Creating EC2 Instance – Windows in AWS
Login into AWS Portal AWS Console Login
The moment you login to console you can see search Tab under AWS Services
In the search tab type EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing)
In the search tab type EC2 (Elastic Cloud Computing) and hit enter as shown below:
This will take you to Resources Page where you need to Launch Instance under Create Instance
When you click on Launch instance here we have few Steps that needs to followed as shown below:
Step 1 : Choose an Amazon Machine Image (AMI)
Select the based on your requirement here in my scenario I am taking Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Base .
Step 2 : Choose an instance Type
As this is my test account and this is for testing so I am selecting “t2 micro” which is free with limited services.
And click “Next: Configure Instance Details”
Step 3 : Configure Instance Details
Here we need to provide details based on your requirements, as this is for testing purpose I am leaving default as is……..
Note: Make sure you enable “Enable Termination Protection” so that this can be terminated until this option is reverted or unchecked.
And click “Next: Add Storage”
Step 4 : Add Storage
Leaving this as default in case if you need to Add New Volume you can add based on your requirement.
Click “Next: Add Tags”
Step 5: Add Tags
Click Add Tags
Add Tags :
Key : Name
Value : Praveen_AWS
Click “Next: Configure Security Group”
Step 6 : Configure Security Group
If you wanted to setup a Webserver or Exchange server then you need to allow Internet traffic to reach your instance. Also you need to allow unrestricted access to the Ports as shown below:
Click “Review and Launch”
Step 7 : Review Instance Launch
This will summarize your details post confirming click Launch.
Great you have Launched the Instance.
Connecting to Launched Instance
Yes while connecting authentication is required like User Name and Password to get that we need Key pair.
Now time for Authentication using Key pair as shown below:
Here I am going with “Create a new Key pair”
And Providing Key pair Name….
Note: Key Pair Name : To be given based on your requirement
And click Download Key Pair
Now Click Launch Instances
This will show you the summary, click View Instances
Now this will shows
Status Check : Initializing
Alarm status : Loading
Wait till the status check come change to 2/2 checks…
Connecting to your Instances
Select the Instance and click Connect
Here you can click Download Remote Desktop File and save that file for easy access…..
Under Password click Get Password
Get Password for “Retrieving Default Administrator Password”
Choose the password file that you have saved
click on Decrypt Password
Now try connecting to your instance…..
Note: Getting password might take some time…..
Be cautious while using after use trying shutting down or if it’s Test machine try terminating as this is…….
Pay-As- You-Go (PAYG)
In next article we will see bucket (S3) creation…..