In Application Services, registering a cloud provider means using access keys established in a valid AWS account to connect to an Amazon EC2 Region.

About this task

The following Amazon Region code values are supported when specifying cloud provider information. For the most current list of supported Amazon Region code values, see Amazon AWS Regions and Endpoints documentation. For example, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region.

Table 1. Common Supported Amazon Region Code Values

Amazon Region Code Values

Region Names

ap-northeast-1

Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region

ap-southeast-1

Asia Pacific (Singapore) region

ap-southeast-2

Asia Pacific (Sydney) region

eu-west-1

EU (Ireland) region

sa-east-1

South America (Sao Paulo) region

us-east-1

US East (N. Virginia) region

us-west-1

US West (N. California) region

us-west-2

US West (Oregon) region

Prerequisites

Procedure

  1. On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Clouds > Cloud Providers.
  2. Click New.
  3. Complete the cloud provider information.

    Option

    Description

    Name and Description

    Include detailed information in the Description text box. The text from the text box appears in the Deployment Profile wizard under the Cloud Provider column.

    Cloud Provider Type

    Amazon EC2 is the supported type.

    Amazon Region

    Specify the Amazon Region code value. For example, if your region is US East (N. Virginia), enter the Amazon Region code us-east-1.

    Entering an unsupported value prevents the Availability Tunnel from displaying content when you attempt to create a new deployment environment.

    Proxy URL

    If your corporate network requires a proxy server for external connections, add the Web proxy URL to enable the virtual private cloud (VPC) server to connect to Amazon EC2.

    User Name and Password

    Access keys set up on the AWS account.

  4. To test whether the values you entered are correct, click Validate Connection.
  5. Click Save.

    If any of the required entries for the cloud provider are invalid or left blank, you are prompted to correct them when you click Save.

  6. To register Amazon AMIs, click Edit.
  7. In the Templates section, click New to continue and register AMIs or virtual machine templates.
  8. Select a category from the drop-down menu and click Get Templates.

    You can select AMIs owned by the AWS account or those that are private to the AWS account.

    Filtered AMIs or cloud templates that you created or that are private to the AWS account appear in the drop-down menu.

  9. Select the check boxes next to one or more templates in the list, and click OK.

    The templates you registered are added to the list of cloud templates that you can choose from when you map a logical template to a cloud template.

  10. To change existing information for an Amazon EC2 cloud provider, click Edit and make your changes.
  11. Click Save.

Results

The Amazon EC2 Region is registered and its AMIs are available for use in Application Services.

What to do next

Create a deployment environment to deploy an application to the cloud environment. See Create an Amazon EC2 Deployment Environment.

Map these AMIs to the Application Services logical templates. See Add a Logical Template to the Library.