How to install CoreOS on AWS
Create a CoreOS AWS instance
Be warned that once you start a server up, you will start to be charged in accordance with Amazon's pricing structure. This article will attempt to install using the free tier services. Once you've finished with a server instance make sure you terminate the instance to stop being charged.
- Go to https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/home
- You may be required to enter your email address and password and click Sign in using our secure server.
- Click the Launch Instance button to start the instance wizard.
- Search for CoreOS.
- Select the AWS Marketplace tab.
- Click the Select button next to Container Linux by CoreOS (stable).
- Click Continue.
- Select t2.micro (free tier eligible).
- Click Next: Configure Instance Details.
- Click Next: Add Storage.
- Click Next: Add Tags.
- Click Next: Configure Security Group.
- Choose Select and existing security group.
- Select the default group.
- Click Review and Launch.
- Click Launch.
- Use an existing Key Pair if you have one, otherwise enter a name for your key pair (eg. yourName).
- Click Create & Download your Key Pair.
- Make sure you save the resultant .pem file somewhere safe, you'll need it shortly.
- Click Launch Instance.
Run the following command on your downloaded .pem file.
chmod 400 mykeypair.pem
You are now ready to connect to your running instance.
- Go to Services > EC2.
- Click Instances in the left pane.
- Select your newly created instance.
- Click Connect to see instructions on how to connect to your instance.
You should run a command similar to the following:
Here are the next steps towards accessing your newly created instance.
You are now ready to make some initial configuration settings.
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