AWS Region now in India – AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

AWS expanding their footprint again, this time with a new region in Mumbai, India. AWS customers in the area can use the new Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region to better serve end users in India.

New Region
The new Mumbai region has two Availability Zones, raising the global total to 35. It supports Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) (C4, M4, T2, D2, I2, and R3 instances are available) and related services including Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Auto Scaling, and  Elastic Load Balancing.

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New Feature : EC2 Instance Console Screenshot for Boot Troubleshooting

Finally a great feature add to AWS EC2 instances (HVM virtualization only), which was requested by almost everyone. Now we can take a console screenshot of any EC2 Instances. This is now available publicly. Earlier we had to log a case with AWS Support to get the AWS Console screenshot. This is a similar feature like Boot Diagnostics for Azure Virtual Machines v2.

This new feature will be very much helpful for every AWS Administrators, especially for those who providing support to Windows instances.

In past I had few experience of EC2 Instance getting stuck during boot and we had to request for the console screenshot from AWS Support for troubleshooting. This process was time lengthy during crisis situation. I guess this feature will be welcomed by everyone.
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Multi-Threading Super-Fast Disk Utilization Report using Background Jobs in PowerShell

Automate task using script is always helpful, it reduced human error and efforts, but sometimes it still takes a lots of time to execute same command on multiple remote servers one by one. For example, my disk utilization script, it works perfectly fine, but taking lots of time to generate report for thousands of servers. To get the result faster I started looking for using Background Jobs, and the result was really promising.

Earlier approx. for 500 servers, it took almost 10 to 15 seconds each and total more than 2 hours, and after using PS Background Jobs, it takes less than 5 minute to generate the report.
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