Update Your Network to Optimize Costs

30 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This lab will present you with several overage costs due to non-optimal network services being utilized for your Flying Bears & You, Inc. company. You will utilize the AWS Pricing Calculator to review cost changes in switching the network setup and then implement the changes that help cut costs.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Current Costs and Endpoint Creation

This objective will include creating an estimate in the AWS Pricing Calculator to review the current environment costs and the costs of the expected change. You will then create and test the VPC endpoint to allow the private instance access to S3.

Create a NAT Gateway and Compare Costs

This objective will include creating a NAT gateway to allow the private instance access to the internet. You will need to update the route table as well to ensure that access is complete. Then, you will add the gateway to the estimate with the costs of the changes and compare the costs of the changes to the costs of the environment before changes were made.

Additional Resources

Lab Setup

  • Open the AWS Pricing Calculator.
  • Log in to the AWS Management Console using the credentials provided on the lab instructions page. Make sure you're using the us-east-1 Region.
  • Log in to the servers (Private and Public) using the credentials provided:

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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