See http://aws.amazon.com/documentation/powershell/ for documentation and other getting started material on AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell.
AWS Direct Connect
AWS Direct Connect links your internal network to an AWS Direct Connect location over a standard 1 gigabit or 10 gigabit Ethernet fiber-optic cable. One end of the cable is connected to your router, the other to an AWS Direct Connect router. With this connection in place, you can create virtual interfaces directly to the AWS cloud (for example, to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon Simple Storage Service) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, bypassing Internet service providers in your network path. An AWS Direct Connect location provides access to Amazon Web Services in the region it is associated with. You can establish connections with AWS Direct Connect locations in multiple regions, but a connection in one region does not provide connectivity to other regions.
Cmdlets supporting AWS Direct Connect have a 'DC' prefix on the noun. The following command will list all of the supported cmdlets for the service (once the module has been imported):
PS C:\> Get-Command -Noun DC* -Module AWSPowerShell
AWS Data Pipeline
AWS Data Pipeline is a web service that you can use to automate the movement and transformation of data. With AWS Data Pipeline, you can define data-driven workflows, so that tasks can be dependent on the successful completion of previous tasks. For example, you can use AWS Data Pipeline to archive your web server's logs to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) each day and then run a weekly Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR) job flow over those logs to generate traffic reports.
Cmdlets supporting AWS Data Pipeline have a 'DP' prefix on the noun. The following command will list all of the supported cmdlets for the service (once the module has been imported):
PS C:\> Get-Command -Noun DP* -Module AWSPowerShell
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) Snapshot Copy
EBS Snapshot Copy enables you to copy your EBS snapshots across AWS regions, thus making it easier for you to leverage multiple AWS regions and accelerate your geographical expansion, data center migration and disaster recovery.
To copy snapshots, use the new Copy-EC2Snapshot cmdlet. This example shows how to copy a snapshot from California (us-west-1) to Oregon (us-west-2):
PS C:\> Copy-EC2Snapshot -SourceRegion us-west-1 -SourceSnapshotId ID12345 -Description "Copy of snapshot ID12345" -Region us-west-2
Updated install location
With this release, the install location of the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell module has been changed so that environments using Windows PowerShell version 3 can take advantage of auto-loading:
As a result of these changes, the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell module will now be listed as an available module when executing Get-Module -ListAvailable. In addition, for users of Windows PowerShell version 3, the execution of any cmdlet exported by the module will automatically load the module in the current PowerShell shell without needing to use Import-Module first. This allows interactive use of the cmdlets on systems with an execution policy that disallows script execution.
The Clear-AWSDefaults cmdlet has been extended to also remove any default region setting, in addition to credentials.
|Installation Requires Administrator Privileges||The default install location is %PROGRAMFILES%\AWS Tools\PowerShell, which on most computers is "c:\program files". In order to install files to the default location, the MSI must be run by an Administrator.|
Supported Services and Versions
This release of the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell contains cndlets supporting the following Amazon Web Services:
|Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud||2012-12-01|
|Amazon Elastic MapReduce||2009-03-31|
|Amazon Relational Database Service||2012-09-17|
|Aamazon Route 53||2012-02-29|
|Amazon Simple Email Service||2010-12-01|
|Amazon Simple Notification Service||2010-03-31|
|Amazon Simple Queue Service||2012-11-05|
|Amazon Simple Storage Service||2006-03-01|
|AWS Data Pipeline||2012-10-29|
|AWS Direct Connect||2012-10-25|
|AWS Elastic Beanstalk||2010-12-01|
|AWS Identity and Access Management||2010-05-08|
|AWS Security Token Service||2011-06-15|
|AWS Storage Gateway||2012-06-30|
|Elastic Load Balancing||2012-06-01|