Deploy Metric Insights on Amazon EC2
This article will detail how to setup and install Metric Insights on Amazon EC2. If you do not already have an Amazon EC2 account, sign up for one at http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/. In addition, if you haven't already done so, please request the Metric Insights software at http://www.metricinsights.com/request_eval.html.
Ensure that the system requirements for a Metric Insights server are met.
Starting v6.4.1. services inside containers are run by one unprivileged user. The ownership for the network shared volume must be manually set to
uid: 33 before updating to v6.4.1.
Log into your AWS account at http://aws.amazon.com/ec2
After requesting the Metric Insights software from http://www.metricinsights.com/request_eval.html you will receive an email asking for your AWS Account ID and desired EC2 region. Once you share that information via email, we will respond by sharing an AMI-ID (Amazon Machine Image Id) that you can use to launch your EC2 image.
At this point, you should have received an AMI-ID (Amazon Machine Image ID) for the Metric Insights server. Use this AMI-ID to launch an EC2 instance
In the AMI list, insert the AMI-ID in the search bar and select 'All Images'. The search will churn for a while (maybe 30 seconds)
See the minimum system requirements for the Metric Insights Server and select an appropriate image size. M1. Mediums are the minimum recommended size.
Add inbound access the following ports to an EC2 Security Group (EC2's firewall)
If you want to lock down the subnet from which inbound connections are allowed, modify the Source ip range as well. More information can be found in the EC2 documentation.