Launching the DataStax Community AMI
After creating the security group, you can launch your AMI instances.
If you need more help, click an informational icon or a link to the Amazon EC2 User Guide.
Launch the AMI using the links in the following table:
Amazon EC2 offers a number of geographic regions for launching the AMI. Factors for choosing a region include: reduce latency, cost, or regulatory requirements.
Region AMI HVM instances (Hardware-assisted Virtual Machine - see Amazon documentation.) us-east-1 ami-ada2b6c4 us-west-1 ami-3cf7c979 us-west-2 ami-1cff962c eu-west-1 ami-7f33cd08 ap-southeast-1 ami-b47828e6 ap-southeast-2 ami-55d54d6f ap-northeast-1 ami-714a3770 sa-east-1 ami-1dda7800 PV instances (Para-virtualization) us-east-1 ami-f9a2b690 us-west-1 ami-32f7c977 us-west-2 ami-16ff9626 eu-west-1 ami-8932ccfe ap-southeast-1 ami-8c7828de ap-southeast-2 ami-57d54d6d ap-northeast-1 ami-6b4a376a sa-east-1 ami-15da7808
In Step 2: Choose an Instance Type, choose the appropriate
The recommended instances are:
- Development and light production: m3.large
- Moderate production: m3.xlarge
- SSD production with light data: c3.2xlarge
- Largest heavy production: m3.2xlarge (PV) or i2.2xlarge (HVM)
- Micro, small, and medium types are not supported.
When the instance is selected, its specifications are displayed:
Because Amazon updates instance types periodically, see the following docs to help you determine your hardware and storage requirements:
Click Next: Configure Instance Details and configure the
instances to suit your requirements:
- Number of instances
- Network - Select Launch into EC2-Classic.
- Advanced Details - Open and add the following
options (as text) to the User Data section.
Option Description --clustername name Required. The name of the cluster. --totalnodes #_nodes Required. The total number of nodes in the cluster. --version community Required. The version of the cluster. Use community to install the latest version of DataStax Community. --opscenter [no] Optional. By default, DataStax OpsCenter is installed on the first instance. Specify no to disable. --reflector url Optional. Allows you to use your own reflector. Default: http://reflector2.datastax.com/reflector2.php
For example: --clustername myDSCcluster --totalnodes 6 --version community
Click Next: Add Storage, and add volumes as
The number of instance store devices available to the machine depends on the instance type. EBS volumes are not recommended for database storage.
Click Next: Tag Instance and give a name to your DSE
instance, such as workload-dsc.
Tags enable you to categorize your AWS resources in different ways, such as purpose, owner, or environment.
Click Next: Configure Security Group and configure as
- Choose Select an existing security group.
- Select the Security Group you created earlier.
- Click Review and Launch.
- On the Step 7: Review Instance Launch page, make any needed changes.
Click Launch and then in the Select an
existing key pair or create a new key pair dialog, do one of the
- Select an existing key pair from the Select a key pair drop list.
- If you need to create a new key pair, click Choose an existing key pair drop list and select Create a new key pair. Then create the new key pair as described in Creating a key pair.
Click Launch Instances.
The AMI image configures your cluster and starts Cassandra services. The Launch Status page is displayed.
- Click View Instances.