtube channel: Shanthi Kumar V

How to plan on “moving your DB backups to AWS S3-Glacier [cold storage]” ?

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/552407698568828/?t=86

 

 

7. AWS-SAA: Sample questions for S3 and Glacier with answers discussion video

There are 16 Questions for practice on AWS S3 and Glacier.

The class videos are attached towards Practice Questions analysis with answers.

To, find these questions analysis watch my online class videos with different students discussion:

The below video has 16 FAQs analysis.

In the below video 1st 10 FAQs with another participant:

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You can also see the below video on S3 Patterns usage discussion:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

 

5. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

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Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

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8. AWS-SAA: What is Pre-Signed URL and Cross region replications A scenario based online class [theory]discussion video

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This video has the discussion on AWS S3 Bucket/Objects Pre-signed URL.
1. What is S3 Pre-signed URL ?
2. How it can be made for Bucket and objects ?
3. How to share the Bucket objects in Cross Region replication ?
5. What are the security/access levels need to be followed to share to users ?
6. How these features can be used for a Movies hosting site for a limited period ?

 

 

This has the discussion video on S3 Logging, Events and the pattern usage also.

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

Visit for AWS FAQs discussion:

 

1. Cloud architect: How to build your Infrastructure planning practice [watch many scenario based videos] ?

If you are a Cloud Architect, you might do project initiation for Cloud migration projects. During that time you need to have a plan to get series of activities and to make a project schedule. You might need to see this discussion Video also along with your planning. It will add value for your future efforts savings or can reduce repeat activities. Please send your feedback by e-mail [mentioned in it], which can encourage us to make such Consulting/discussion videos sharing on Social.

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With reference to my previous blog on the role of Cloud architect, in this blog I would like to present on:

  • What is Traditional Infrastructure planning and building analysis ?

  • How to setup a new Infrastructure for an E-commerce [simple site] in Traditional manner ?

  • What are the Activities we might do ?

  • How to compare them in high level with a Cloud Architecting ?

  • If the Cloud architect apply these practices in his/her area, lot of time for roll back/back out tasks can be reduced during migration.

The following One hour Video has the entire elaboration  for your clarity with a Consulting/Training discussion:

You can also join for similar discussions:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

If you are looking for coaching on your role Cloud performance, please contact me on my FB with your Linkedin URL.

For details on my coaching visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

If you are interested to know the Cloud initiation activities, visit my video:

A scenario based discussion happened with a Cloud professional from the above video/blog:

Cloud Initiation and Practices – 1:

https://www.facebook.com/101806851617834/videos/336263767430087/

Cloud Initiation and Practices – 2:
This is the 2nd discussion video on the Cloud initiation and on the needed practices.

1. Vagrant/Virtual Box:How to create Virtual Machine[VM] on Windows 10?:

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How to create Virtual Machine[VM] on Windows 10 using Vagrant/Virtual Box.

In this exercise, we will see the following sections/topics/activities:

Let us consider the below two activities.

I. How to Install Vagrant and VirtualBox ?
II. How to Initialize our first virtual environment with Vagrant setup ?

I. How to Install Vagrant and VirtualBox ?:

Step1: Selecting the Virtual Box
Initially, we need to install the software required to manage a virtual machine
environment, which is a hypervisor as well as the Vagrant software itself.
In this activity, we will install VirtualBox to use it with Vagrant.

VirtualBox is an open source hypervisor that was initially made as the only
hypervisor and supported by Vagrant.
The VirtualBox is broadly supported by the Vagrant community.

Before we install the VirtualBox and Vagrant software, we need to obtain its latest versions.
VirtualBox can be downloaded from its project website at http://virtualbox.org.

Please note, in this exercise we are going to use for Linux installations [VMs] only. Also note, in this exercise I am using Windows10 as OS. Hence I need to select for my use the windows version under Windows hosts.

When we click on it, it downloads the file named as “VirtualBox-5.2.16-123759-Win”, as on date this is the file exists. [it might vary time to time]. You can install it on your desktop/Laptop now. 

A new installation of VirtualBox will display a welcome message in a window titled as
“Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager”.
When you have created more than one virtual machines, this dialog displays information about the machines created using VirtualBox.

Step2: Getting  Vagrant to operate the Virtual Box
Now, we need to get the Vagrant file to install.
Vagrant packages are operating system-specific and can be downloaded from the
Vagrant website at http://vagrantup.com.
Download the appropriate version  for your system [example: Windows10].
You can find, Windows 32-bit or 64-bit. In my current Laptop, I use 64 bit.
You can find the file as “vagrant_2.1.5_x86_64” to download the same.
Now install it after its download.
Vagrant setup wizard will drive you with it easy guidelines.
It installs by default into:C:\HashiCorp\Vagrant\
It takes few minutes to copy the files and install into your Desktop/Laptop.

Step3: Identify the Vagrant installation
Now, It will ask you to reboot your machine. Once you rebooted your system, please follow the below steps.

How Vagrant works?:
Let us understand; Vagrant followed the below procedure in the above Step2.
The Vagrant installer extracted and copied its files, and added the vagrant command to the executable path.
On Windows OS, this will install Vagrant to the default OS X Applications/ directory.
Also let us note; Vagrant is a command-line driven application, there are no programs
accessed from this OS.
Now, by opening a command prompt [CMD in windows] let us verify that Vagrant is working. We need to do it by executing: “vagrant version” command in CMD.

We can see the below screen output in CMD window:
=== CMD window output ====>
C:\Users\Windows>vagrant version
Installed Version: 2.1.5
Latest Version: 2.1.5

You’re running an up-to-date version of Vagrant!
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From the above output;
It is confirmed, we are ready to start using Vagrant!

Note: Please visit https://docs.vagrantup.com/v2 , to know  further the Vagrant installation guidelines.

Let us recap, What we have done is; we installed a working Vagrant environment which consists of:
a) A hypervisor application that can contain virtual machines.
b) Also let us note; Vagrant is a tool that makes managing these machines simpler and available.
c) It is important here to note that Vagrant is simply a framework to manage virtual machines.
d) It is not an application to create and host virtual machines.

II. How to Initialize our first virtual environment with Vagrant setup ?:

As mentioned in the above sections, once we have a working Vagrant environment with a hypervisor, we can initialize our first environment.
There are two ways we can  work with Vagrant to achieve this task:
a) In a new environment with a newly initialized Vagrantfile.
b) In an environment which is maintained in source control system (such as Git, SVN, etc.), which has a Vagrantfile included in a project and keeping  Vagrantfiles for different purposes of the projects.

This is a powerful  technique to manage and track changes in Vagrant environments. This kind of method can be more useful to  build the Environments easily with the concept of Infrastructure As a Code [IAC] under DevOps culture. Which is also a script driven [automated IAC] process.

But in this example, we will initialize a new environment with the basic configuration of a Vagrantfile.

Step1: Let us create a vagrantfile with  vagrant init command as below to get an ubuntu 16.04 machine with 32 bit.

I have copied my screen display with used commands for this process.

I need to have a different folder and used the below command in that folder”.

vagrant init puppetlabs/ubuntu-16.04-32-nocm