Preparing an Instance for a Custom AMI

1 hour
  • 1 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

The AWS EC2 service is outstanding when it comes to hosting applications quickly and efficiently. Part of what makes EC2 so efficient is the Amazon Machine Images, or AMIs. These images allow you to spin up EC2 instances at a moment’s notice. These AMIs are great, but you have to guard them very closely if there is any sensitive information on them. If an AMI were accidentally shared to the wrong account, this information would go with it. That’s why you must remove any sensitive information from EC2 instances before creating AMIs from them. This learning activity will show you how to remove sensitive information from your EC2 instances before creating an AMI to maintain utmost security.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Check that the student created an AMI

Additional Resources

Go ahead and log in to the AWS console using the credentials provided.
Then make sure you're in the Northern Virginia Region (us-east-1).

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