• Golden VM images are template server images that are hardened to meet IT standards and come with preinstalled and preconfigured custom software and settings that help you save time and ensure consistency. EC2 Image Builder enables you to automate the creation, management, and deployment of compliant golden VM images quickly and easily via automated pipelines that keep images secure and up-to-date.

  • This step-by-step guide explains how to configure DFS Namespaces for Amazon FSx for Windows file servers.

  • This step-by-step guide explains how to securely connect to your Amazon EC2 instances using AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. AWS Systems Manager Session Manager is a browser/CLI based shell that enables you to connect to Amazon EC2 instances without the need to open ports.

  • Amazon WorkSpaces provides hosted virtual desktops in the AWS cloud that enable users to be more productive by combining applications, compute, and persistent storage in a flexible platform that can be accessed anywhere from any device. Using Amazon WorkSpaces can help you reduce costs, increase security, and simplify the management of your desktop environment while supporting an increasingly mobile workforce. This step-by-step guide explains how to deploy Amazon WorkSpaces.

  • Reserved EC2 instances allow you save costs in Amazon’s cloud if you commit for one or three years. AWS Savings Plans have a similar purpose but offer more flexibility. In this post, you will learn about the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of Reserved EC2 instances and AWS Savings Plans.

  • This step-by-step guide explains how to configure Amazon EC2 on-demand Capacity Reservations.

  • Whenever you create an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) out of an EC2 instance with multiple EBS volumes, it takes a snapshot of every volume attached to this EC2 instance, if specified. So when you decide to delete this image, it won’t automatically remove the corresponding snapshots. In this guide, you will learn how to remove all AMI snapshots on the AWS Console with the AWS CLI plus bash and with PowerShell.

  • To avoid cost surprises in Amazon’s cloud, you can leverage AWS Cost Anomaly Detection. This step-by-step guide explains how to configure AWS Cost Anomaly Detection.

  • The Amazon CloudWatch Agent enables you to collect metrics, custom metrics, and logs from within Windows and Linux EC2 instances. This step-by-step guide explains how to install and configure the Amazon CloudWatch Agent on EC2 instances.

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    This step-by-step guide explains how to create a hybrid DNS solution between AWS and an on-prem network using AWS Route 53 Resolver endpoints. That integration enables you to resolve DNS records in AWS Route 53 private hosted zones/VPCs from the on-prem network and to resolve DNS records in the on-prem network DNS from AWS services hosted in VPCs.

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    This step-by-step guide explains how to create a native Windows file server on AWS using the Amazon FSx service. Amazon FSx comes in two flavors:

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  • This step-by-step guide explains how to install Hyper-V on AWS EC2 bare metal instances. Bare metal instances enable you to run legacy workloads that don’t work in virtual environments, specialized workloads that need direct access to bare metal infrastructure, applications that have license restrictions, and applications that can take advantage of deep performance analysis tools.

  • In this article, we offer a step-by-step guide on how to set up a SQL Server Always On availability group on AWS EC2 Instances.

  • This step-by-step guide explains how to integrate AWS identity with Azure AD. Such integration would help administrators to focus on managing single sign-on, that is, a single source of truth for user identities in Azure AD while having the convenience of configuring access to all AWS accounts and apps centrally.

  • This step-by-step guide explains how to integrate AWS Managed AD with On-Prem AD via a trust relationship. A hybrid Active Directory helps administrators to maintain a relationship between the two domains to ensure domain resources can be accessed by the users in the different domains.

  • Azure Traffic Manager is an Azure service that provides a load balancing for your applications at the DNS level. It offers a highly efficient approach to traffic routing that combines end-to-end application health checks, intelligent DNS, and global load balancing into a single platform.

  • To manage Azure virtual machines (VMs) and install and configure the applications within them, you can connect via either PowerShell or RDP. In this article, I’m going to demonstrate how to access Windows VMs using PowerShell

  • Last week in Ignite Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. This service allows you run SQL Server with all the features of Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise in the cloud without needing to manage Windows virtual machines (VMs).

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