Step 3. Launch an Instance and Configure a Host

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Note: Refer to the AWS "Launching an Instance" documentation (http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/usingsharedamis-finding.htmlhttp://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/launching-instance.html) for additional instructions.

  1. Select an instance from the grid (for example, RSA-SA-Concentrator-10.6.3.0-01) and click Launch.

  1. Choose the RAM and CPUs by selecting instance type.
    Refer to AWS Instance Configuration Recommendations for guidelines on how to configure the EC2 Instance based on the requirements of the Security Analytics component (that is, service) for which you are launching an instance. The following example has the m4.10xlarge instance type selected with 40 CPUs and 160 GB of RAM.

  1. Click Next: Configure Instance Details at the bottom right of the Step 2: Choose an Instance Type page.
    The Step 3. Configure Instance Details page is displayed.

    For Security Analytics, the subnet and VPC are defaulted to the values in the following example.

  2. Click Next: Add Storage at the bottom right of the Step 3: Configure Instance Details page.
    The Step 4. Add Storage page is displayed.

    Refer to AWS Instance Configuration Recommendations for guidelines on how to configure storage based on based on the requirements of the Security Analytics component (that is, service) for which you are launching an instance.

  3. Click Next: Add Tags at the bottom right of the Step 4: Add Storage page.
    The Step 5. Add Tags page is displayed. Enter the name of your Instance.
  4. Click Next: Configure Security Group at the bottom right of the Step 5: Add Tags page.
    The Step 6. Configure Security Group page is displayed.
    1. Select the "Create a new security group" radio button.
    2. Create a rule that opens all the firewall for the Security Analytics component.
      You must configure the security group correctly to configure the instance (host) from the Security Analytics) User Interface and SSH to it.

      Note: See the "Network Architecture and Ports" documentation in RSA Link (https://community.rsa.com/docs/DOC-77879) for a comprehensive list of the ports you must set up for all Security Analytics components..

    Note: After you configure a Security Group, you can change it at any time.

  5. Click Review and Launch at the bottom right of the Step 6: Configure Security Group page.
    The Step 7. Review Instance Launch page is displayed.
  6. Click Launch at the bottom right of the Step 7. Review Instance Launch page.
    The Select an existing key pair or create a new key pair dialog is displayed.
  7. Choose Proceed without key pair.
  8. Click Launch Instance.
    AWS displays the following information as it builds the Instance.

  9. Click View Instances.
  10. Select Instances in the left navigation panel to review all instances that AWS is initializing (for example, the SA-Concentrator) .

    The IP Address for the new RSA-SA-Concentrator-10.6.3.0-01 host is sample-ip-address.

  11. SSH to newly-created instance using the default Security Analyticscredentials.
  12. Go to Step 4. Configure Hosts (Instances) in Security Analytics.
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