Pick an Instance Type
It is important to pick an instance that has Instance Store Storage attached, also known as ephemeral disks. We will use this disk to store the DataKeeper bitmap file as described later in the documentation. A list of support instance types can be found here.
Add Primary and Secondary Address on each Instance
Add EBS Volumes to each Instance
When provisioning the server be sure to attach at least one additional EBS volume to each server.
Open Security Groups
In this example we had previously created a security group that allowed all traffic to flow freely between instances in our VPC (10.0.0.0/16). We also opened up the RDP port to allow remote access directly to each instance. You may want to consult with your cloud administrators to ensure you adhere to your security protocols. Refer to the AWS documentation for additional information on Security Groups.