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Planning for High Availability and Incident Response

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In this course, we will look at how SREs view availability and reliability for their infrastructure. We'll learn how to create effective monitoring using SLOs and SLIs. We will create dashboards in Grafana. Next, we'll identify all our IT assets, ensure they are configured for high availability. And then we will craft a disaster recovery plan to make sure failover is seamless and automated. After that, we'll deploy the infrastructure to AWS using Terraform. We'll learn the benefits of infrastructure as code. We'll see how easy it is to deploy to multiple regions. Finally, we'll learn how to make databases highly available and disaster recovery ready. We'll look at recovery strategies and implement them in AWS via Terraform.

In this course, we will look at how SREs view availability and reliability for their infrastructure. We'll learn how to create effective monitoring using SLOs and SLIs. We will create dashboards in Grafana. Next, we'll identify all our IT assets, ensure they are configured for high availability. And then we will craft a disaster recovery plan to make sure failover is seamless and automated. After that, we'll deploy the infrastructure to AWS using Terraform. We'll learn the benefits of infrastructure as code. We'll see how easy it is to deploy to multiple regions. Finally, we'll learn how to make databases highly available and disaster recovery ready. We'll look at recovery strategies and implement them in AWS via Terraform.

Intermediate

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 8, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Data recovery • Terraform • Prometheus • Data replication
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Course Introduction

Introduction to the course. We will look at how the topics all tie into being an SRE and what skills we'll learn and apply.

Lesson 2

SLOs and SLIs

In this lesson, we will learn about how SREs monitor using SLOs and SLIs. We will create queries in Prometheus and dashboard in Grafana.

Lesson 3

IT Assets, Availability and Disaster Recovery

In this lesson, we will identify all IT assets, make those assets highly available, and put together a disaster recovery plan for those assets.

Lesson 4

Creating and deploying HA and DR infrastructure using Terraform

In this lesson, we will deploy our HA/DR infrastructure using Terraform to AWS.

Lesson 5

High Availability and DR of Databases

In this lesson, we'll learn about database reliability and availability and how we can make databases more available. We will then deploy a replicated database cluster to AWS and also see a failover.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Deploying High Availability Infrastructure

In this project, you will apply the skills you've learned in this course, by defining and implementing a resilient infrastructure in a cloud platform.

Taught By The Best

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Travis Scotto

Site Reliability Engineer

Travis has been working in IT for over 10 years. He's also been adjunct teaching for over 5 years. He loves technology and sharing his knowledge with students. Travis brings his industry experience as an SRE to the table in teaching different classes. He blends industry expertise with step by step teaching to allow students to excel! Seeing students succeed is what he likes best.

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