You can access the "InterSystems Ensemble (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64)" ServerTemplate, which is published by InterSystems, from the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace.
The ServerTemplate has numerous inputs that are used to configure the Ensemble instance when it's launched. Many of these inputs have default values that can be modified, if desired.
By default, an EC2 "small" instance will be launched, and Ensemble will be configured on it. If desired, the instance size can be modified to suit your needs.
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The following steps will explain how to use the InterSystems Ensemble ServerTemplates and RightScripts to properly setup a Ensemble solution in the cloud.
The Ensemble ServerTemplate is designed to launch servers into one of the AWS EC2 regions. In order to launch an EC2 server you will need to have an EC2 SSH Key and Security Group. If you need to create new resources, follow the tutorials below. Be sure to create the cloud resources in the EC2 cloud/region (e.g. US-East) into which you will launch the servers because cloud resources are cloud-specific.
The Ensemble ServerTemplate is designed to use RightScale's Credentials store (Design -> Credentials) to provide sensitive information to some of the scripts when they are executed. Create the following credentials with the following names. If you do not have access to this information, contact the person who set up the AWS account. See Sign Up for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Log into the RightScale dashboard and go to Design -> MultiCloud Marketplace -> ServerTemplates. Use the search tool to find and import the most recent revisions of the InterSystems Ensemble ServerTemplate published by "InterSystems Corporation" A copy of the template will be saved in your RightScale account's local collection. (Design -> ServerTemplates) Any RightScale account will be able to import the ServerTemplates.
If you do not have a deployment, you must create one before you can add servers into it. See Create a New Deployment. (e.g. InterSystems).
Go to the imported "InterSystems Ensemble (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64)" ServerTemplate and add a server to the new "InterSystems" deployment. Be sure to select the same cloud/region where you created the cloud resources in an earlier step.
See Add a Server to a Deployment. Select the appropriate EC2 SSH key and security group that you created in an earlier step. It's recommended that you select an appropriate Instance Type depending on your needs (the default is m1.small). You can use the default selections for the other server detail options.
The ServerTemplate has numerous inputs that are used to configure the Ensemble instance when it's launched. Many of these inputs have default values that can be modified, if desired. You will need to define any missing inputs for any boot/decomission scripts before you can successfully launch the server.
The following inputs must be specified for the successful execution of the InterSystems Ensemble scripts. It's recommended that you define the inputs at the deployment level.
Once you have filled out the inputs, you are ready to launch the server. Click the Launch button, review the inputs, then click Launch once again.
That's it! Within minutes, you will have a fully functional instance of Ensemble running in the Amazon EC2 cloud!
The InterSystems Ensemble (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64) ServerTemplate and associated RightScripts will create the following EBS volumes:
Presently, it is not possible to control the size of these volumes via input parameters.
Ensemble provides a robust WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) interface. A sample custom monitor is included as part of this ServerTemplate - it is included as the "InterSystems Ensemble Global References WMI Script". This provides an example of how you can extend the RightScale monitoring and expose additional Ensemble metrics to the RightScale dashboard. To view a complete listing of the WMI metrics provided by Ensemble, see: Monitoring Ensemble using WMI.
Note that the InterSystems Ensemble (Windows Server 2008 R2 x64) ServerTemplate automatically enables the Ensemble instance and the base OS for WMI.
InterSystems Ensemble provides a robust, self-contained database backup feature. For details, see: Ensemble Online Backup.
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