Setting up an Amazon EC2 Instance (Part 1)

These days, it's increasingly becoming important to be able to setup a server "in the cloud"; both Oracle and Ellucian are actively pushing clients to get their data "up there" for efficiency and performance.

Personally, I find this rather ironic, as twenty years ago, these were the same companies that pushed getting everyone off of "MAINFRAMES"... to use "client/server"
Now, once again, it seems the pendulum has swung back in the other direction. But alas, I digress....

Since Ellucian is now supporting Banner on Amazon AWS, let's take a quick look on how to setup a Linux Instance in this environment.

OK, let's go over how to setup a Linux System on Amazon AWS. Keep in mind this tutorial is for advanced users that already know Linux system administration.
Before we get started, setup an Amazon AWS account at You will need a credit card, but for testing purposes, you will be able to setup free systems for at least a while.

Once you are done, follow the slides below: