AWS Quick Start Guide: Launch a Linux Virtual Machine - AWS Quick Start Guide

AWS Quick Start Guide: Launch a Linux Virtual Machine

Welcome to the AWS Quick Start Guide: Launch a Linux Virtual Machine. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is the service you use to create and run virtual machines (VM), also known as instances. By completing the steps in this quick start guide, you will successfully launch a Linux VM on Amazon EC2 within the AWS Free Tier. You will also connect to the instance that you launch and then terminate the instance.

Note

To complete this quick start guide, you must have an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. When you sign up for AWS, your AWS account is automatically signed up for all services in AWS, including Amazon EC2. If you don't have an AWS account, use the following procedure to create one.

To sign up for AWS

  1. Open https://portal.aws.amazon.com/billing/signup.

  2. Follow the online instructions.

    Part of the sign-up procedure involves receiving a phone call and entering a verification code on the phone keypad.

This quick start guide includes the following topics:

For more information about Amazon EC2, see the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud documentation.