Setting Up AWS VPC: A Tutorial for Virtual Private Cloud

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by The Captain

June 9, 2024
AWS VPC Tutorial: Setting Up Virtual Private Cloud in AWS

AWS VPC Tutorial: Setting Up Virtual Private Cloud in AWS

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a vital component of Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows you to create a private, isolated section of the AWS cloud where you can launch resources in a virtual network that you define. This tutorial will guide you through the process of setting up a VPC in AWS.

Step 1: Creating a VPC

To create a VPC, navigate to the AWS Management Console and go to the VPC dashboard. Click on "Create VPC" and provide a name, an IPv4 CIDR block for the VPC, and optional IPv6 CIDR block if needed. You can also choose your tenancy options (default or dedicated).

Step 2: Subnet Configuration

Once the VPC is created, you need to create subnets within the VPC. Subnets are segments of IP addresses in your VPC. Go to the Subnets section in the VPC dashboard and create subnets with unique CIDR blocks within your VPC.

Step 3: Internet Gateway

To enable internet access to resources within your VPC, you need to attach an Internet Gateway (IGW). Create an IGW in the VPC dashboard and attach it to your VPC. Then, update the route table associated with the subnets to route traffic through the IGW.

Step 4: Security Groups and Network ACLs

Security Groups act as a virtual firewall to control inbound and outbound traffic to instances in your VPC. Network Access Control Lists (ACLs) are stateless firewalls that control traffic at the subnet level. Configure security groups and NACLs to restrict and allow network traffic as needed.

Step 5: VPC Peering and VPN Connections

VPC Peering allows you to connect multiple VPCs and share resources across them. VPN Connections enable secure communication between your on-premises network and your VPC. Set up VPC peering or VPN connections for network connectivity.

By following these steps, you can successfully set up a Virtual Private Cloud in AWS, providing isolation, security, and control over your cloud resources within a defined network environment.