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Managing DNS Records with AWS Route 53

Hands-On Lab


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In this live AWS environment you will learn how to create and manage DNS records inside of Route 53. You'll start by creating a simple application. It will serve as a test website from two EC2 instances, and will route traffic using an Application Load Balancer ELB. After this, you will create two records inside a Route 53 hosted zone that will configure the DNS settings for a custom domain and point it to your application. Further, you'll look at how DNS works in this scenario (and in general) and how a command line utility like dig can get more information about a domain. These skills will allow you to associate many kinds of AWS web applications with recognizable web domains such as

Here is a code snippet we'll need for this lab:

yum update -y
yum install -y httpd
cp /usr/share/httpd/noindex/index.html /var/www/html/index.html
service httpd start

PLEASE ENSURE YOU USE THIS SNIPPET otherwise the ELB healthchecks will fail.

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.