Now that we’ve looked at how to get started with the AWS PowerShell tools lets take a look at a simple scenario of launching an EC2 instance to run a basic web server.
The steps involved are:
- Create an Amazon EC2 key pair
- Create a Security Group (ie, a firewall rules)
- Find a suitable Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
- Launch the EC2 instance
- Configure the web server
After walking through those steps we’ll also take a look at how to shut down the EC2 instance at the end and clean up afterwards, so that nothing is left behind.