Databases on AWS for Windows

Steps 6h 13m 40 Credits

Learn how to deploy and administer databases running on Microsoft Windows Server in Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS.


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.

Quest Outline

Praxisorientiertes Lab

Introduction to Amazon EC2

This lab provides you with a basic overview of launching, resizing, managing, and monitoring an Amazon EC2 instance. Please DO NOT change the auto assigned region.

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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.

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Using Windows Server Storage Spaces with Amazon EBS

This lab leads you through the steps to launch an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance using an Amazon Machine Image (AMI), add multiple disks to the instance, and build a tiered storage pool with SSD and magnetic volumes. You will also create a virtual disk using the storage pool. At the end of this lab, you will understand how to build a virtual disk pool with different storage tiers using Amazon EBS and Windows Storage Spaces and see how to connect to Storage Spaces from another machine via iSCSI.

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Introduction to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) (Windows)

This lab takes you through the steps of creating a MySQL database using the Amazon Relational Database Service using the AWS Management Console, and then connecting to the database in AWS using a SQL client running on a Microsoft Windows server, also provided in the lab environment. For a demonstration, go to:

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Administering Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

This lab leads you through the steps to launch and configure your first Amazon RDS for SQL Server. 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.

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warning SQL Server in Amazon EC2: Getting Started

This lab leads you through the steps to migrate a Microsoft SQL Server database from a pretend (on-premises) SQL server to a SQL Server in your AWS account. In this lab you will launch a Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2017 Express instance into a RemoteVPC. This instance will act as your on-premises SQL Server. You will Install Active Directory Services on your DC instance in your AWS LabVPC and promote it to be a Domain Controller. You will join your AWS SQL Server to your Domain. You will configure remote administrator access to your AWS SQL Server. This will allow you to migrate a database to it. You will install the AdventureWorks database to your Remote SQL Server. You will then migrate the AdventureWorks database from your Remote SQL Server to your AWS SQL Server. Finally, you will verify that the database migrated to the other SQL server by querying the database.


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