Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud: Distributed Hosted Environments with AWS [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud: Distributed Hosted Environments with AWS

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Overview

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 Microsoft Exchange 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449333546
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Dave started his career designing and developing software applications and information systems to carry sensitive data over both wired and wireless networks for clients such as the U.S. Army, the Treasury Department, the Secret Service, and the National Guard Bureau. For his work, Dave received a civilian commendation from the U.S. Army.

In 1997, Dave founded one of the first business divisions in the U.S. to develop custom applications for the Palm. His success at developing a solution for synching data between handheld devices and corporate back-end systems led to the creation of RiverBed Technologies in 1998. Riverbed's Scout™ software was eventually licensed to nearly every major manufacturer of handheld devices in the world. In 2000, Dave was named a Mobile Innovator of the Year by Mobile Computing Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Preface;
Intended Audience;
Organization of This Book;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Acknowledgments;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Chapter 1: To the Cloud!;
1.1 Who I Think You Are and Why I Think You Care;
1.2 Introducing Amazon Web Services;
1.3 The Plan of Attack;
1.4 Setting Up the Domain and DNS;
1.5 Setting Up Your Security Credentials;
1.6 Setting Up Your First Virtual Private Cloud;
1.7 Standing Up Your First Server Instance;
1.8 Understanding and Configuring Your VPN Server;
1.9 Your New Topology;
1.10 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 2: Directories, Controllers, and Authorities—Oh My!;
2.1 So Young for Such a Big Promotion!;
2.2 Configuring the Default VPC DHCP to Play Nice with Your New Domain;
2.3 Creating Your Own Certificate Authority;
2.4 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 3: Let There Be Email!;
3.1 Setting Up the Instance;
3.2 Installing Exchange;
3.3 Configuring Your New Mail Beast for Incoming Messages;
3.4 Configuring Outgoing Mail;
3.5 Telling the Outside World About Yourself;
3.6 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 4: Doing Things the Easy Way;
4.1 Introducing the EC2 API Command Line Tools;
4.2 Downloading, Installing, and Configuring the Tools;
4.3 Downloading and Importing a Test Image;
4.4 Cleaning Up and Wrapping Up;
Chapter 5: Do You Have Some Time to Chat?;
5.1 Chat? Really? Isn’t That So 1990s?;
5.2 One Standard to Rule Them All;
5.3 Configuring the Network;
5.4 Installing and Configuring Your XMPP Client;
5.5 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 6: The Voice of a New Generation;
6.1 Enter SIP;
6.2 Picking and Installing a PBX Package;
6.3 Making VoIP Calls;
6.4 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 7: Keeping Your Network Fit, Trim, and Healthy;
7.1 Regular Backups;
7.2 Monitoring;
7.3 System Updates;
7.4 PBX Module Updates;
7.5 Recovering from Disaster;
7.6 Wrapping Up;
Chapter 8: For Those About to Grok, We Salute You;
8.1 Building a PBX from Scratch on a Stock Amazon AMI;
8.2 Inside SSH—The Really Useful Edition;
8.3 Really, Really Wrapping Up;

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