Amazon Web Service

How To Launch EC2 Instance

In this article we are going to learn how to launch a EC2 instance. For this you need to have AWS account. If you do not AWS account, then create AWS account. Performing this lab will not incur any charges if you have AWS free tier account.


Step 1: Go to AWS console click on service and select .EC2.

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Step 2: Click on Launch Instance.

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Step 3: Choose Amazon Linux AMI You can choose different AMI based on your requirement.

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Step 4: Choose t2.micro for free tier but you can choose different machine depending on you requirement. t2.micro is free for free tier accounts.

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Step 5: Click on Add storage. In this details page you can choose number of options but for this tutorial this not need to be changed.

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Step 6: Here you can specify size of the root volume. In this tutorial we are using 8 GB and click on next Add Tags

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Step 7: Click on Add tag.

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Step 8: Enter key as Name and value as LearnCloud-Instance. You can give another name. Click on Configure Security Group.

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Step 9: Now you have to open required port on this machine. SSH port is required for access to your machine and HTTP is require for web server access. You can choose source as custom, specific IP address or anywhere. After that click on Review and Launch

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Step 10: You can review all details of your instance you are going to launch. Review all information and Click on Launch

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Step 11: Now you can choose existing key Pair or you can create new key Pair and click on Download Key Pair after that click on Launch Instances

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Step 12: click on link to go the instances page .

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Step 13: Now you have successfully launch your instance.

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Check below link to know how to access ec2 instance using PUTTY.

Check below link to know how to access ec2 instance using PUTTY.

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