Launching an Ops Manager Director Instance on AWS

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This topic describes how to deploy Ops Manager Director after deploying the CloudFormation template for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Before beginning this procedure, ensure that you have successfully completed all of the steps in the Deploying the CloudFormation Template for PCF on AWS topic. After you complete this procedure, follow the instructions in the Configuring Ops Manager Director on AWS CloudFormation and Configuring Elastic Runtime on AWS CloudFormation topics.

Step 1: Open the Outputs Tab in AWS Stacks

  1. In the dashboard of your AWS Console, click CloudFormation. The Stacks Dashboard displays.

  2. Select the pcf-stack checkbox, then select the Outputs tab.

    Aws cloudform stacks

    In the steps described below, use the information from the Value column of the Outputs tab to configure your PCF installation.

Step 2: Select a Pivotal Ops Manager AMI Instance

  1. Log in to the Pivotal Network and click Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager.

  2. From the Releases dropdown, select the release to install.

  3. Select Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager for AWS to download the OpsManagerx.x.xonAWSFulfillmentInstructions.pdf file. This document lists AMI IDs for Pivotal Ops Manager for specific regions.

  4. Log in to the AWS Console. Navigate to the EC2 Dashboard.

  5. In the left navigation panel, click AMIs.

  6. Using the OpsManagerx.x.xonAWSFulfillmentInstructions.pdf document, enter the AMI ID for your AWS region in the Public images search field. This search locates the appropriate Pivotal Ops Manager AMI for your region within public images.


  7. Select this AMI and click Launch.

  8. Choose m3.large for your instance type.

    Ami instance type

  9. Click Next: Configure Instance Details.

Step 3: Configure Instance Details

  1. Complete the Config Instance Details page with information from the Outputs tab in the AWS Stacks Dashboard: Instance details

    • Select the Network that matches the value of PcfVpc.
    • Select the Subnet that matches the value of PcfPublicSubnetId.
  2. Set Auto-assign Public IP to Enable.

  3. Click Next: Add Storage.

  4. On the Add Storage page, adjust the Size (GiB) value. Pivotal recommends increasing this value to a minimum of 100 GB.

    Storage config

  5. Click Next: Tag Instance.

  6. On the Tag Instance page, add a Key Name with Value Ops Manager.

    Tag config

  7. Click Next: Configure Security Group.

Step 4: Configure Security Group

  1. Select the Select an existing security group option.

  2. Select the Security Group ID that matches the value of PcfOpsManagerSecurityGroupId located in the Outputs tab of the Stacks dashboard. Security group

  3. Click Review and Launch.

Step 5: Deploy Ops Manager

  1. Review the instance launch details. Click Launch.


  2. Use the first drop-down menu to select Choose an existing key pair. Use the second drop-down menu to select the name of your pre-existing AWS key pair.

  3. Select the acknowledgement checkbox.

  4. Click Launch Instances. If successful, you will see the Launch Status Page.


  5. Click View Instances. Or alternately, navigate to Instances from the left navigation panel of the EC2 Dashboard.

  6. AWS deploys Ops Manager. This may take a few minutes. When complete, AWS displays an Instance State of running and a Status Check of passed when the Ops Manager deployment successfully completes. Deployed

Step 6: Create a DNS Entry

Note: For security, Ops Manager 1.7 and later require that you log in using a fully qualified domain name during the initial configuration.

Create a DNS entry for the IP address that you used for Ops Manager. You must use this fully qualified domain name when you log into Ops Manager in the Configure Ops Manager Director for AWS step below.

Step 7: Configure Ops Manager Director for AWS

After you complete this procedure, follow the instructions in the Configuring Ops Manager Director on AWS CloudFormation and Configuring Elastic Runtime on AWS CloudFormation topics.

Return to Installing Pivotal Cloud Foundry Using AWS CloudFormation.

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