Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.

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Hello Team,

I'm in the need to create a witness server for our failover cluster in AWS. I will need to join this witness server to the domain and I'm not sure how to go about this in AWS. Would i need to have a domain controller in AWS or can I just join it to my local domain that is not in AWS?
If so can you please provide some steps.

Thank you
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I need to decide if I should hire a security expert to try and "break" my site.

I have the latest updates for WordPress and WooCommerce and host it at AWS as EC2.

Where kinds of security problems might I have?

I already changed the database username to no longer use "root".

Can you think of things I can do to nail down the site?

Is it worth having a security guy look at it?

I have a handful of Windows Servers (2012 & 2016) running IIS in Amazon EC2.

I'd like to be able to backup the IIS Logs to an S3 bucket in the .gzip format and have old logfiles be deleted on the server.

Does anyone know of a script (Powershell or otherwise) that can leverage the AWS CLI that can do this?

How do you get your IIS Log Files to Amazon?
Would like to upload huge files around 15 gb to aws ec2 instanc
Could you pls advise how to achieve this
Dear colleagues,
I'm looking to monitor buckets in Amazon S3 that have open access permissions.

I know there are enterprise solutions like Alienware, UpGuard, Acunetix, Cloudcheckr, Lightrail, etc and open source solutions like CloudCoreo, and Activity Aware IDS. I know there's a built-in AWS Trusted Advisor Security Check, available for free with a Business support plan. But I think it should be possible to build an out-of-the-box solution.

I'm sending CloudTrail events to a CloudWatch Logs log stream in the log group and then Create a Metric Filter and an alarm. I need help writing a Filter Pattern that triggers if a user changes the permissions of the existing bucket, which actually is the use case.
I need to know when my site is either down or having slow performance.

It's WordPress and is hosted on AWS EC2.

What kinds of services can you suggest? Free services usually have less features than paid ones. I am not looking to spend money, but would it it adding more features, like reporting.

Hello Experts,

I have created an EFS Filesystem, I am trying to find a script which will give me the below

Input to script : EFS Filesystem ID
Output : {AZ targetIPAddress}

we dont have aws dns, so we are manually mounting using IP address...Here are the steps, I have...

1. The below command will give the Subnet and IP address
# $ aws efs describe-mount-targets --file-system-id fs-e10c82b2 --query 'MountTargets[*].[SubnetId,IpAddress]' --output text

2. The below command will give me AZ for the subnets
$ aws ec2 describe-subnets --subnet-ids subnet-9456320b --query 'Subnets[].AvailabilityZone' --output text

How do I combine these 2 scripts to get

Please assist
Have a SMB that would like to migrate to the cloud for mainly file sharing purposes.
They don't really need AD, just some way to manage and share files between about 20 users.

Looking at AWS, Azure and Sharepoint.  Does anyone have any recommendations, pro's/con's, etc.

I have been tasked with terminating an AWS VPC. This company has two VPC's, one old and one new. There are no running EC2 instances but I'm not sure if there are any other services attached to this VPC.

What's the "best practice" for decommissioning a VPC?

I've been going through various services and, where I can, I search according to VPC ID (e.g. vpc-12345678) but I'm not finding alot. If anyone has done this before, I'd love some tips.


I have a bucket called SRC.Jobs that I want to do a multipart encrypted upload to.   I have been told that I can't do this because the bucket has a period in the name.  Is there a way around this?  Changing the name will break a bunch of other processes.
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If I wanted to take my Wordpress site (hosted on AWS E2) live at 10:00 AM on a certain day, how best to do this?

Clearly the domain needs to be directed that site, and no one can guarantee show long that would take. Also, the real domain must point to the real site in order to get the SSL certificate purchased and installed. And I need to do a full test of features once its everything's intact.

But I need to hide it completely from view until 10:00 AM. I would like to literally flip a switch to take it online.

I was under the assumption that even if displayed a "Coming Soon" splash screen and hid the site behind a temporary login page for developers, that the entire site could still be consumed by web spiders. Is that true? Is there a way around this constraint?

So, I need to move the site to the correct domain but need it totally hidden until I flip the switch.

What shall I use as a deployment strategy?

I have an EC2 instance that is basically a small LAMP server hosting a few sites. I performed a yum update on it then did a reboot. 15 minutes later I was still unable to SSH to it so logged into AWS management site to do an instance stop, then start. It is now getting hung up on boot. I can't get a screenshot but I can retrieve logs (attached). What are my options (if any) for recovery here? I have an old snapshot that I could re-image. With nightly data backups and code being checked into GitHub I haven't lost any code or data but it would be much easier to recover this image as opposed to firing up a new one and re-configuring everything again.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I have a Word 2017 (Mac) doc that is outputting a PDF that is 362 MB in size. I have about 85 pictures in there which I have not yet compressed. but this only represent about half of the book.

I plan to sell this on download from my website, so the question is, what kinds of expectations are there for file size of the PDF they purchase?

Then, what about needing to support the bandwidth of such a large file? If I sell it, using eBay, for $9.99, I clear about $9.50 per copy. How much money will I spend simply paying AWS:EC2 for the bandwidth of 1/2 Gigabyte download?

I've created an instance in AWS and set up the operating system with the correct settings and applications.  From here, I'd like to use it as a base image for further installations or versions of software for testing.

However, when I create an AMI and instantiate from the AMI I can never log into the operating system.  I've tried:
  1. Setting up the instance with the default password and using that default password on the AMI instance
  2. Changing the password in windows and then using the changed password on the AMI instance
  3. Changing the password in windows but using the previous default password on the AMI instance

If I try and get the AMI instance password by choosing 'connect', I get the message saying I need to wait 4 minutes for the instance to startup.  On googling, it looks like you can't 'access' the AMI instance password by using 'Connect' and providing the key as it's supposed to be the previous instance's password.

I've also found online that you can set the instance or AMI to reset the password to a default when you create a new instance from the AMI (which means you don't need to know the previous instances password) but I've been unable to find that setting.

Any help appreciated!  Ideally I'd like to be able to create an instance from the AMI without having to know what the password was.
how can I have an instace of CENTOS in AWS and be able to login with one user that has a key and other user that will be only able to login with user name and password

is this possible?


i want to know if it is possible to import a machine running on Amazon cloud to VMWARE.

When my site are in development I have always gotten the IP address from AWS, then accessed them from my browser. But here's an article I would read if there is a secret exposure...

I do not take lightly to changing my Hosts file because I do not want to put myself into an unstable condition, if I missed something in the directions.

Is there risk to using an IP address to directly access my PC? I assume the biggest benefit is that the site can be kept private from public view, but is there any way in the world that someone cold guess that address?

Are the scrapers out there pinging billions of IP addresses?

As far as keeping it private, it is mainly that I can use my real domain name and keep that private? That's nt important to me since I can buy the SSL cert and do that before launch. AT the moment, I just need to look at the sire and test it, so by adding my IP into the browser, does that expose my IP to scrapers?

hi trying to install jboss on AWS ubunutu and access console from external/Internet

Followed so far
1. Installed Jboss on ubuntu followed these page (
2. Followed this step to allow connections from external (
3. started with -b
./ -b
./ -b <AWS Elastic IP>

when I tried to connect I get below error on the browser
This site can’t be reached.<AWS Elastic IP> refused to connect.

after I enabled TRACE. I get more info but couldn't figure out what is wrong. Please help
Pls check the attached trace.log file

thanks in advance
I setup OpenVPN Access Server using the public AMI available on Amazon about a year ago.

Part of this includes the ability for Users to sign-in to an OpenVPN Connect webpage. On this page the Users can download the a client to run on their local systems.

The client the Users download is OpenVPN Connect Client

The latest version is 2.4.2 that is available on the OpenVPN Downloads page.

How can I replace the older client on my Server with the newer client so that Users are getting the latest version?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Hi everyone,

Has anyone of you implement these two aws services?

I have the same scenario about this guy.

Thanks in advance for you help
Which are the best training sites for IT?

I have been using -


Most engaging so far and helpful for certification was Testout which does not have all content. But still all training gets less engaging.

I have seen Stormwind which is less engaging and am looking for company like Stormwind which has all training module and more engaging it look go on preview but I have not heard much good feedback on internet and it is a big investment
Hi Expert,

One of our client requested me that they want to access SQL Database from Amazon Web Services . Is it possible. If yes/no please explain. They are already using AWS for their new systems and it really working well. New tooling, technology, TpaaS infrastructure etc. what are our options if they want to keep using the current DB back ends

They also told me they can also migrate their DB back end needs to AWS.
we received this error transferring a VM to Amazon Web services. The VM is 2TB.

IO error: NO space left on device when importing VM from Vmware to AWS

This error shows up in the amazon Web Services plugin for Vpshere.

Does anyone know what this means? does this mean that the connector VM is out of space? how do we resolve?
I need to do a disaster Recovery  test this year and I was thinking about backing up our data from  our domain controller to  Amazon(AWS) cloud

HAs anyone ever  done this?
 I am talking about 600 gb of data

any tips or ideas would be appreicated
Hello EE,

I needed some direction and insight on which load balancer service would be most effective to load balance com+ application traffic . I would need to distribute remote procedure call traffic on tcp 135 , that would then redistribute to a DCOM range of 3500-3900 . The persistence should be Source address affinity persistence " Also known as simple persistence, source address affinity persistence supports TCP and UDP protocols, and directs session requests to the same server based solely on the source IP address of a packet" .

If anyone has some experience and insight into which Elastic Load Balancing service is best to distribute to ec2 instances and a general road map to get this working that would be great .






Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.