Understand the Default AWS Virtual Private Cloud Network

Sam Julien
InstructorSam Julien

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In this course, we will be setting up a server that uses Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as well as a database through Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). In order for these two services to talk to each other, they will need to live on the same Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

Throughout the course, as you build out functionality, the settings for your VPC can be modified or disrupted causing painful errors. This lesson is to give you a tour of the key attributes of a VPC and show you the default settings so that you can revert back if you find yourself in a bad state.

We'll cover what a VPC looks like in the AWS console, Subnets, Internet gateways, route tables, and the Network ACL.