With the AWS Tools for PowerShell, you can manage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), the service for virtual machines (EC2 instances) in Amazon’s cloud. Using Amazon’s PowerShell tools and the AWS API, we can create, manage, and deploy EC2 instances (VMs) from our console.
Please read my post about the AWS Tools for PowerShell where I talk about the minimum requirements to access AWS. To install the AWS Tools for PowerShell, open up a PowerShell console and run:
You can manage Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) cloud storage solution with help of the Amazon Web Services AWS Tools for PowerShell. In this post, I will introduce you to the cmdlets that allow you access S3.
To follow this guide, you will need an AWS account and access keys. The AWS Tools for PowerShell run on Windows XP or later and PowerShell 2.0 or later. If you want to try the AWS Tools for PowerShell Core, you must have PowerShell 5.1 or later installed.
In my last post, I explained how to install Docker and how to run containers. Today, we will walk through creating a Docker container using a Dockerfile.
A Dockerfile (no file extension) is a definition file that will build and run a container. That container can be a simple Microsoft IIS web application or Python/Flask application or a simple build/reporting service. A definition file helps us with our operational tasks, especially when we are building services or scripts for the repeatable tasks we face on a daily basis.
Docker is an operating-system level virtualization technology that allows you to isolate applications in so-called containers without the overhead of conventional virtual machines. In this post, you’ll learn how to install Docker on Windows and run your first containers.
Docker allows developers building a specific functionality (and all of its dependencies) into a small reproducible environment. This has evolved over time by enabling the ability to create small microservices that do one thing and do it well. I like to think of containers as a Windows Service installed without the need for the entire operating system.
Whether you are a pro with PowerShell or a beginner, PowerShell ISE snippets can speed up your scripting and assist when you are unsure of formatting.
Most IT professionals who work with PowerShell to build tools, scripts, or modules use the built-in PowerShell ISE (Integrated Scripting Environment) to build and debug their code.