Amazon EC2 – Ubuntu Quickstart Guide

You will need

  1. A web browser
  2. An Amazon AWS Account
  3. Download PuTTY

Instructions

  1. Create a new key pair in AWS
    https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/home#c=EC2&s=KeyPairs

    It will automatically download the key for you – go put it somewhere safe (c:\amazon\keys\your-key.pem)

  2. Load up puttygen.exe
  3. Conversions… Import Key
  4. Import c:\amazon\keys\your-key.pem
  5. Save Public Key:
    c:\amazon\keys\PublicKey.ppk
  6. Save Private Key
    c:\amazon\keys\PrivateKey.ppk

    Ideally set a password but not required – what this means is that when you go to connect and it uses your key it will ask for this password

  7. Launch and instance from AWS
    https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/home#s=Home
  8. Choose Community AMI

    Search for  ami-480df921 (It may take a while – be patient)
    This is Canonical’s 32-Bit Ubuntu 10.04

  9. Click Select then choose a t1.micro (or relevant size) instance
  10. Keep the rest of the defaults but when it asks for keypair – use the one you created in step 1 from the drop-down
  11. Go to the end and it will launch…
  12. In your Instances
    https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/home#s=Instances

    Select your instance then Instance Actions then Connect.
    Copy the hostname

  13. In PuTTY paste the hostname into the Hostname or IP box
  14. Under SSH… Auth browse to c:\amazon\keys\PrivateKey.ppk
  15. Then back under Sessions click Connect
  16. When prompted log in as “ubuntu”
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