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FMS 18.0.x on AWS EC2 Guide

Mandelbrot LLC


Product Type: Training

Price: 295

Last updated: 4/22/2020

Language: English

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A step by step, illustrated guide for hosting FMS on AWS EC2

Take full advantage of the power of cloud-based FileMaker solutions by hosting FMS 18.0.x on AWS EC2

Amazon Web Services is a massive, complex galaxy of over 200 individual services. At the center of that galaxy is EC2, their Elastic Compute Cloud. If you’re looking for the cheapest, fastest, best way to get the most flexible, customizable version of your on-premises FileMaker server onto the cloud, this is your last stop for instructions.

EVERYTHING you need to know is laid out in a 29 page, step-by-step, illustrated guide designed for FileMaker server administrators, developers, users and hobbyists of all skill levels. Contents include:

Why you should host on AWS EC2
How to secure and prepare your data for hosting online
How to create an EC2 instance in the correct region
How to choose the right size for your instance and how to change it when your solution grows
What EC2 options you really want to select for your server and how to save money while you configure
How to add the right amount of SSD (hard drive) storage
How to configure AWS security groups
How to connect to your instance through Remote Desktop (RDP)
How to set the windows firewall and what ports to open
How to associate an elastic IP and configure DNS
How to securely install FileMaker Server and FMS admin console
HOW TO INSTALL SSL: generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), purchase and install a functioning SSL certificate for about $9 in under 20 minutes – SAVE $80 vs. GoDaddy
How to upload your files to your EC2 instance in minutes, not hours
How to install OpenJDK8 for Webdirect
How to change the default time your FileMaker server backs up databases each day
How to create an IAM permissions set with the least privileges needed to complete a backup – don’t leave your root credentials online!
How to install the AWS CLI on your EC2 instance, create an IAM user, a scheduled script and a batch file to upload your backups to S3 securely
How to configure your S3 backups for automatic expiration and transitioning to AWS Glacier Deep Archive ($1/TB per month)
How to double encrypt your backups
How to disable the RDP port when it is not in use
Printable forms for saving all of your passwords and critical credentials information offline

Several of our customers have used this guide to create phenomenal changes to their organizations. AWS EC2 cloud servers are great for:

Distributed teams that need to work remotely
Increased physical security
Lowering or eliminating hardware, electricity, networking, ISP and security costs
Connecting FileMaker solutions to outside APIs
Prototyping new server configurations without buying hardware

Here’s what people are saying about the guide.

“I came to Sully with some issues with my Amazon Web Services setup and he walked me through all that I needed to do and I was up and running right away. His knowledge of the working interrelationships of all the parts in AWS is encyclopedic, and I highly recommend his assistance to others.”

–Jonathan Fletcher, CEO, Fletcher Data Consulting, LLC

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