Launching the DataStax Community AMI
After creating the security group, you can launch your AMI instances.
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 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 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
type, and then click Next: Configure Instance
The left panel allows you to select the instance types based on different criteria. The recommended instances are:
- Development and light production: m1.large
- Moderate production: m1.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. For example:
Configure the instances to suit your requirements:
- Select the number of instances.
- Select Launch into EC2-Classic.
- Open Advanced Details.
Add the following options (as text) to the User
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 the Learn more link for more information.
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.
- In 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
- If you need to create a new key pair, click Choose an existing key pair drop list and select Create a new key pair. Download the key pair (.pem file) to your local machine; you will need it to log in to your Cassandra instances.
- Select an existing key pair from the Select a key pair drop list and check the acknowledgment statement.
Click Launch Instances.
The AMI image configures your cluster and starts Cassandra services. The Launch Status page is displayed.
- Click View Instances.