Virtual Private Cloud – VPC provides networking functionality for the cloud-based resources and services that is global, scalable, and flexible.
VPC network is a virtual version of a physical network
A VPC network is a global resource that consists of a list of regional virtual subnets in data centers, all connected by a global wide area network.
VPC networks are logically isolated from each other in Google Cloud.
provides connectivity for the VMs and products built on it like GKE
offers built-in Internal TCP/UDP Load Balancing and proxy systems for Internal HTTP(S) Load Balancing.
connects to on-premises networks using Cloud VPN tunnels and Cloud Interconnect attachments.
distributes traffic from GCP external load balancers to backends
VPC networks are global resources, including the associated routes and firewall rules, and are not associated with any particular region or zone.
Subnets are regional resources and each subnet defines a range of IP addresses
Network firewall rules control the Traffic to and from instances. Rules are implemented on the VMs themselves, so traffic can only be controlled and logged as it leaves or arrives at a VM.
Resources within a VPC network can communicate with one another by using internal IPv4 addresses, subject to applicable network firewall rules.
Private access options for services allow instances with internal IP addresses can communicate with Google APIs and services.
Network administration can be secured by using IAM roles.
An organization can use Shared VPC to keep a VPC network in a common host project. Authorized IAM members from other projects in the same organization can create resources that use Shared VPC network subnets.
VPC Network Peering allows VPC networks to be connected with other VPC networks in different projects or organizations.
VPC networks can be securely connected in hybrid environments by using Cloud VPN or Cloud Interconnect.
VPC networks only support IPv4 unicast traffic. They do not support broadcast, multicast, or IPv6 traffic within the network; VMs in the VPC network can only send to IPv4 destinations and only receive traffic from IPv4 sources.
VPC networks do not have any IP address ranges associated with them.
Each VPC network consists of one or more useful IP range partitions called subnets and IP ranges are defined for the subnets.
Subnets are regional resources and each subnet is associated with a region.
A network must have at least one subnet before it can be used.
More than one subnet per region can be created
VPC Network supports the following subnet creation mode
Auto mode VPC networks
create subnets in each region automatically
adds new subnets automatically, if a new region becomes available
can be switched to custom mode VPC networks
Custom mode VPC networks
start with no subnets, giving full control over subnet creation.
are more flexible and are better suited for production
cannot be switched to auto mode VPC networks
Subnet must have a defined primary IP address range, and any resources created within are assigned an IP address from the defined range.
Subnets can be assigned a secondary IP address range, which is only used by alias IP ranges. This is useful if you have multiple services running on a VM and want to assign each service a different IP address.
Primary IP range of an existing subnet can be expanded by modifying its subnet mask, setting the prefix length to a smaller number.
Routes define paths for packets leaving instances (egress traffic), either inside the network or outside of Google Cloud
A route consists of
a single destination prefix in CIDR format (0.0.0.0/0) and
a single next hop (for e.g Internet Gateway)
When an instance in a VPC network sends a packet, GCP delivers the packet to the route’s next hop if the packet’s destination address is within the route’s destination range.
Routes are defined at the VPC network level but implemented at each VM instance level.
Each VM instance has a controller that is kept informed of all applicable routes from the network’s routing table. Each packet leaving a VM is delivered to the appropriate next hop of an applicable route based on a routing order. When a route is added or deleted, the set of changes is propagated to the VM controllers by using an eventually consistent design.
Routes are divided into two categories: system-generated and custom.
default – send traffic from eligible instances to the internet and can be removed or replaced
subnet routes – route traffic among its subnets and updated automatically by Google Cloud
are applied at the VPC level to all the instances
are either static routes created manually or dynamic routes maintained automatically by one or more of the Cloud Routers
can be applied to all the instances or specific instance using network tag
VPC Flow Logs records a sample of network flows sent from and received by VM instances, including instances used as GKE nodes.
VPC Flow Logs can be used for network monitoring, forensics, real-time security analysis, and expense optimization.
VPC Flow logs are enabled per subnet basis.
Cloud Logging can be used to view the flow logs and it can be exported to any destination that Cloud Logging export supports.
Flow logs are aggregated by the connection from Compute Engine VMs and exported in real time.
Flow logs can be analyzed using real-time streaming APIs by subscribing to Pub/Sub
Flow logs are collected for each VM connection at specific intervals (sampling period). All packets collected for a given interval for a given connection are aggregated for a period of time (aggregation interval) into a single flow log entry
GCP Certification Exam Practice Questions
Questions are collected from Internet and the answers are marked as per my knowledge and understanding (which might differ with yours).
GCP services are updated everyday and both the answers and questions might be outdated soon, so research accordingly.
GCP exam questions are not updated to keep up the pace with GCP updates, so even if the underlying feature has changed the question might not be updated
Open to further feedback, discussion and correction.
Your VMs are running in a subnet that has a subnet mask of 255.255.255.240. The current subnet has no more free IP addresses and you require an additional 10 IP addresses for new VMs. The existing and new VMs should all be able to reach each other without additional routes. What should you do?
Use gcloud to expand the IP range of the current subnet.
Delete the subnet, and recreate it using a wider range of IP addresses.
Create a new project. Use Shared VPC to share the current network with the new project.
Create a new subnet with the same starting IP but a wider range to overwrite the current subnet
An IT company has a set of compute engine instances hosted in a VPC. They are not exposed to the internet. These instances now need to install an important security patch. How can the security patch be installed on the instances?
Upload to Cloud Storage and enable VPC peering
Upload to Cloud Storage and whitelist instance IP address
Upload to Cloud Storage and enable Private Google Access
Upload to Cloud Source Repository and enable VPC peering
Your security team wants to be able to audit network traffic inside of your network. What’s the best way to ensure they have access to the data they need?
A virtual private cloud (VPC) is a virtual network dedicated to the AWS account. It is logically isolated from other virtual networks in the AWS cloud.
VPC allows the user to select IP address range, create subnets, and configure route tables, network gateways, and security settings.
VPC needs a set of IP addresses in the form of a Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) block for e.g, 10.0.0.0/16, which allows 2^16 (65536) IP address to be available
Allowed CIDR block size is between
/28 netmask (minimum with 2^4 – 16 available IP address) and
/16 netmask (maximum with 2^16 – 65536 IP address)
CIDR block from private (non-publicly routable) IP address can be assigned
10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix)
172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix)
192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix)
It’s possible to specify a range of publicly routable IP addresses; however, direct access to the Internet is not currently supported from publicly routable CIDR blocks in a VPC
CIDR block once assigned to the VPC cannot be modified.NOTE – You can now resize VPC. Read AWS blog post.
Each VPC is separate from any other VPC created with the same CIDR block even if it resides within the same AWS account
VPC allows VPC Peering connections with other VPC within the same or different AWS accounts
Connection between your VPC and corporate or home network can be established, however the CIDR blocks should be not be overlapping for e.g. VPC with CIDR 10.0.0.0/16 can communicate with 10.1.0.0/16 corporate network but the connections would be dropped if it tries to connect to 10.0.37.0/16 corporate network cause of overlapping ip addresses.
VPC allows you to set tenancy option for the Instances launched in it. By default, the tenancy option is shared. If dedicated option selected, all the instances within it are launched on a dedicated hardware overriding the individual instance tenancy setting
Deletion of the VPC is possible only after terminating all instances within the VPC, and deleting all the components with the VPC for e.g. subnets, security groups, network ACLs, route tables, Internet gateways, VPC peering connections, and DHCP options
Instances launched in the VPC can have Private, Public and Elastic IP address assigned to it and are properties of ENI (Network Interfaces)
Private IP Addresses
Private IP addresses are not reachable over the Internet, and can be used for communication only between the instances within the VPC
All instances are assigned a private IP address, within the IP address range of the subnet, to the default network interface
Primary IP address is associated with the network interface for its lifetime, even when the instance is stopped and restarted and is released only when the instance is terminated
Additional Private IP addresses, known as secondary private IP address, can be assigned to the instances and these can be reassigned from one network interface to another
Public IP address
Public IP addresses are reachable over the Internet, and can be used for communication between instances and the Internet, or with other AWS services that have public endpoints
Public IP address assignment to the Instance depends if the Public IP Addressing is enabled for the Subnet.
Public IP address can also be assigned to the Instance by enabling the Public IP addressing during the creation of the instance, which overrides the subnet’s public IP addressing attribute
Public IP address is assigned from AWS pool of IP addresses and it is not associated with the AWS account and hence is released when the instance is stopped and restarted or terminated.
Elastic IP address
Elastic IP addresses are static, persistent public IP addresses which can be associated and disassociated with the instance, as required
Elastic IP address is allocated at an VPC and owned by the account unless released
A Network Interface can be assigned either a Public IP or an Elastic IP. If you assign an instance, already having an Public IP, an Elastic IP, the public IP is released
Elastic IP addresses can be moved from one instance to another, which can be within the same or different VPC within the same account
Elastic IP are charged for non usage i.e. if it is not associated or associated with a stopped instance or an unattached Network Interface
Elastic Network Interface (ENI)
Each Instance is attached with default elastic network interface (Primary Network Interface eth0) and cannot be detached from the instance
ENI can include the following attributes
Primary private IP address
One or more secondary private IP addresses
One Elastic IP address per private IP address
One public IP address, which can be auto-assigned to the network interface for eth0 when you launch an instance, but only when you create a network interface for eth0 instead of using an existing ENI
One or more security groups
A MAC address
A source/destination check flag
ENI’s attributes follow the ENI as it is attached or detached from an instance and reattached to another instance. When an ENI is moved from one instance to another, network traffic is redirected to the new instance.
Multiple ENIs can be attached to an instance and is useful for use cases:
Create a management network.
Use network and security appliances in your VPC.
Create dual-homed instances with workloads/roles on distinct subnets.
Create a low-budget, high-availability solution.
Route table defines rules, termed as routes, which determine where network traffic from the subnet would be routed
Each VPC has a implicit router to route network traffic
Each VPC has a Main Route table, and can have multiple custom route tables created
Each Subnet within a VPC must be associated with a single route table at a time, while a route table can have multiple subnets associated with it
Subnet, if not explicitly associated to a route table, is implicitly associated with the main route table
Every route table contains a local route that enables communication within a VPC which cannot be modified or deleted
Route priority is decided by matching the most specific route in the route table that matches the traffic
Route tables needs to be updated to defined routes for Internet gateways, Virtual Private gateways, VPC Peering, VPC Endpoints, NAT Device etc.
Internet Gateways – IGW
An Internet gateway is a horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC component that allows communication between instances in the VPC and the Internet.
IGW imposes no availability risks or bandwidth constraints on the network traffic.
An Internet gateway serves two purposes:
To provide a target in the VPC route tables for Internet-routable traffic,
To perform network address translation (NAT) for instances that have been NOT been assigned public IP addresses.
Enabling Internet access to an Instance requires
Attaching Internet gateway to the VPC
Subnet should have route tables associated with the route pointing to the Internet gateway
Instances should have a Public IP or Elastic IP address assigned
Security groups and NACLs associated with the Instance should allow relevant traffic
NAT device enables instances in a private subnet to connect to the Internet or other AWS services, but prevents the Internet from initiating connections with the instances.
NAT devices do not support IPv6 traffic, use an egress-only Internet gateway instead.
Egress-only Internet gateway works as a NAT gateway, but for IPv6 traffic
Egress-only Internet gateway is a horizontally scaled, redundant, and highly available VPC component that allows outbound communication over IPv6 from instances in the VPC to the Internet, and prevents the Internet from initiating an IPv6 connection with the instances.
An egress-only Internet gateway is for use with IPv6 traffic only. To enable outbound-only Internet communication over IPv4, use a NAT gateway instead.
VPC & Subnet Sizing
VPC supports IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, and has different CIDR block size limits for each
IPv6 CIDR block can be optionally associated with the VPC
VPC IPv4 CIDR block cannot be modified once created i.e. cannot increase or decrease the size of an existing CIDR block.
However, secondary CIDR blocks can be associated with the VPC to extend the VPC
allowed block size is between a /28 netmask and /16 netmask.
CIDR block must not overlap with any existing CIDR block that’s associated with the VPC.
CIDR block must not be the same or larger than the CIDR range of a route in any of the VPC route tables for e.g. for a CIDR block 10.0.0.0/24, can only associate smaller CIDR blocks like 10.0.0.0/25
Security within a VPC is provided through
Security groups – Act as a firewall for associated EC2 instances, controlling both inbound and outbound traffic at the instance level
Network access control lists (ACLs) – Act as a firewall for associated subnets, controlling both inbound and outbound traffic at the subnet level
Flow logs – Capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in your VPC
VPC Flow Logs is a feature that enables you to capture information about the IP traffic going to and from network interfaces in the VPC and can help in monitoring the traffic or troubleshooting any connectivity issues
Flow log data is stored using Amazon CloudWatch Logs
Flow log can be created for the entire VPC, subnets or each network interface. If enabled, for entire VPC or subnet all the network interfaces are monitored
Flow logs do not capture real-time log streams for network interfaces.
Flow logs can be created for network interfaces that are created by other AWS services; for example, Elastic Load Balancing, RDS, ElastiCache, Redshift, and WorkSpaces
Subnet spans a single Availability Zone, distinct locations engineered to be isolated from failures in other AZs, and cannot span across AZs
Subnet can be configured with an Internet gateway to enable communication over the Internet, or virtual private gateway (VPN) connection to enable communication with your corporate network
Subnet can be Public or Private and it depends on whether it has Internet connectivity i.e. is able to route traffic to the Internet through the IGW
Instances within the Public Subnet should be assigned a Public IP or Elastic IP address to be able to communicate with the Internet
For Subnets not connected to the Internet, but has traffic routed through Virtual Private Gateway only is termed as VPN-only subnet
Subnets can be configured to Enable assignment of the Public IP address to all the Instances launched within the Subnet by default, which can be overridden during the creation of the Instance
CIDR block assigned to the Subnet can be the same as the VPC CIDR, in this case you can launch only one subnet within your VPC
CIDR block assigned to the Subnet can be a subset of the VPC CIDR, which allows you to launch multiple subnets within the VPC
CIDR block assigned to the subnet should not be overlapping
CIDR block size allowed is between
/28 netmask (minimum with 2^4 – 16 available IP address) and
/16 netmask (maximum with 2^16 – 65536 IP address)
AWS reserves 5 IPs address (first 4 and last 1 IP address) in each Subnet which are not available for use and cannot be assigned to an instance. for e.g. for a Subnet with a CIDR block 10.0.0.0/24 the following five IPs are reserved
10.0.0.0: Network address
10.0.0.1: Reserved by AWS for the VPC router
10.0.0.2: Reserved by AWS for mapping to Amazon-provided DNS
10.0.0.3: Reserved by AWS for future use
10.0.0.255: Network broadcast address. AWS does not support broadcast in a VPC, therefore the address is reserved.
Each Subnet is associated with a route table which controls the traffic.
Subnet security can be configured using Security groups and NACLs
Security groups works at instance level, NACLs work at the subnet level
VPC sharing allows multiple AWS accounts to create their application resources, such as EC2 instances, RDS databases, Redshift clusters, and AWS Lambda functions, into shared, centrally-managed VPCs.
In this model, the account that owns the VPC (owner) shares one or more subnets with other accounts (participants) that belong to the same organization from AWS Organizations.
After a subnet is shared, the participants can view, create, modify, and delete their application resources in the subnets shared with them. Participants cannot view, modify, or delete resources that belong to other participants or the VPC owner.
Questions are collected from Internet and the answers are marked as per my knowledge and understanding (which might differ with yours).
AWS services are updated everyday and both the answers and questions might be outdated soon, so research accordingly.
AWS exam questions are not updated to keep up the pace with AWS updates, so even if the underlying feature has changed the question might not be updated
Open to further feedback, discussion and correction.
You have a business-to-business web application running in a VPC consisting of an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), web servers, application servers and a database. Your web application should only accept traffic from predefined customer IP addresses. Which two options meet this security requirement? Choose 2 answers
Configure web server VPC security groups to allow traffic from your customers’ IPs (Web server is behind the ELB and customer IPs will never reach web servers)
Configure your web servers to filter traffic based on the ELB’s “X-forwarded-for” header (get the customer IPs and create a custom filter to restrict access. Refer link)
Configure ELB security groups to allow traffic from your customers’ IPs and deny all outbound traffic (ELB will see the customer IPs so can restrict access, deny all is basically have no rules in outbound traffic, implicit, and its stateful so would work)
Configure a VPC NACL to allow web traffic from your customers’ IPs and deny all outbound traffic (NACL is stateless, deny all will not work)
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets using the VPC Wizard. The VPC has CIDR 18.104.22.168/16. The private subnet uses CIDR 22.214.171.124/24. Which of the below mentioned entries are required in the main route table to allow the instances in VPC to communicate with each other?
Destination : 126.96.36.199/24 and Target : VPC
Destination : 188.8.131.52/16 and Target : ALL
Destination : 184.108.40.206/0 and Target : ALL
Destination : 220.127.116.11/16 and Target : Local
A user has created a VPC with two subnets: one public and one private. The user is planning to run the patch update for the instances in the private subnet. How can the instances in the private subnet connect to the internet?
Use the internet gateway with a private IP
Allow outbound traffic in the security group for port 80 to allow internet updates
The private subnet can never connect to the internet
Use NAT with an elastic IP
A user has launched an EC2 instance and installed a website with the Apache webserver. The webserver is running but the user is not able to access the website from the Internet. What can be the possible reason for this failure?
The security group of the instance is not configured properly.
The instance is not configured with the proper key-pairs.
The Apache website cannot be accessed from the Internet.
Instance is not configured with an elastic IP.
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. Which of the below mentioned statements is true in this scenario?
AWS VPC will automatically create a NAT instance with the micro size
VPC bounds the main route table with a private subnet and a custom route table with a public subnet
User has to manually create a NAT instance
VPC bounds the main route table with a public subnet and a custom route table with a private subnet
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets. The VPC has CIDR 18.104.22.168/16. The private subnet uses CIDR 22.214.171.124/24 and the public subnet uses CIDR 126.96.36.199/24. The user is planning to host a web server in the public subnet (port 80) and a DB server in the private subnet (port 3306). The user is configuring a security group of the NAT instance. Which of the below mentioned entries is not required for the NAT security group?
For Inbound allow Source: 188.8.131.52/24 on port 80
For Outbound allow Destination: 0.0.0.0/0 on port 80
For Inbound allow Source: 184.108.40.206/24 on port 80
For Outbound allow Destination: 0.0.0.0/0 on port 443
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 220.127.116.11/24. The user has used all the IPs of CIDR and wants to increase the size of the VPC. The user has two subnets: public (18.104.22.168/25) and private (22.214.171.124/25). How can the user change the size of the VPC?
The user can delete all the instances of the subnet. Change the size of the subnets to 126.96.36.199/32 and 188.8.131.52/32, respectively. Then the user can increase the size of the VPC using CLI
It is not possible to change the size of the VPC once it has been created (NOTE – You can now increase the VPC size. Read Post)
User can add a subnet with a higher range so that it will automatically increase the size of the VPC
User can delete the subnets first and then modify the size of the VPC
A user has created a VPC with the public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. The VPC has CIDR 184.108.40.206/16. The public subnet uses CIDR 220.127.116.11/24. The user is planning to host a web server in the public subnet (port 80) and a DB server in the private subnet (port 3306). The user is configuring a security group for the public subnet (WebSecGrp) and the private subnet (DBSecGrp). Which of the below mentioned entries is required in the web server security group (WebSecGrp)?
Configure Destination as DB Security group ID (DbSecGrp) for port 3306 Outbound
Configure port 80 for Destination 0.0.0.0/0 Outbound
Configure port 3306 for source 18.104.22.168/24 InBound
Configure port 80 InBound for source 22.214.171.124/16
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 126.96.36.199/16. The user has created one subnet with CIDR 188.8.131.52/16 by mistake. The user is trying to create another subnet of CIDR 184.108.40.206/24. How can the user create the second subnet?
There is no need to update the subnet as VPC automatically adjusts the CIDR of the first subnet based on the second subnet’s CIDR
The user can modify the first subnet CIDR from the console
It is not possible to create a second subnet as one subnet with the same CIDR as the VPC has been created
The user can modify the first subnet CIDR with AWS CLI
A user has setup a VPC with CIDR 220.127.116.11/16. The VPC has a private subnet (18.104.22.168/24) and a public subnet (22.214.171.124/24). The user’s data centre has CIDR of 126.96.36.199/24 and 188.8.131.52/24. If the private subnet wants to communicate with the data centre, what will happen?
It will allow traffic communication on both the CIDRs of the data centre
It will not allow traffic with data centre on CIDR 184.108.40.206/24 but allows traffic communication on 220.127.116.11/24
It will not allow traffic communication on any of the data centre CIDRs
It will allow traffic with data centre on CIDR 18.104.22.168/24 but does not allow on 22.214.171.124/24 (as the CIDR block would be overlapping)
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. The VPC has CIDR 126.96.36.199/16. The private subnet uses CIDR 188.8.131.52/24 . The NAT instance ID is i-a12345. Which of the below mentioned entries are required in the main route table attached with the private subnet to allow instances to connect with the internet?
Destination: 0.0.0.0/0 and Target: i-a12345
Destination: 184.108.40.206/0 and Target: 80
Destination: 220.127.116.11/0 and Target: i-a12345
Destination: 18.104.22.168/24 and Target: i-a12345
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 22.214.171.124/16 using the wizard. The user has created a public subnet CIDR (126.96.36.199/24) and VPN only subnets CIDR (188.8.131.52/24) along with the VPN gateway (vgw-12345) to connect to the user’s data centre. The user’s data centre has CIDR 172.28.0.0/12. The user has also setup a NAT instance (i-123456) to allow traffic to the internet from the VPN subnet. Which of the below mentioned options is not a valid entry for the main route table in this scenario?
Destination: 184.108.40.206/24 and Target: i-12345
Destination: 0.0.0.0/0 and Target: i-12345
Destination: 172.28.0.0/12 and Target: vgw-12345
Destination: 220.127.116.11/16 and Target: local
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 18.104.22.168/16. The user has created one subnet with CIDR 22.214.171.124/16 in this VPC. The user is trying to create another subnet with the same VPC for CIDR 126.96.36.199/24. What will happen in this scenario?
The VPC will modify the first subnet CIDR automatically to allow the second subnet IP range
It is not possible to create a subnet with the same CIDR as VPC
The second subnet will be created
It will throw a CIDR overlaps error
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 188.8.131.52/16 using the wizard. The user has created both Public and VPN-Only subnets along with hardware VPN access to connect to the user’s data centre. The user has not yet launched any instance as well as modified or deleted any setup. He wants to delete this VPC from the console. Will the console allow the user to delete the VPC?
Yes, the console will delete all the setups and also delete the virtual private gateway
No, the console will ask the user to manually detach the virtual private gateway first and then allow deleting the VPC
Yes, the console will delete all the setups and detach the virtual private gateway
No, since the NAT instance is running
A user has created a VPC with the public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. The VPC has CIDR 184.108.40.206/16. The public subnet uses CIDR 220.127.116.11/24. The user is planning to host a web server in the public subnet (port 80) and a DB server in the private subnet (port 3306). The user is configuring a security group for the public subnet (WebSecGrp) and the private subnet (DBSecGrp). Which of the below mentioned entries is required in the private subnet database security group (DBSecGrp)?
Allow Inbound on port 3306 for Source Web Server Security Group (WebSecGrp)
Allow Inbound on port 3306 from source 18.104.22.168/16
Allow Outbound on port 3306 for Destination Web Server Security Group (WebSecGrp.
Allow Outbound on port 80 for Destination NAT Instance IP
A user has created a VPC with a subnet and a security group. The user has launched an instance in that subnet and attached a public IP. The user is still unable to connect to the instance. The internet gateway has also been created. What can be the reason for the error?
The internet gateway is not configured with the route table
The private IP is not present
The outbound traffic on the security group is disabled
The internet gateway is not configured with the security group
A user has created a subnet in VPC and launched an EC2 instance within it. The user has not selected the option to assign the IP address while launching the instance. Which of the below mentioned statements is true with respect to the Instance requiring access to the Internet?
The instance will always have a public DNS attached to the instance by default
The user can directly attach an elastic IP to the instance
The instance will never launch if the public IP is not assigned
The user would need to create an internet gateway and then attach an elastic IP to the instance to connect from internet
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. Which of the below mentioned statements is not true in this scenario?
VPC will create a routing instance and attach it with a public subnet
VPC will create two subnets
VPC will create one internet gateway and attach it to VPC
VPC will launch one NAT instance with an elastic IP
A user has created a VPC with the public subnet. The user has created a security group for that VPC. Which of the below mentioned statements is true when a security group is created?
It can connect to the AWS services, such as S3 and RDS by default
It will have all the inbound traffic by default
It will have all the outbound traffic by default
It will by default allow traffic to the internet gateway
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 22.214.171.124/16 using VPC Wizard. The user has created a public CIDR (126.96.36.199/24) and a VPN only subnet CIDR (188.8.131.52/24) along with the hardware VPN access to connect to the user’s data centre. Which of the below mentioned components is not present when the VPC is setup with the wizard?
Main route table attached with a VPN only subnet
A NAT instance configured to allow the VPN subnet instances to connect with the internet
Custom route table attached with a public subnet
An internet gateway for a public subnet
A user has created a VPC with public and private subnets using the VPC wizard. The user has not launched any instance manually and is trying to delete the VPC. What will happen in this scenario?
It will not allow to delete the VPC as it has subnets with route tables
It will not allow to delete the VPC since it has a running route instance
It will terminate the VPC along with all the instances launched by the wizard
It will not allow to delete the VPC since it has a running NAT instance
A user has created a public subnet with VPC and launched an EC2 instance within it. The user is trying to delete the subnet. What will happen in this scenario?
It will delete the subnet and make the EC2 instance as a part of the default subnet
It will not allow the user to delete the subnet until the instances are terminated
It will delete the subnet as well as terminate the instances
Subnet can never be deleted independently, but the user has to delete the VPC first
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 184.108.40.206/24. The user has created a public subnet with CIDR 220.127.116.11/25 and a private subnet with CIDR 18.104.22.168/25. The user has launched one instance each in the private and public subnets. Which of the below mentioned options cannot be the correct IP address (private IP) assigned to an instance in the public or private subnet?
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 22.214.171.124/16. The user has created public and VPN only subnets along with hardware VPN access to connect to the user’s datacenter. The user wants to make so that all traffic coming to the public subnet follows the organization’s proxy policy. How can the user make this happen?
Setting up a NAT with the proxy protocol and configure that the public subnet receives traffic from NAT
Setting up a proxy policy in the internet gateway connected with the public subnet
It is not possible to setup the proxy policy for a public subnet
Setting the route table and security group of the public subnet which receives traffic from a virtual private gateway
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 126.96.36.199/16 using the wizard. The user has created a public subnet CIDR (188.8.131.52/24) and VPN only subnets CIDR (184.108.40.206/24) along with the VPN gateway (vgw-12345) to connect to the user’s data centre. Which of the below mentioned options is a valid entry for the main route table in this scenario?
Destination: 220.127.116.11/24 and Target: vgw-12345
Destination: 18.104.22.168/16 and Target: ALL
Destination: 22.214.171.124/16 and Target: vgw-12345
Destination: 0.0.0.0/0 and Target: vgw-12345
Which two components provide connectivity with external networks? When attached to an Amazon VPC which two components provide connectivity with external networks? Choose 2 answers
Elastic IPs (EIP) (Does not provide connectivity, public IP address will do as well)
NAT Gateway (NAT) (Not Attached to VPC and still needs IGW)
Internet Gateway (IGW)
Virtual Private Gateway (VGW)
You are attempting to connect to an instance in Amazon VPC without success You have already verified that the VPC has an Internet Gateway (IGW) the instance has an associated Elastic IP (EIP) and correct security group rules are in place. Which VPC component should you evaluate next?
The configuration of a NAT instance
The configuration of the Routing Table
The configuration of the internet Gateway (IGW)
The configuration of SRC/DST checking
If you want to launch Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances and assign each Instance a predetermined private IP address you should:
Assign a group or sequential Elastic IP address to the instances
Launch the instances in a Placement Group
Launch the instances in the Amazon virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
Use standard EC2 instances since each instance gets a private Domain Name Service (DNS) already
Launch the Instance from a private Amazon Machine image (AMI)
A user has recently started using EC2. The user launched one EC2 instance in the default subnet in EC2-VPC Which of the below mentioned options is not attached or available with the EC2 instance when it is launched?
Public IP address
Private IP address
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 126.96.36.199/24. The user has created a public subnet with CIDR 188.8.131.52/25. The user is trying to create the private subnet with CIDR 184.108.40.206/25. Which of the below mentioned statements is true in this scenario?
It will not allow the user to create the private subnet due to a CIDR overlap
It will allow the user to create a private subnet with CIDR as 220.127.116.11/25
This statement is wrong as AWS does not allow CIDR 18.104.22.168/25
It will not allow the user to create a private subnet due to a wrong CIDR range
A user has created a VPC with CIDR 22.214.171.124/16 with only a private subnet and VPN connection using the VPC wizard. The user wants to connect to the instance in a private subnet over SSH. How should the user define the security rule for SSH?
Allow Inbound traffic on port 22 from the user’s network
The user has to create an instance in EC2 Classic with an elastic IP and configure the security group of a private subnet to allow SSH from that elastic IP
The user can connect to a instance in a private subnet using the NAT instance
Allow Inbound traffic on port 80 and 22 to allow the user to connect to a private subnet over the Internet
A company wants to implement their website in a virtual private cloud (VPC). The web tier will use an Auto Scaling group across multiple Availability Zones (AZs). The database will use Multi-AZ RDS MySQL and should not be publicly accessible. What is the minimum number of subnets that need to be configured in the VPC?
4 (2 public subnets for web instances in multiple AZs and 2 private subnets for RDS Multi-AZ)
Which of the following are characteristics of Amazon VPC subnets? Choose 2 answers
Each subnet maps to a single Availability Zone
A CIDR block mask of /25 is the smallest range supported
Instances in a private subnet can communicate with the Internet only if they have an Elastic IP.
By default, all subnets can route between each other, whether they are private or public
Each subnet spans at least 2 Availability zones to provide a high-availability environment
You need to design a VPC for a web-application consisting of an Elastic Load Balancer (ELB). a fleet of web/application servers, and an RDS database The entire Infrastructure must be distributed over 2 availability zones. Which VPC configuration works while assuring the database is not available from the Internet?
One public subnet for ELB one public subnet for the web-servers, and one private subnet for the database
One public subnet for ELB two private subnets for the web-servers, two private subnets for RDS
Two public subnets for ELB two private subnets for the web-servers and two private subnets for RDS
Two public subnets for ELB two public subnets for the web-servers, and two public subnets for RDS
You have deployed a three-tier web application in a VPC with a CIDR block of 10.0.0.0/28. You initially deploy two web servers, two application servers, two database servers and one NAT instance tor a total of seven EC2 instances. The web, application and database servers are deployed across two availability zones (AZs). You also deploy an ELB in front of the two web servers, and use Route53 for DNS Web traffic gradually increases in the first few days following the deployment, so you attempt to double the number of instances in each tier of the application to handle the new load unfortunately some of these new instances fail to launch. Which of the following could the root caused? (Choose 2 answers) [PROFESSIONAL]
The Internet Gateway (IGW) of your VPC has scaled-up adding more instances to handle the traffic spike, reducing the number of available private IP addresses for new instance launches.
AWS reserves one IP address in each subnet’s CIDR block for Route53 so you do not have enough addresses left to launch all of the new EC2 instances.
AWS reserves the first and the last private IP address in each subnet’s CIDR block so you do not have enough addresses left to launch all of the new EC2 instances.
The ELB has scaled-up. Adding more instances to handle the traffic reducing the number of available private IP addresses for new instance launches
AWS reserves the first four and the last IP address in each subnet’s CIDR block so you do not have enough addresses left to launch all of the new EC2 instances.
A user wants to access RDS from an EC2 instance using IP addresses. Both RDS and EC2 are in the same region, but different AZs. Which of the below mentioned options help configure that the instance is accessed faster?
Configure the Private IP of the Instance in RDS security group (Recommended as the data is transferred within the the Amazon network and not through internet – Refer link)
Security group of EC2 allowed in the RDS security group
Configuring the elastic IP of the instance in RDS security group
Configure the Public IP of the instance in RDS security group
In regards to VPC, select the correct statement:
You can associate multiple subnets with the same Route Table.
You can associate multiple subnets with the same Route Table, but you can’t associate a subnet with only one Route Table.
You can’t associate multiple subnets with the same Route Table.
None of these.
You need to design a VPC for a web-application consisting of an ELB a fleet of web application servers, and an RDS DB. The entire infrastructure must be distributed over 2 AZ. Which VPC configuration works while assuring the DB is not available from the Internet?
One Public Subnet for ELB, one Public Subnet for the web-servers, and one private subnet for the DB
One Public Subnet for ELB, two Private Subnets for the web-servers, and two private subnets for the RDS
Two Public Subnets for ELB, two private Subnet for the web-servers, and two private subnet for the RDS
Two Public Subnets for ELB, two Public Subnet for the web-servers, and two public subnets for the RDS
You have an Amazon VPC with one private subnet and one public subnet with a Network Address Translator (NAT) server. You are creating a group of Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances that configure themselves at startup via downloading a bootstrapping script from Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) that deploys an application via GIT. Which setup provides the highest level of security?
Amazon EC2 instances in private subnet, no EIPs, route outgoing traffic via the NAT
Amazon EC2 instances in public subnet, no EIPs, route outgoing traffic via the Internet Gateway (IGW)
Amazon EC2 instances in private subnet, assign EIPs, route outgoing traffic via the Internet Gateway (IGW)
Amazon EC2 instances in public subnet, assign EIPs, route outgoing traffic via the NAT
You have launched an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance into a public subnet with a primary private IP address assigned, an internet gateway is attached to the VPC, and the public route table is configured to send all Internet-based traffic to the Internet gateway. The instance security group is set to allow all outbound traffic but cannot access the Internet. Why is the Internet unreachable from this instance?
The instance does not have a public IP address
The Internet gateway security group must allow all outbound traffic.
The instance security group must allow all inbound traffic.
The instance “Source/Destination check” property must be enabled.
You have an environment that consists of a public subnet using Amazon VPC and 3 instances that are running in this subnet. These three instances can successfully communicate with other hosts on the Internet. You launch a fourth instance in the same subnet, using the same AMI and security group configuration you used for the others, but find that this instance cannot be accessed from the internet. What should you do to enable Internet access?
Deploy a NAT instance into the public subnet.
Assign an Elastic IP address to the fourth instance
Configure a publically routable IP Address in the host OS of the fourth instance.
Modify the routing table for the public subnet.
You have a load balancer configured for VPC, and all back-end Amazon EC2 instances are in service. However, your web browser times out when connecting to the load balancer’s DNS name. Which options are probable causes of this behavior? Choose 2 answers
The load balancer was not configured to use a public subnet with an Internet gateway configured
The Amazon EC2 instances do not have a dynamically allocated private IP address
The security groups or network ACLs are not property configured for web traffic.
The load balancer is not configured in a private subnet with a NAT instance.
The VPC does not have a VGW configured.
When will you incur costs with an Elastic IP address (EIP)?
When an EIP is allocated.
When it is allocated and associated with a running instance.
When it is allocated and associated with a stopped instance.
Costs are incurred regardless of whether the EIP is associated with a running instance.
A company currently has a VPC with EC2 Instances. A new instance being launched, which will host an application that works on IPv6. You need to ensure that this instance can initiate outgoing traffic to the Internet. At the same time, you need to ensure that no incoming connection can be initiated from the Internet on to the instance. Which of the following would you add to the VPC for this requirement?