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[DRAFT] Step 1: Preparing the AWS deployment

This page lists the steps you need to take before deploying Automation Suite to AWS.

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Important!

To prevent data loss, ensure the infrastructure you use does not automatically delete cluster disks on cluster reboot or shutdown. If this capability is enabled, make sure to disable it.

Getting started on AWS


The AWS deployment requires a moderate level of familiarity with AWS services.

If you are new to AWS, you can start by reading the following introductory materials to get familiar. They provide basic materials for how to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications on the AWS Cloud.
Getting Started Resource Center
AWS Training and Certification.

This Quick Start also assumes familiarity with AWS Services listed in the Request resources quotas section of this guide. For a detailed diagram and description of the architecture, see:
Deployment architecture on AWS

 

Creating an AWS account


If you don’t already have an AWS account, create one by following the step-by-step instructions. Your AWS account is automatically signed up for all AWS services. You are charged only for the services you use.

 

Configuring your AWS account


The following sections walk you through the steps you need to take to configure your AWS Account specific to the Automation Suite deployment requirements.

Amazon EC2 key pairs


You need at least one EC2 key pair in the AWS account in the Region where you will deploy the Quick Start.

To create a key pair, see Amazon EC2 key pairs and Linux instances.

Take note of the key-pair name as it is needed during the deployment.

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Note:

For testing or evaluation purposes, we recommend creating a new key pair instead of using an existing one.

 

Valid domain name


This Quick Start requires you to have established ownership of the parent domain under which the web application will be served. If you want to register a domain, see Registering a public domain.

If you have registered the domain using AWS Route 53, then the hosted zone is preconfigured, and no additional configuration is necessary.
Otherwise, you should set up a hosted zone in your AWS account, with the required name server, start of authority, CNAME, and text records. For further details on how to create a public hosted zone, see Working with public hosted zones.

To use another DNS provider, leave the hosted zone id parameter empty. This pauses the deployment after the load balancer creation, allowing you to manually configure the DNS. To resume the deployment, search for the WaitConditionHandle resource in the routing stack. The Physical Id of this resource is an URL. Execute a POST request as described here.

 

Request Resource Quotas


If necessary, request service quota increases for the following resources. You might need to request increases if your existing deployment currently uses these resources and if this Quick Start deployment could result in exceeding the default quotas. The Service Quotas console displays your usage and quotas for some aspects of some services.

For more information, see What is Service Quotas? and AWS service quotas.

ResourceRequirement
VPCs1
SubnetsUp to 6
NAT gateways2
VPC endpoints1
Internet gateways1
Elastic IP addressesUp to 6
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) security groups1
IAM rolesUp to 7
Auto Scaling groupsUp to 2
Application Load BalancersEither 0 or 1
Network Load BalancersEither 1 or 2
Public certificate authorities (CA)1
Hosted zone1
RDS instances1
Bastion hosts1
Secrets4
Parameters in Parameter Store3
SSM documentsEither 0 or 3
Lambda Functions3
Instance Profiles2
Security Groups3

 

Supported AWS Regions


In order for the Quick Start to work in a Region other than its default Region, all the services that are part of the deployment must also be supported in that Region.

For an up-to-date list of AWS Regions and the AWS services they support, see AWS Regional Services.

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Certain Regions are available on an opt-in basis. For more information, see Managing AWS Regions.

To test whether a specific Region is supported, you can launch Quick Start for that Region and, if you get an Unrecognized resource type error, then Quick Start is not supported in that Region.

 

IAM permissions


Before launching the Quick Start, you must sign in to the AWS Management Console with IAM permissions for the resources that the templates deploy. The AdministratorAccess managed policy within IAM provides sufficient permissions, although your organization may choose to use a custom policy with more restrictions.

For more information, see AWS managed policies for job functions.

Updated 3 months ago


[DRAFT] Step 1: Preparing the AWS deployment


This page lists the steps you need to take before deploying Automation Suite to AWS.

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