`estimate-template-cost` is a nifty command for creating an estimate of costs associated with your AWS CFN template. Results are viewed in a browser window.
Finding an AWS Marketplace AMI image ID is not always straight-forward, but it’s getting easier. Here’s how to find that ID, as of 02/2020.
With this tutorial, you learn the basics of AWS Lambda by creating a classic “Hello World” function. You’ll use CloudFormation from the command line to create the Lambda function, then manually invoke it to prove it works.
This step-by-step, hands-on AWS CloudFormation tutorial is ideal for beginners. You will create a simple CloudFormation stack containing a single resource. And you’ll be doing it twice: with AWS CloudFormation Console, then with AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).
A key pair is required when launching a new AWS EC2 instance. Without a key pair, you won’t be able to connect to the instance. Here’s how to create a key pair without having to go to the Amazon Management Console.
A new AWS account is granted, by default, root privileges. That means it has access to everything. Best practices dictate we avoid using root privileges whenever possible: Enable Multi-Factor Authentication, create and use an Administrator user account instead of root. Also, setup billing alerts to avoid surprise charges.