CloudyCluster Quick Start

AWS Prerequisites:

Launching CloudyCluster in the AWS Marketplace uses a built-in Cloud Formation Template.  This process will create a new IAM Role and Policy and Launch the Initial Control Instance.

If you wish to use the EC2 Console to launch the Marketplace AMI, follow these DIY IAM instructions and skip the Cloud Formation Steps.

Follow the instructions as outlined.  Additional Documentation can be found at

To begin:

RHEL:  navigate and enable CloudyCluster 1.2 for RHEL in the AWS Marketplace here
CentOS: enable the free CentOS base AMI here then navigate and enable CloudyCluster 1.2 for CentOS in the AWS Marketplace here.

To enable CloudyCluster in the AWS Marketplace, select your preferred region and the "Control Instance topology for CloudyCluster" radio button, and then select the "Continue" button. You will not be charged until the instance is launched in later steps. 

Select a CloudyCluster version (the newest version is recommended), a region, and ensure the "Control Instance topology for CloudyCluster" radio button is selected before launching with the CloudFormation console.

Assign a name to your stack and fill in the parameters.

Assign Key/Value pairs if desired.


Review your settings and select the "Create" button to create your stack. This will launch the CloudyCluster Control Instance and authorize your AWS account to be charged for the single control instance. You will be able to review additional charge estimates before you launch additional cluster instances.

To access the CloudyCluster instance that was launched select the "Output" tab in the CloudFormation Console and copy the InstanceIP.


Paste the InstanceIP into a web browser, and wait about 5 min for the instance to fully launch.