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ClassicLink Mirror on AWS
ClassicLink Mirror on AWS

Testing

This solution includes an additional AWS CloudFormation template that you can use to quickly launch an EC2-Classic test environment in your AWS account.

  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console and click the button below to launch the classiclink-mirror-test AWS CloudFormation template.

    
            ClassicLink Mirror test launch button

    You can also download the template.

  2. On the Specify Details page, assign a name to your test stack.

  3. Under Parameters, modify the following values (this is not required):

    Parameter Default Description
    AllowSSHFromRange <Optional Input> If you want to connect to the backend instances using SSH, provide a CIDR range for inbound SSH traffic.
    KeyName <Optional Input> For SSH connection, provide the public/private EC2 key pair name.
    ServiceInstanceCount 1 Modify the number of instances as necessary.
    ServiceInstancePortNumber 8080 Modify this value if you want the backend instances to use a different service port.

    When the stack build completes, you will have a three-instance (t1.micro), Elastic Load Balancing load-balancer-fronted service in EC2-Classic. This includes two security groups: one that allows Elastic Load Balancing to talk to the backend instances; and one that allows SSH access to the backend instances from an IP range you provide.

  4. Choose the Outputs tab. In the Value column, go to the public URL for this test service. The webpage will show a reply identifying one of the backend servers you launched.

  5. Complete the procedures in the Automated Deployment section and verify that the security groups were correctly mirrored from this test environment to your new VPC. Modify the EC2-Classic security groups to verify that ClassicLink Mirror replicates those changes on the Amazon VPC side.