Launch an Instance

Now launch an instance of TNSR:

  1. Navigate to https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/

  2. Click Instances

  3. Click Launch Instance to enter the Launch Instance Wizard

  4. Click the AWS Marketplace heading

  5. Type Netgate in the search box and press Enter

  6. Find the entry for TNSR and click Select

  7. Click Continue on the information page

  8. Choose an Instance Type, then click Next

    Note

    The available instance types are those that support ENA network adapters. These include all C5 and M5 instance types. The type of C5 or M5 instance depends on the needs of a given network. For networks with a large number of subnets in the VPC or for networks that expect high throughput, one of the larger instance types is likely to be more appropriate.

    For information on bandwidth limits and limits on the number of Network Interfaces and IP addresses for different instance types, see the following links:

    In environments where the requirements are unclear, start with c5.xlarge and migrate to a different instance type later as necessary.

  9. Configure Instance Details:

    • Select the VPC in which to launch the instance

    • Under Network Interfaces:

      • Select the Management subnet as the subnet for the eth0 interface

      • Click the Add Device button

      • Select the WAN subnet as the subnet for the eth1 interface

    Only two Network Interfaces may be added to an instance at launch time. The LAN interface can be added after the instance is launched.

    Click Next after completing the choices

  10. Add storage if this instance will require more than the default 10GB disk, then click Next

  11. Add Tags to identify this instance if desired, then click Next

  12. Configure Security Group

Default rules should appear to allow SSH and ICMP. These rules can be used to create a new security group, and to add access for other ports if needed.

Warning

We strongly recommend that the allowed Source be limited to a specific address or network that will be used connect to the TNSR instance.

Give the security group a name such as “TNSR management”.

  1. Verify the settings selected in earlier steps, then click Launch

    Select an ssh key or create a new key in the popup. Click Launch Instances