CloudFormation - IQ Server
The following page describes the process for deploying Nexus IQ Server on Amazon Web Services using CloudFormation templates.
- An Amazon Web Services account
- You have subscribed to the CentOS 7 image in the AWS Marketplace
Subscribe to the CentOS 7 Image
If you have not already subscribed to the CentOS 7 image, do the following:
Navigate your browser to https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00O7WM7QW and sign in to your AWS account
Click the Continue to Subscribe button
To create the subscription, review the pricing information and accept the terms.
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Deploy Nexus IQ Server
Select a region for deployment
|US East (N. Virginia)|
|US East (Ohio)|
|US West (Oregon)|
|Asia Pacific (Sydney)|
On the Select Template page, accept the defaults and click the Next button.
On the Specify Details page, fill in the name of your stack (Stack name). Optionally you can provide an EC KeyName for SSH access, a LogGroupName to log to the specified CloudWatch log group, a specific NexusIQVersion to use as well as network related configuration. Then, click the Next button.
If desired, fill out optional values on the Options page.
On the Review page, make certain to check I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom names and accept the other defaults. Then, click the Create button.
Upon clicking the Create button on the Review page, you will be taken to the CloudFormatin Stacks page.
After several minutes, stack creation will complete.
To find the resulting Nexus IQ Server website URL, select the stack name and open the Outputs tab. Then, click the WebsiteURL link.
Login to Nexus IQ Server
The WebsiteURL link will take you to the Nexus IQ Server login page.
NOTE: The allocation of AWS resources takes a while and there will be a delay in Nexus IQ Server spinning up. The CloudWatch log group generated for the stack will provide feedback as to the progress, generally if there are no logs AWS is still doing its allocation.
SSH access to the Nexus IQ Instance
To SSH into the AWS IQ Instance, you need to use your AWS Key Pair and the username to use is "centos".
Managing the IQ Server service
The IQ server is controlled by the service name "nexus-iq-server.service". Once you SSH in to the instance as "centos", you can manage the service with:
To stop the service: sudo systemctl stop nexus-iq-server.service
To start the service: sudo systemctl start nexus-iq-server.service