How to launch "RHEL 6 ready for Zadara VPSA Cloud Block/File Storage" AMI on AWS Marketplace

Summary

This article describes best practice for launching “RHEL 6 ready for Zadara VPSA Cloud Block/File Storage” AMI on AWS Marketplace. The “RHEL 6 ready for Zadara Block/File Storage” AMI is the standard RHEL AMI image preconfigured by Zadara Storage with iSCSI Initiator, Multipathing and NFS client packages.


Prerequisites

  • Amazon AWS Account
  • Key pair for security
  • VPC connected to Zadara Storage Cloud
  • Pre-created Zadara VPSA


Launching RHEL 6 ready for Zadara VPSA Cloud Block/File Storage AMI

STEP 1 - FIND


- Login to AWS Marketplace.

            - Use the search line to find Zadara RHEL 6 AMI.
            - Choose  “RHEL 6 ready for Zadara VPSA Cloud Block/File Storage” from the result list.
            - Click on “Continue” button to launch the EC2 instance.

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STEP 2 - LAUNCH

        - On the Launch page, select “Launch with EC2 Console” tab and review the Launching details.

        - On the Launching option area, click “Launch with EC2 Console” button.

        - Follow the “Request Instance Wizard” on-screen instructions.


Note: On the “Instance Details” stage, make sure to launch into a VPC that is connected to Zadara Storage Cloud

 

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STEP 3 - CONFIGURE

        - Connect to the RHEL 6 EC2 instance using your keypair.

        - Follow the instruction on the welcome page. You'll be asked to provide:

      1. The VPSA’s IP - Connect to the VPSA GUI, navigate to “Controllers” page and write down the iSCSI IP.

      2. VPSA Username.

      3. VPSA Password.

        - Navigate to “Server” page in the VPSA GUI and verify your RHEL EC2 instance was registered successfully.

 

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