Step A: Prepare Hardware and Download Files - AWS Elemental Delta

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Step A: Prepare Hardware and Download Files

Before you install the AWS Elemental Delta software, prepare the hardware and files that you need for the installation process.

Prepare Hardware and Network

To prepare your hardware and network, make sure you have done the following:

  • Physically installed the hardware unit.

  • Set up the unit as a node on your network.

  • Configured network cards and ensured that they're able to reach other machines on the network.

  • Set up a method, such as SCP, Samba, or Windows Share, for transferring files from your workstation to the node.

Note Your Activation Code

You should have received an email with your activation code. You need this number for the installation.

If you're installing AWS Elemental software on more than one system, you received an activation code for each system. Decide and note which activation code you will use for each unit. The codes are not tied ahead of time to any specific system, but you cannot use the same code on more than one.

Download Installation Files

Download the installation files for each unique AWS Elemental product that you're using.

To download installation files

  1. Log in to the AWS Elemental User Community and follow the prompts to navigate to your files. For detailed steps to download installation files, see Downloading AWS Elemental Delta Software.

  2. Download your files.

    You need the following files for each unique piece of AWS Elemental software that you're installing.

    • A kickstart (.iso) file for creating a USB boot drive. For example, centos-20161028T12270-production-usb.iso.

      You use this file to put a preconfigured installation of your operating system on your physical machine.

    • An installation (.run) file for the AWS Elemental software itself. For example,

    For example, if you're installing AWS Elemental Server on two systems and AWS Elemental Delta on five systems, you need to download two .iso files and two .run files.