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Create Security Groups for the NAT Host

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Due to RightScale Legacy Platform deprecation, this section covering Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) is no longer valid. Please see the Network Manager section for current information on creating and managing AWS VPCs.

The NAT Host allows servers in private VPC subnets to communicate outside of the VPC, which is necessary for private servers to reach RightScale servers in order to complete the booting process and to provide admin access. 


  1. Go to Clouds > AWS Region of your VPC > Ec2 Security Groups
  2. Click New.
    1. Enter the name (for example, 'NatHost') and a description (optional). 
    2. Select VPC as the Scope and select your VPC.

    3. Leave permissions as default (all unselected).

    4. Click Create.

  3. Update security group NAT Host permissions by creating a new rule with the following settings: 

  •  ingress 
  •  all (protocols)
  • IPs: (allowing all private network traffic to use the nat host to reach the internet)



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