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AWS Lambda in the Console – Creating a Website Canary

Hands-On Lab


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In this live AWS environment, you will create your own Lambda canary function inside of the AWS Lambda console using Python3. A 'canary' in development usually refers to a program that monitors a service, site or other application for uptime and downtime. This will provide you with hands-on experience using the Lambda console to create Lambda functions, as well as solidifying your understanding of Lambda concepts.

At the end of the activity, you will have created your own Lambda function to periodically check a website status and notify you of any downtime that occurs when checking the status of the site.

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.