Create And Configure Basic VPC Components in AWS

1 hour
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

AWS Networking consists of multiple components. Understanding the relationship between the networking components is a key part of understanding the overall functionality and capabilities of AWS. In this learning activity, you will gain hands-on practice by creating a VPC with an Internet Gateway, and you will create subnets across multiple Availability Zones.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a VPC

Create a VPC from scratch (without using the VPC Wizard).
Set the VPC CIDR to

Create an Internet Gateway

Create an Internet Gateway and connect it to the VPC.

Edit the Main Route Table

Edit the Main Route Table with two entries.

  1. Create a default route to the internet using the CIDR notation
  2. Create a local route to allow internal communication within the VPC between the two public subnets.
Create a Network Access Control List (NACL) and associate it.

Create a Network Access Control List (NACL), and associate it.

Create two public subnets

Create two public subnets in different availability zones using the following IP CIDR addresses:

  1. Subnet 1 in us-east-1a:
  2. Subnet 2 in us-east-1b:

Additional Resources

Use the login credentials specified to log into the AWS Console. After logging in, you will create a new VPC with public subnets. Each subnet will be created in different availability zones and you will attach a Network Access Control List (NACL). Finally, you will create route table entires to allow communication between subnets and out to the internet.

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