Run your entire corporate IT infrastructure in a cloud environment that you control completely—and do it inexpensively and securely with help from this hands-on book. All you need to get started is basic IT experience.
You’ll learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a private Windows domain, complete with Active Directory, enterprise email, instant messaging, IP telephony, automated management, and other services. By the end of the book, you’ll have a fully functioning IT infrastructure you can operate for less than $300 per month.
Learn about Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and other AWS tools you’ll use
Create a Windows domain and set up a DNS management system
Install Active Directory and a Windows Primary Domain Controller
Use MicrosoftExchange to set up an enterprise email service
Import existing Windows Server-based virtual machines into your VPC
Set up an enterprise-class chat/IM service, using the XMPP protocol
Install and configure a VoIP PBX telephony system with Asterisk and FreePBX
Keep your network running smoothly with automated backup and restore, intrusion detection, and fault alerting
Chapter 1 To the Cloud!
Who I Think You Are and Why I Think You Care
Introducing Amazon Web Services
The Plan of Attack
Setting Up the Domain and DNS
Setting Up Your Security Credentials
Setting Up Your First Virtual Private Cloud
Standing Up Your First Server Instance
Understanding and Configuring Your VPN Server
Your New Topology
Chapter 2 Directories, Controllers, and Authorities—Oh My!
So Young for Such a Big Promotion!
Configuring the Default VPC DHCP to Play Nice with Your New Domain
Creating Your Own Certificate Authority
Chapter 3 Let There Be Email!
Setting Up the Instance
Configuring Your New Mail Beast for Incoming Messages
Configuring Outgoing Mail
Telling the Outside World About Yourself
Chapter 4 Doing Things the Easy Way
Introducing the EC2 API Command Line Tools
Downloading, Installing, and Configuring the Tools
Downloading and Importing a Test Image
Cleaning Up and Wrapping Up
Chapter 5 Do You Have Some Time to Chat?
Chat? Really? Isn’t That So 1990s?
One Standard to Rule Them All
Configuring the Network
Installing and Configuring Your XMPP Client
Chapter 6 The Voice of a New Generation
Picking and Installing a PBX Package
Making VoIP Calls
Chapter 7 Keeping Your Network Fit, Trim, and Healthy