Installing in AWS

Install from AWS Marketplace

Partnering with Amazon, you can install 128T conductors and routers using Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is a secure cloud platform that offers computing power, data storage, content delivery, flexibility, scalability, and reliability for software products.

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For more information on Amazon Web Services, refer to the AWS website.

To Manually Install a Conductor or Router Using AWS:

  1. Launch a web browser and navigate to https://aws.amazon.com/
  2. Login to AWS with your account.
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    If you do not have an account, click Create an AWS Account to register.

  3. Click EC2 Dashboard and select your deployment region from the drop down list.
  4. Click Launch Instance.
  5. On the Step 1: Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, select the Amazon Marketplace tab and enter 128 Technology in the search bar.
  6. Locate the 128 Technology image and click Select.
  7. On the Step 2: Choose and Instance Type page, choose an instance type.
  8. On the Step 3: Configure Instance Details page, click Subnet and select the desired subnet and retain the default values for the other fields.
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    If the desired subnet is not listed, click Create New Subnet to create one.

  9. Click Next: Add Storage.
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    The You have changed your network setting window may appear.

    Select Yes, I want to continue with this change and click Next.
  10. On the Step 4: Add Storage page, ensure the size is 128 GB (default value).
  11. Click Next: Add Tags.
  12. On the the Step 5: Add Tags page, click Add Tags.
  13. Click inside the Key column and select Name. Under the Value column enter the name for your instance.
  14. Click Next: Configure Security Group.
  15. On the Step 6: Configure Security Group page, click select an existing security group and choose one from the list.
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    If the desired security group is not listed you can create your own by selecting Create a new security group and following the prompts.

  16. Select Review and Launch.
  17. In the Boot from General Purpose window, select Continue and then click Next.
  18. On the Step 7: Review Instance Launch page, click Launch to finalize the instance.
  19. In the Select an existing key pair or create a new key pair dialog box, select Choose an existing key pair and select the desired key pair from the list.
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    If the desired key pair is not listed click Create a new key pair, enter a name in the Key pair name field and click Download Key Pair.

  20. Check the acknowledgment check box and then click Launch Instances.
  21. On the Launch Status page, click View Instances.
  22. Record the instances IP address.
  23. Launch a command window prompt.
  24. Enter the IP address of the instance. Result: The interactive 128T Installer application launches.
  25. When prompted by the installer, press the Enter key to select Begin.

Follow the instructions as outlined in Install the 128T Routing Software

Install 128T From Amazon Web Services Using ZTP

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Deploying a 128T router using Zero Touch Provisioning via tags is currently disabled. We are currently working on updating the AMIs in the marketplace to enable back the functionality.

After installing a 128T conductor, you can use ZTP to install your 128 routers from Amazon Web Services.

To install 128T from AWS using ZTP:

  1. Launch a web browser and navigate to https://aws.amazon.com/.
  2. Login to AWS with your account.

    If you do not have an account, click Create an AWS Account to register.

  3. Click EC2 Dashboard and select your deployment region from the drop down list.
  4. Click Launch Instance.
  5. On the Step 1: Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) page, select the Amazon Marketplace tab and enter 128 Technology in the search bar.
  6. Locate the 128 Technology image and click Select.
  7. On the Step 2: Choose and Instance Type page, choose an instance type.
  8. On the Step 3: Configure Instance Details page click Subnet and select the desired subnet and retain the default values for the other fields.

    If the desired subnet is not listed, click Create New Subnet to create one.

  9. In the IAM role field, select 128T_ZTP.
  10. Click Next: Add Storage.

    The You have changed your network setting window may appear. Select Yes, I want to continue with this change and click Next.

  11. On the Step 4: Add Storage page, ensure the size is 128 GB (default value).
  12. Click Next: Add Tags.
  13. On the the Step 5: Add Tags page, click Add Tags.
  14. Click inside the Key column, select the following tags, and enter the tag definition in the Value column.
  • conductor-ip-primary: populate this with the IP address of your 128T conductor
  • asset-id: populate this with the asset identification you want to assign to the 128T router (optional)
  1. Click Next: Configure Security Group.
  2. On the Step 6: Configure Security Group page, click select an existing security group and choose one from the list.

    If the desired security group is not listed you can create your own by selecting Create a new security group and following the prompts.

  3. Select Review and Launch.
  4. In the Boot from General Purpose window, select Continue and then click Next.
  5. On the Step 7: Review Instance Launch page, click Launch to finalize the instance.
  6. In the Select an existing key pair or create a new key pair dialog box, select Choose an existing key pair and select the desired key pair from the list.

    If the desired key pair is not listed click Create a new key pair, enter a name in the Key pair name field and click Download Key Pair.

  7. Check the acknowledgment check box and then click Launch Instances.
  8. On the Launch Status page, click View Instances.
  9. Connect and assign this router/instance to your 128T conductor either using the GUI or PCLI. Result: The router installs automatically.

Configure 128T Using AWS

After installing 128T using Amazon Web Services, you must then create and apply configuration elements. During the configuration process you'll set up the following:

  • Route Tables
  • Internet Gateways

To configure a conductor or router on AWS:

  1. Using AWS, navigate to the EC2 Dashboard pane and Select Instances.
  2. On the Description tab and next to the Security field, click Launch Wizard.
  3. On the Inbound tab, click Edit and adjust your settings for HTTPS access to your conductor.
  4. From the Edit Inbound Rules section, click Add Rule to add HTTPS specific rules using the drop down menu.
  5. After all rules are added, click Save.
  6. From the main toolbar, click Services to expand the Services list and select VPC.
  7. From the VPC Dashboard pane, click Your VPCs.
  8. From the VPC Dashboard pane, click Route Tables and then Create Route Table.
  9. In the Create Route Table dialog box, enter the following information and click Yes, Create.
  • Name Tag: Enter a name for your route table
  • VPC: Using the dropdown list, select the VPC to associate with the route table
  1. From the VPC Dashboard pane, select Internet Gateways and click Create Internet Gateway.
  2. In the Create Internet Gateway dialog box, enter an Internet Gateway name in the Name Tag field and click Yes, Create.
  3. On the Internet Gateways page, click Attach to VPC and assign the Internet Gateway to your VPC.
  4. From the VPC Dashboard pane, select Route Tables and click Edit.
  5. Click Add Another Route.
  6. In the 0.0.0.0/0 row, click the empty cell under the Target column and the local name automatically appears as a selectable option. Select it and click Save.
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