Creating a Basic VPC and Associated Components

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45 minutes
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

AWS networking consists of multiple components, and understanding the relationship between the networking components is a key part of understanding the overall functionality and capabilities of AWS. In this hands-on lab, we will create a VPC with an internet gateway, as well as create subnets across multiple Availability Zones.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a VPC
  1. Create a VPC from scratch (without using the VPC Wizard).
  2. Set the VPC CIDR to 172.16.0.0/16.
Create a Public and Private Subnet in Different Availability Zones

Create a public and private subnet in different Availability Zones using the following IP CIDR addresses:

  • Public1 subnet in us-east-1a: 172.16.1.0/24
  • Private1 subnet in us-east-1b: 172.16.2.0/24
Create Two Network Access Control Lists (NACLs), and Associate Each with the Proper Subnet
  1. Create a public NACL with inbound rules allowing HTTP and SSH traffic, as well as an outbound rule allowing traffic on port range 1024-65535.
  2. Associate the public NACL with the public subnet.
  3. Create a private NACL with an inbound rule allowing SSH traffic with a source of 172.16.1.0/24, as well as an outbound rule allowing traffic on port range 1024-65535.
  4. Associate the private NACL with the private subnet.
Create an Internet Gateway, and Connect It to the VPC

Create an internet gateway, and connect it to the VPC.

Create Two Route Tables, and Associate Them with the Correct Subnet
  1. Create two route tables:
    • One for the public subnet with an internet gateway route
    • One for the private subnet without an internet gateway route
  2. For the public route table, create a default route to the internet using the 0.0.0.0/0 CIDR notation.

Additional Resources

Use the credentials provided to log in to the AWS Management Console. Make sure you are in the us-east-1 region.

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