Axis Connector Deployment for AWS AMI

Installing a Connector on AWS Using an AMI

Prerequisites:

  • AWS Account ID
  • AWS Console Access

Step 1: Register for AMI Sharing with Axis Security

  • AMIs are currently available in the following regions:
  • us-east-1, us-east-2, eu-central-1, eu-west-1, eu-west-2, ap-southeast-1
  • Send an email to [email protected] with your AWS Account ID.
  • If you require additional regions include the information in the email to support.
  • Axis will then review the Account ID and share the AMIs with that account.

Step 2: Running the Connector AMI

  1. Navigate to your AWS console.

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Note

Make sure to use the account corresponding to the ID provided in the registration.

  1. Select EC2 β†’ Instances β†’ Launch Instance.
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  1. Select My AMIs.
  2. Enable the Shared with me.
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  1. Select the latest image.
  2. Choose your preferred image base (Ubuntu / Amazon Linux 2) and click Select.

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Note

Amazon Linux 2 is recommended as it provides better performance on AWS infrastructure.

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  1. Select an instance type.

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m5.large or t3.large are recommended

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  1. Click Next: Configure Instance Details. Choose your desired configuration.

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Notes

  • Make sure your connector has external access when choosing the Virtual Private Cluster (VPC) to deploy.
  • Take note of the VPC in which you deploy the connector, as the connector deploys to the same VPC as the destination applications.
  1. Click Next: Add Storage.

  2. Verify the disk has 40GB listed under the Size(GiB) column.

  3. Click Review and Launch.

Sttep 3: Connecting to the Axis Cloud

When the instance is running, use SSH to connect to the newly created machine.

To connect to the Axis Cloud:

  1. In the Management Console go to Settings -> Connectors-> New Connector.

  2. Select a name and Connector Zone, and click Next

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  1. Copy the code and paste it into the SSH Session's terminal.

  2. Run the script.

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