Short but sweet blog this one.

I do a fair bit of work in AWS, mainly just standing up VMs for testing and after a while the process of logging in, going into the EC2 menu and then going through the EC2 setup process got a bit painful so I decided to look at automating it.

To my surprise (I really shouldn’t have been) AWS offer a toolkit that allows you to interact with your AWS environment, and this means automating the EC2 setup process!

Here is the PowerShell Toolkit guide: https://aws.amazon.com/powershell/

Depending on how much free time I have, I’ll try get a video out about it.

Just so you know, Azure offer this service as well.