Installing a single-node cluster on AWS

(This procedure assumes that you have already gotten the AMI. If you haven't, go here.)

In this procedure, you set up a single node QF2 cluster on AWS. The procedure assumes that you already have an AWS account and understand basic AWS operations such as getting AWS keys, selecting an AMI, selecting an EC2 instance and setting up security groups.

We recommend you use Chrome as your browser.

Launch the AMI

  1. Go to the EC2 Dashboard and select AMIs.

    EC2 dashboard - AMI images

  2. Select the region you submitted in the AMI request form [Region Select].

  3. Select the Private images AMI source.

    AMI source selection

  4. The Resource Group screen appears. Select the AMI image, named Qumulo-Trial....

    AMI selection

  5. Click Launch to begin provisioning the image. The Choose an Instance Type screen appears.

  6. Choose an m4.2xlarge instance type, then scroll down and click Review and Launch.

    AMI instance type

Set up the security group

  1. Click Edit security groups.

    AMI Edit security groups

  2. Configure or select the security group. If you have an existing configuration that keeps the following ports open, you can use that. If not, create a new security group. Here are the ports that should be open:

    • Port 22 – SSH
    • Port 111 – NFS port mapper
    • Port 443 – HTTPS
    • Port 2049 – NFS
    • Port 3712 – QF2 replication to/from instance
    • Port 8000 – GUI
  3. Here is an example screenshot.

    AMI Create new security group

  4. Click Review and Launch.

  5. The Review Instance Launch Page appears. Review the settings and, if you are satisfied, click Launch.

    AMI Launch

Launch the instance

  1. Select an existing key pair or create a new pair of keys. You need these keys to SSH into the instance. Click Launch instance.

    AMI security key pair

  2. The instance begins to launch.

    AMI initiate launch

  3. In a few moments, you will see the Launch Status screen.

    Launch status screen

  4. Click View Instances. A status screen appears.

    AWS status screen

    Initialization times vary and can take as long as 10 minutes. You may need to refresh your browser to get status updates.

  5. Keep checking the status screen until the Status Checks column shows 2/2 checks...

    AWS instance IP address and public DNS name

    Once it does, Use your browser to access the instance. To see the IP address, select the instance and scroll down.

Configure the QF2 cluster

  1. Enter the IP address or DNS name in the browser. You will see a Chrome privacy error.

    Chrome privacy error

  2. Click ADVANCED. Click Proceed to *web site*.

  3. The Qumulo EULA appears. Scroll to the bottom, select both boxes, then click Submit.

    EULA submit

  4. Name the cluster.

    Name cluster

  5. Scroll down and set the password for the admin account.

    Set admin password

  6. Click Create Cluster.

  7. A dialog box appears and asks for verification. Click Yes, Create Cluster.

    Yes, create cluster

  8. The status messaage appears.

    Creating cluster

  9. Once the cluster is created, the GUI appears.

    QF2 GUI

  10. The cluster is ready to serve data.

Now that your cluster is ready to start sharing data, you can set up exports or shares. Here are the tutorials.

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