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Outlines how to get up and running with the free instance of QF2 in AWS
- Configure the EC2 instance
- Create your cluster for QF2 in AWS
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) account
- AWS account id and target region
- Permission to launch EC2 instances
- Account limits large enough for 5TB of EBS storage across GP2 and ST1
- Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of Qumulo Core for AWS version 2.6.11 or greater
- With free AWS account number in hand, go here and follow the instructions to download
- Enter the AWS account number and target region where for the instance to share the image to your account
NOTE: QF2 in AWS does not include any data protection beyond what is provided by the underlying EBS storage. It is not recommended to use free trials of QF2 for production data without a replication or backup strategy.
Configure the EC2 instance
- Sign in to the AWS account and region using the same details provided to Qumulo
- From the EC2 dashboard, click on AMIs in the AWS sidebar
- Select Private Images from the drop down
- Click on the AMI name Qumulo-Trial-2.6.11 and select Launch
- Select m4.2xl from the list
- Note that m4.2xl is the only supported instance type for the free trial
- Click the Review and Launch button at the bottom of the page
- Check that your network and security settings are configured to allow access for the instance from your current machine
- Go to Edit Security Groups or Edit Instance Details to make changes
- Verify that your network setting allow connection to Cloud Based Monitoring. See Qumulo Care Proactive Monitoring for additional details.
After you launch, the EC2 system will start up. When the instance appears as Available on the EC2 dashboard, proceed to create your Qumulo Cluster.
Create your Qumulo Cluster
- Once your EC2 instance has started, copy and paste an accessible IP address into a browser window.
- Note: Qumulo is configured with a self-signed certificate by default which may cause your browser to display a warning. This is normal behavior and a custom certificate can be installed at a later time to avoid the warning if needed.
- Accept the Qumulo EULA and proceed to Cluster configuration
- Enter the Cluster Name and password for the admin account
- Click Create Cluster to finish the configuration
You should now be able to successfully download and configure your free trial instance of QF2 in AWS
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