Getting Ready

Throughout this procedure, you will be using the AWS Management Console, and in particular the EC2 Dashboard and the Cloud Formation Dashboard. You may want to familiarize yourself with the console and bookmark it:

This procedure can be used to create an evaluation/development or a production eagle-i node:

Note that an evaluation or development node cannot be converted to a production node. 

As a pre-prerequisite, you will need to decide which type of installation you will need, evaluation/development or production eagle-i node.


You may need to involve your IT department to obtain the first 2 prerequisites for a .

  1. Public host name

    1. may use the amazon-generated public hostname
    2.  will need to have a DNS record once you obtain an IP address from EC2
      • Decide on a good host name. It will determine the namespace of your Linked Open Data, and it shouldn't be changed once data exists in production.
      • Examples of existing host names:
  2. An SSL Certificate
    1.  may use the self-signed certificate provided by the AMI
    2.  needs an X509 certificate in PEM format
  3. A browser (in our experience Firefox works best; in Chrome, the scrollbars in AWS dialogues are finicky)
  4. An Amazon Web Services (AWS) account with the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service enabled
    1. Sign up for AWS
    2. Sign up for the EC2 service; this will require that you provide credit card information.
  5. An SSH client for remotely logging in to the EC2 instance