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To create the CTERA Insight proxy server:

  1. In the AWS Management Console select Services.

  2. Under Compute, select EC2.
    The EC2 Dashboard is displayed.

  3. In the navigation pane, click Instances.

  4. Click Launch Instances.

  5. Search for centos 7.
    If you have a CentOS 7 AMI you can use this to create the instance. Otherwise, select a CentOS 7 AMI from the AWS Marketplace.

  6. Click Continue.
    The Instances Wizard opens, displaying the Step 2: Choose an Instance Type screen.

  7. Select the required instance type. The proxy server requires a virtual machine with 8GB RAM, 4 vCPUs and 256GB local SSD, for example M5.xlarge,

  8. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.
    The Step 3: Configure Instance Details screen is displayed.

  9. The CTERA Insight proxy server must have network access to the CTERA Portal. Configure the appropriate Network and Subnet settings.

  10. Select the Protect against accidental termination check box.

  11. Click Next: Add Storage.
    The Step 4: Add Storage screen is displayed.

  12. Allocate an additional EBS volume, by doing the following:

    1. Click Add New Volume.
      Another row is displayed in the table.
    2. In the Size (GiB) field, enter 250 for the size of the EBS volume.
      The size of the EBS should be 2% of the overall data you will store on the CTERA Portal.
    3. In the Volume Type field, select General Purpose SSD (gp3).
  13. Click Review and Launch.
    The Step 7: Review Instance Launch screen is displayed.

  14. Review the configuration and click Launch.
    The Select an existing key pair or create a new key pair dialog box is displayed.

  15. Do one of the following.

    • If you created a key pair, and have the private key file that corresponds to the pair in a safe and accessible place, in the upper drop-down list, select Choose an existing key pair and then select the name of the key pair that you created.
    • If you want to create a new key pair, do the following:
      1. In the upper drop-down list, select Create a new key pair.
      2. In the Key pair name field, enter a name for the key pair.
      3. Click Download Key Pair.
        A private key in *.pem format is downloaded.
        Be sure to save the private key file in a safe place. You will need to provide the name of your key pair when you launch the instance and the corresponding private key each time you connect to the instance.

    Do not select Proceed without a key pair. If you launch your instance without a key pair, you will not be able to connect to it.

  16. Check the acknowledgment and click Launch Instances.
    The Launch Status screen is displayed.

  17. Click View Instances.
    The Instances is displayed, showing the status of the instances.

  18. Wait until the status checks for your instance have finished and then select the instance you created.
    Information about the instance is displayed in the lower half of the screen, in the Description tab.

  19. Note the IP address.

  20. Log in to the proxy server using the IP address of the proxy server and the ‘root‘ username with the ctera123 password, with a tool such as PuTTY.

  21. Run the command curl

  22. Send the proxy server IP address and the public IP address to CTERA.

CTERA will send a tailored script to run, See Configuring the CTERA Insight Proxy Server for details about running this script.

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