Tag: AWS EC2
How to Manage and Automate AWS EC2 Snapshots with PowerShell
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) is a service that provides storage for Amazon EC2 instances. EBS is what every volume on your EC2 instances runs on. When you rely on a service to run important infrastructure it's wise to ensure that data is backed up. In this blog post, learn how to manage and automate AWS EC2 snapshots using the PowerShell scripting language.
How to Find an AWS EC2 Instance’s Public DNS Name from within Itself
If you're ever in need of using an Amazon AWS's public DNS name from within a script running on an EC2 instance, here's a quick way to get it using PowerShell. This technique uses the Instance Metadata that every EC2 instance has available. I'm using the parameterBasicParsing here because if running this on Server Core without IE installed, it will bomb.