AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery – A Technical Introduction

Last Update January 28, 2022
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About This Course

In this course, you will gain in-depth familiarity with AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery, including key technology features and best practices. You will learn how to set up Elastic Disaster Recovery and maintain disaster readiness during normal business operation. You will also review how to fail over to AWS in the event of a disaster, and then fail back to your source to help return to normal business operation after disaster resolution.

  • Course level: Intermediate
  • Duration: 2 hours


This course includes presentations, demonstrations, and videos.

Course objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Explain the benefits of Elastic Disaster Recovery
  • Recognize Elastic Disaster Recovery lifecycle phases and key concepts
  • Configure Elastic Disaster Recovery to replicate workloads to AWS
  • Perform the necessary steps to recover on AWS in the event of a disaster
  • Adopt best practices for successful setup, operation, and recovery

Intended audience

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions architects and engineers deploying and operating disaster recovery
  • IT stakeholders involved in setting up and operating a disaster recovery solution for their own organization or for that of a customer


We recommend that attendees of this course have:

  • Basic knowledge of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
  • General knowledge of disaster recovery

Course outline

Module 1: Introduction

  •       Objectives
  •       Elastic Disaster Recovery overview
  •       Elastic Disaster Recovery benefits
  •       Elastic Disaster Recovery lifecycle
  •       Video: Elastic Disaster Recovery network architecture

Module 2: Setup

  •       Preparing your environments
  •       Accessing the Elastic Disaster Recovery console
  •       Configuring the replication settings template
  •       Creating IAM user credentials
  •       Installing the AWS Replication Agent
  •       Configuring the launch settings
  •       Performing a recovery drill
  •       Best practices for setup

Module 3: Operation

  •       Monitoring
  •       Troubleshooting
  •       Best practices for operation

Module 4: Recovery

  • Performing a disaster recovery failover
  • Performing a failback

Module 5: Conclusion


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AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery – A Technical Introduction

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