In this step, we will be creating 2 Amazon EC2 instances that will be the target of our automation. As we will use these instances to demonstrate the automation, the instances can be of any type or use any OS.
From the AWS Management Console, navigate to the N. Virginia (us-east-1) region.
Navigate to the EC2 console by clicking on the Find Services search bar, typing EC2 in the search bar, and pressing Enter.
Click on Launch Instance, you can select any instance type or OS, but here are our reccomended options:
Amazon Linux 2 AMI (HVM)
t2.micro, click on Next: Configure Instance Details
From the instance overview page find the newly created instances and apply the following tags:
Dev, signifying a non-Production EC2 instance.
Prod, signifying a Production EC2 instance.
Write down your newly created instance ids, you will need these for later steps.