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- Understanding the cloud
- Public, private, community, and hybrid clouds
- System requirements for cloud deployments
- Creating and executing a deployment plan
- Testing your deployment
- Troubleshooting deployment problems
Skill Level Beginner
Tom Carpenter - Okay as you go through this course, I want you to do. Do what? Do. So I want you to do the things I show you. And in order to do that, you're going to need some free accounts in the three major cloud service providers that we're going to be talking about. AWS, GCP. That's Google Cloud Platform. And Microsoft Azure. So in order to do that I just want to get you started in the process. Help you see where you go, in order to get access to this information. And then, you'll also be able to go beyond what we do together in the course. And play around with other things if you desire to, as long as you stay within that free area, you'll never have to pay anything. So let's take a look. - First of all, we'll go to aws.amazon.com, and then when you do you can go to pricing. And then AWS Free Tier. When you get to the AWS Free Tier page, you can click on, Create a Free Account. And then you're going to put in your email address you want to use, your password, and create an account name. Which you do need to be unique to you. - Now here's the thing, when you go through this process, it's going to ask you for a credit card, and that's used to validate your identity, and to charge you for anything you use that's not available in the Free Tier. Now AWS, it's very important to know, is going to allow you immediately to start doing things that incur charges. Without you doing any upgrades to your account, or changes to your account. So make sure you pay close attention to everything you do in AWS. And always select the items that say, "Free Tier." As long as you choose the things that say "Free Tier," you're staying in that area, where there are no charges. But there's another thing that you can do with AWS, to kind of help protect yourself, and that's that you can configure budgets, so that you know automatically, if you've accidentally tried to do something that wouldn't be free. - Let me show that to you. We'll go in the different browser where I'm logged into. A Management Console for AWS. And notice that one of the things you can do in the Cost Management area is you can go to AWS Budgets. Here in AWS Budgets I can say that I want to create a budget. And I can say I want to do a Cost, Usage, Reservation or Savings Plan Budget. I want a Cost Budget. So I click on "Set my Budget.' And I'll call it, "SetTo0," Just to remind me that that's what I'm dong here. It's a monthly budget. It's fixed, and they won't let you put in 0, but you can put in 0.01. And what that's going to do is say, "Don't ever let me spend more than a penny." Right? So that's as close to zero as the budget will let me configure. And then I can come down, and simply click, "Configure Alerts" to continue on in the process. And then I can set alerts so that I can be notified, and alerted if I was to go beyond it. - Now I could go further, this might be some learning experience you'll need to get later on. But I could have CloudWatch, watch these alerts, and automatically turn of anything that's charging me. So there are extra options to go even further, but this should be enough to give you that notification, "Oh no I just started something that's going to charge me money, so I need to stop that." And that's important with AWS again because they don't require that you upgrade to begin using non-free things. - The next thing we'll look at is the Google Cloud Platform. And we can create a Free Tier by going to cloud.google.com/free. We'll click on "Get Started for Free," And it's going to ask you to log on potentially if you already have an account that you want to log on with. Or you can choose to use another account. And what it's going to do is let you create this with any email account, or you can use an existing Gmail account to set it up. - The same thing is going to be true here as it is with AWS. They'll need a credit card to prove your identity. The difference though, - Let me back up in this process. The difference is that when you utilize this particular service. If we go into the details You can see here that it's going to give you this free access, the program duration is 12 months, with a $300.00 credit. So during that 12 months you can use non-free things up to $300.00 worth. - But the key is, that you must upgrade, in order to use things beyond that $300.00 credit. So once you expire the $300.00 credit, you'll get a notification "You can't do this anymore." Because you're out of your free #300.00 credit, and you have to upgrade to continue doing it. So it gives you that protection against accidentally incurring charges. Now let's look at Microsoft Azure. - Here we see that we can create a free Azure account. The same thing. And it's the same process, you put it an email address, you put in a credit card number to validate your identity as well as a phone number with this one. And here's the key thing. You've gpt a free account, and you've got a $200.00 credit. Now here's the big difference. Notice, 30 days. So you use up that $200.00 credit in the first 30 days. - But it's free for 12 Months, to use the free services. So there's a bit of difference there. In the same way as Google Cloud Platform, here with Azure, it's not going to automatically start charging you. You have to upgrade your account, in order to get to the point where you can use it. In fact, Azure's a little different. In that, unlike GCP, Google Cloud Platform, which will let you keep going with your free stuff, Azure disables your account. Once you've got to the point where you'd be incurring charges. And then what you have to do is ask support to enable your account and disable any charged things in your cloud, and then you can go back in and use free things for 12 months. So a little difference between these, but it's the same basic process to set them all up. You need an email address, you'll need your address, your phone number. You'll need a credit card so that they can prove your identity, and so that with AWS they can charge you if you start doing things that actually incur a cost.