Start in the cloud with Amazon AWS EC2

Create an AWS EC2 key pair

You will need a key pair to connect to your AWS install once it’s configured and started. If you already have a key pair, you can skip this part. Otherwise, go to the EC2 console and click on Key pair in Network and Security, and then Create a key pair:

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Enter a name (test for example) for this key and click on Create:
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Save the test.pem file on your computer and keep it in a safe location, because without this file you won’t be able to connect to your server !

Configure an AWS EC2 Debian instance

Amazon has a large choice of virtual machines in its catalog, they are ordered based on the type of resources needed. In our case, the T3 General Usage is perfect: it’s a good balance between CPU and RAM as you can see:

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Go to the Instances menu in your AWS console and click on Launch an instance:
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In this menu, you can select an image type. This will be the base of your Jira server: Operating System (Linux, Windows) et its version (Debian, Red Had for Linux, Windows Server 2012 for Windows). Go to the AWS Marketplace tab and type Debian in the search bar then choose Debian GNU/Linux 9 (Stretch) :
Click on Continue to validate your choice:
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Then choose the t2.small instance and click on Launch :
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Simply click on Launch on the next screen:
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You will then need to choose your key pair and click on Launch instances:
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The virtual machine creation process will then start, after a few seconds you’ll be redirected to another page with some information. You can then click on Display instances to get to the EC2 console:
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Note your instance network parameters: you will need the Public IP to connect with SSH, and the Private IP will be needed to authorize connections to the database. Take note of the Public DNS setting too:
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Check that your instance displays a running state after a few moments:
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You then need to modify the AWS EC2 instance Security Group to authorize incoming connections, so that you can get to Jira from your browser. Click on the security group Debian GNU-Linux 9 -Stretch–Debian GNU-Linux 9-6:
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Go to the Incoming tab then click on Modify:
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On the next screen, click on Add a rule then choose HTTP in the list and Save:
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You can now connect to the server with a terminal (or use the Amazon guide to connect with Putty), just repace root by admin for the login:

ssh -i “test.pem” [email protected]

That’s it, you can now access your Linux Debian AWS EC2 instance ! You can continue your server configuration with the PostgreSQL database setup on AWS RDS.

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