Linux in Amazon Web Services: Tips and Tricks


Using Linux in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not terribly different from using Linux in your datacenter, but there are some things you should be aware of when planning on deploying and managing Linux workloads in the cloud. In this session, AWS Senior Solutions Architect Thomas Cameron will discuss deploying and managing various Linux distributions in AWS. He'll talk about deployment of a single system, and automating the deployment of multiple systems. Thomas will cover patching/updating systems, as well. He'll talk about updating a single system and how to orchestrate patching a larger deployment. Thomas will talk about the utilities you should install to get the most out of your Linux on AWS experience. He'll touch on some kernel tunables you should be aware of, depending on how you're deploying your Linux infrastructure. The discussion will compare and contrast Ubuntu, CentOS/Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Suse Linux, and Amazon Linux 2. At the end of the session, attendees should have enough information to ask smart questions when deciding what and how to deploy Linux on AWS. 

Ballroom A
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30