Your CTO, Eliza, informs you that the team’s proof of concept has been well-received.
The team has demonstrated how virtualization can expand the business’s computing power, so she is moving
forward with her plan to share computer resources using cloud computing.
“Because this move builds upon our virtual system, I’m assigning two tasks to you,” she says. “The first task
is for you to provision (that is, create) a working, accessible infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Next, use a platform as a service (PaaS) approach to setting up a Windows and Linux operating system
through Amazon cloud. As you did in our last project, I’ll need a report outlining your steps and providing
proof of successful provision. I’ll also ask some follow-up questions, including a recommendation on the right
cloud service for our company.”
Now that you understand and have created a virtual machine, your Caduceus CTO, Eliza, has asked you to
extend that application and provision infrastructure in the cloud. Specifically, you will provision a Windows
operating system in the cloud. The provisioned infrastructure could be accessed by any end-user device
client. This includes a desktop running Microsoft Windows, a Mac device running Apple MacOS, iPad,
Android Tablet, and even a Google Chromebook. You will use any of the aforementioned end-user devices to
access the provision infrastructure once this is set up.
Step 1: Log in to the AWS Dashboard
CMIT 495 requires you to complete hands-on assignments in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtual
To get started, log in to the AWS free account you created in Week 1.
Step 2: Download the Week 2 Assignment Template
Next, watch the video and download the template from the Cloud Computing Assignment Resources page.
You will answer the questions and embed the appropriate screenshots of your cloud infrastructure provision
as you work.
When providing a detailed overview of the steps required to install the Windows operating system on the
virtual machine, make sure to include screenshots of each step in the process. Specific details and
instructions are included within the Week 2 Assignment Template.
Step 3: Install and Configure a Microsoft Windows Operating System
Provision cloud infrastructure via Amazon and a OS platform (PaaS) by installing and configuring a Microsoft
Windows operating system that can be accessed on demand by any end-user device.
Research and use AWS documentation and tutorials for instructions and guidance to complete the
Consult the AWS Connection Documentation in order to connect to the Microsoft Windows operating system.
How Will My Work Be Evaluated?
The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:
1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication.
2.2.3: Explain the assumptions underlying viewpoints, solutions, or conclusions.
2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely.
3.1.1: Identify quantitative information that is relevant to a problem or situation.
3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method.
10.1.1: Identify the problem to be solved.
11.1.3: Install software.
11.3.1: Add and update systems as required.
11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.
Step 4: Upload Your Work to the Assignment Folder
When complete, export your file as a PDF and upload to the LEO Assignments Folder (e.g., Project 2 – Cloud
Step 5: Stop and Terminate Your Amazon Instance
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Week 2 – Cloud Computing
1. Log in to your newly created AWS account and take a screenshot of the AWS Management Console (Dashboard) and embed it below. The screenshot should include the username you created during setup.
2. Launch a Windows Virtual Machine (VM). Provide a detailed overview of the steps required to install the Microsoft Windows operating system on the VM. The steps may be listed in bullet points or complete sentences. Use as much space as required. Finally, take a screenshot of the desktop and embed it below.
3. Using AWS, create a network file system with Amazon Elastic File Systems (EFS). Use the AWS Use Cases web page for step-by-step instructions. Take a screenshot of the result and embed it below. Specifically, take a screenshot of verifying your file system has been successfully mounted, and the results of creating a test file in your new file system by running a simple dd command to generate a 1GiB file in your new directory. Finally, describe the value of a network file system.
4. Using AWS, store and retrieve a file. Use the AWS Use Cases web page for step-by-step instructions. Take a screenshot of the result and embed it below. Specifically, take a screenshot retrieving the object from the S3 bucket.
5. The CTO will be reviewing this document. You have shown how easy it is to provision a Microsoft operating system using AWS. The CTO chose AWS because it offered a free account. She will now expect a recommendation from you on what cloud service to use for the organization PaaS (e.g. operating system) needs. There is no need for a private cloud, so the public option will work just fine. Describe the different between the Google Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure. Make a recommendation to the CTO as to which service provider you would recommend and why. Be explicit and detailed in your recommendation.
6. The CTO appreciated the analysis performed between the cloud service providers (Amazon, Google, and Microsoft). She has decided to proceed with an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch AWS resources into a virtual network that you’ve defined. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that you’d operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS. To begin, the CEO would like you to provision two subnets. One subnet will be for the developers (Subnet A), which will be provisioned with 22.214.171.124/20. The second subnet will for the marketing department (Subnet B), which will be provisioned with 126.96.36.199/19.
What is the network address, broadcast address, and subnet mask for Subnet A and
B? Perform the necessary calculations and explain your answer.
7. Confirm that you have stopped and terminated your Microsoft virtual machine, Linux instance, deleted your file system from the Amazon EFS console and deleted your Amazon S3 bucket. To confirm, simply type your name below.