Amazon EC2 Linux instances do not come with a GUI. By default, you need terminal access for all application configuration. Most of the developers/sysadmins working with Linux would prefer the command line over Graphical User Interface. But developers who are new to Linux would require a GUI for installing and managing the applications. Once you installed the GUI essentials on your server, you can access it via windows remote desktop client. If you are using Linux, then you can use VNC viewer as a remote desktop client. In order to have a GUI, a lightweight LXDE desktop has to be installed on your server.
Create a RDS Database Server
- Open the Amazon RDS console athttps://console.aws.amazon.com/rds/.
- In the navigation bar, verify the selected region.
- In the navigation pane, clickSubnet Groups, and then click Create DB Subnet Group.
- Complete theCreate DB Subnet Group page as follows:
- Enter a name inName. For example, my-db-subnet-group.
- Enter a description inDescription.
- Select your VPC fromVPC ID.
- InAvailability Zone, select the first Availability Zone from the list. Select the private subnet from Subnet ID, and then click Add.
- InAvailability Zone, select the second Availability Zone from the list. Select the private subnet from Subnet ID, and then click Add.
- In the navigation pane, clickInstances, and then click Launch DB Instance.
- On theSelect Engine page, select the MySQL tab, and then click Select
Configure a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources into a virtual network that you’ve defined. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that you’d operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS.
VPC with Public and Private Subnets (NAT)
Amazon VPC enables you to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that you’ve defined, called a virtual private cloud (VPC). The configuration for this scenario includes a virtual private cloud (VPC) with a public subnet and a private subnet.
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