Project 2: Cloud Computing Assignment

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 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 Into Your AWS Academy Account

You will use the same AWS Academy account used in Week1.

In project 1, you reviewed the following AWS Academy (Student Guide) to set up and log into your AWS Academy Account. Now login to access and use your Learner Lab for project 2. Be sure to read the guide carefully before proceeding:

Note: The AWS Academy Learner Lab (Student Guide) provides students with instructions for using AWS Academy Learner Labs. The Learner Lab offers a lab environment suitable for student projects over a period designated by the department. 

Step 2: Download the Week 2 Assignment Template

Download the template you will use to submit your project. (CMIT 495 Project 2)

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.

Note, when completing the EFS configuration process, be sure to follow the hints in this document to save some time. (EFS Hints.docx)

Step 3: Install and Configure a Microsoft Windows Operating System

  • Provision cloud infrastructure via Amazon and an OS platform (PaaS) by installing and configuring a Microsoft Windows operating system that can be accessed on demand by any end-user device.  Note, installing a Windows O/S is similar to what you did for Ubuntu. Just select the Windows Server Free tier.
    • Research and use AWS documentation and tutorials for instructions and guidance to complete the assignment.
    • Consult the AWS Connection Documentation in order to connect to the Microsoft Windows operating system.
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