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Before Launching an Instance

Select an EC2 Instance

  • Login to the Amazon EC2 Console.
  • Select a suitable region, e.g. one that is near you (see drop-down menu, top right of the panel).
  • Select Instances from the left menu.
  • Click Launch Instance.
  • Go to the Application and OS Images (Amazon Machine Image) panel
  • Type CFDDFC in Search and hit Enter.
  • From the AWS Marketplace AMIs tab select the appropriate CFD Direct From the Cloud product.
  • A panel appears showing details of CFD Direct From the Cloud. Click Continue.

Instance Settings

  • In the Instance Type panel, select your preferred type, e.g. c6i.4xlarge.
  • In the Key Pair (login) panel, select your preconfigured key pair, e.g. awskey.pem.
  • In the Network Settings panel, check Select existing security group and select your preconfigured group, e.g. CFDDFC.
  • In the Configure Storage panel, set the amount in the Size (GiB) text box (note the cost of storage).
  • For Web CFDDFC only: in the Advanced Details panel, in IAM instance profile, select your preconfigured role, e.g. CFDDFC-Web.
  • Check the details in the Summary panel, then click Launch Instance.

Launch the Instance

  • Back in Review Instance Launch, Click Launch.
  • A panel appears with Select and existing key pair of create a new key pair.
  • If you have previously created a key pair and wish to use it, select the key pair.
  • Otherwise select Create a new key pair, enter a name (suggestion: awskey) and click Create.
  • Save the private key file (e.g.awskey.pem) which is downloaded by your browser.  Keep the file in a safe location.
  • Click Launch Instances.

Checking the Instance

  • A message should appear announcing the launch of the instance
  • Click the instance ID (i-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX) link or Instances.
  • The Instances panel of EC2 Management Console displays Instance Details and Status.
  • From the Instances panel, or full description of the instance, note the Public IP in the form XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.

Further information

See the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

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