How to Install CloudStick in AWS EC2 instance

Server Management

This section identifies the purpose of deployment of CloudStick in EC2 instance of AWS and covers step by step procedure to install.
Illustration covers the creation of EC2 instance and configure to deploy CloudStick.

Prerequisites

  • AWS account signed up and logged in, not yet done? Click here to sign up.
  • Log on to cloudstick.io and signup your account

What we are going to do

  • Create EC2 instance in AWS
  • Deploy in CloudStick

Creating Elastic Compute Cloud

Step1 : web page shows where you are required to log in using your login details.
web page shows where you are required to log in using your login details.

Step 2 : You will see the main console after successful login to AWS and will be able to check out all the list of services offered by AWS

 

Step3:  We would require the only EC2 for this purpose. Choose the closest region and availability zone in the console and proceed with clicking EC2 service.

 

Step4 :  It will lead to the EC2 Dashboard where you can create/terminate instances.

Step 5: Click on Launch instances and you will see the below screen.

 

Step 6 : Here you will have to choose the particular AMI for installing the OS.
We are proceeding with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS AMI in this example. Remember, you can choose Ubuntu 16.04 LTS as well. Few days, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be available in AWS marketplace.

Step 7 : Select your appropriate instance type and proceed with the configure instance details:

 

Step 8: Instance details where you can proceed with default settings: as shown in the illustration

 

Step 9 : This step is “Add storage” will be attached EBS(Elastic Block Storage) , We recommend minimum of 20 GB stoage space for CloudStick and choose Tags

Step 10: You can choose to give Tag names or not to give them. They are optional.

Step 11 : Finally you would require to configure the security group:
Make sure you open port 22, 80, 443 and 34210. The illustration shows the configuration,

Note: Need to add ICMP port to check the status of the instance.

Step 12: Select the keypair and deploy the instance.

You can log in to the EC2 instance as per the instructions in “Connect” as given in the EC2 Instance Dashboard.

Note: You will be logging in as a nonroot user by default, To switch to root user, please give the command

sudo -s

For changing root password of the EC2 instance , do the following changes using commands

passwd root

New password : <enter your password>

Retype new password: < re enter the password>

You would require this password in one of the coming steps:

Now, you would require to configure the SSH so as to have a direct installation. The steps are given below

Goto SSH configuration file

# nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Now, uncomment and change the line from no to yes

PermitRootLogin yes

PasswordAuthentication yes

Once done the changes, don’t forget to restart the process

#service sshd restart

Signing In to CloudStick

Our onboarding process is quite easy, Enter your email, password and username, Confirm the email and that is it. You are onboard.

Now, sign in to the account

The landing page will be a fully functional dashboard with all the functionalities

You can connect the server using the very first option in the dashboard:

Select the provider and give the Server Name and IP address and click on Add the server

All you would require is to enter the server credentials here

Once you click on start installation, it will commence the process and your server will be provisioned within a few minutes:

Have realtime progress of the installation.

The installation closes to finish

The installation progress can be viewed and within few minutes, attains completion Your server is ready to manage from the CloudStick dashboard.

In case of any errors encountered in any of the above steps, please contact @Support We are 24/7/365

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