Databases on AWS for Windows


This quest is designed to help you navigate through a sequence of related topics and AWS services as it relates to Databases on AWS for Windows, like Microsoft SQL Server and Amazon RDS for SQL.

AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell: Getting Started

This lab will take you through the steps to set up and use the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. This toolkit enables you to manage your AWS resources the same way you use Windows PowerShell to manage your on-premise Windows environment. You will examine the various authentication types that can be used with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. At the end of this lab, you will use AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell to write your own self-healing PowerShell scripts.

Administering Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

This lab leads you through the steps to launch and configure your first Microsoft SQL Server instance on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). You will scale database instances, access the Amazon RDS instance via Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, and configure Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). At the end of this lab, you will have created a database in Amazon RDS and performed administrative operations, such as migrating a large database to Amazon RDS and database backup (snapshot) and restore (recover) operations.

SQL Server in Amazon EC2: Getting Started

This lab leads you through the steps to launch a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance with Microsoft SQL Server, which is preinstalled using an Amazon Machine Image (AMI), and add that instance to an Active Directory domain. You will use Windows authentication with Active Directory to login to Microsoft SQL Server, and practice administrative operations such as importing data into the cloud. Prerequisites: To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with basic Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server administration. You should have taken at least “Introduction to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) with Windows Server” or “Creating Amazon EC2 Instances with Microsoft Windows” before attempting this lab.